Onsite Seminar

Purchasing and Supply Management

The Migration Toward Lean

The revolution of making business more cost effective and competitive!
  1. Introduction
    1. What Exactly is Lean?
    2. Why It is Important in Business Today?
    3. Definitions

  2. Requirement for Today's Competitive Edge
    1. Who's Using Lean Concepts Today
      1. Toyota
      2. Dell Computer
    2. Why Lean Makes You Better Than Your Competitors
    3. Problems Associated with Copying a Lean Business
    4. Kanbans and Their Benefits
    5. Benefits to Our Firm Embracing Lean Applications
    6. The Characteristics of a Lean Business
    7. Obstacles in Becoming Lean
    8. Comparison and Contrast:
      1. Traditional Business
      2. Lean Business

  3. Laying a Foundation for Lean
    1. You First Must Master the Basics
    2. Process Map the Operation
    3. Orderly Systems Are Important
    4. JIT Applications
    5. Six Sigma Orientation
    6. Empowered Teams
    7. Visual Management

  4. Management Support at All Levels
    1. The Workers Learn from Their Managers
    2. Overcoming Resistance
    3. How to Work Those Dinosaurs Within the Operation
    4. Establishing Metrics, Company, Department, Team, Individuals
    5. It's Nike Time — Just Do It!

  5. Creating a Lean Operation — In All Departments
    1. Toyota's 5-S System
    2. Building to Demand
    3. Using the Kaizen Map
    4. Building a "Pull" Process from the Customer
    5. Bringing Your Customers Into Line
    6. Interfacing These Processes with Your External Suppliers
    7. How Does This Work with Long Lead Time Items
    8. Developing Tools to Support the Process

  6. Taking Lean Concept to the Whole Company
    1. Sales and Marketing
    2. Front Office
    3. Purchasing
    4. Engineering
    5. Human Resources
    6. Quality Assurance
    7. Putting the Pieces Together

  7. Making this Change Stick Tomorrow
    1. Management Participation
    2. Communications
    3. Developing the New Metrics for Both Success and Sustainability
    4. Putting Up Signs

  8. Summary
    1. Knowing the Real Value of a Lean Organization
    2. Develop a Mission Statement
    3. Modify Procedures to Support the New Structure
    4. How Best to Expand Lean Throughout the Company
    5. Future of Lean

  9. Utilizing the Lean Matrix Profile
    1. Model to Employ
    2. The Lean Survey