What a difference a decade makes in supply-chain management.
Back in 2002, when Dan Jones and Jim Womack were preparing the first edition of Seeing the Whole, the workbook that introduced a methodology for mapping value streams across companies and countries, managers were rushing to de-integrate supply chains by outsourcing and offshoring. Companies searched the globe for suppliers who would quote dramatically lower piece-part prices.
Today the situation is very different. Currencies have shifted, labor costs in many low-wage countries have risen steadily, and suppliers in high-wage countries have gone out of business.
Companies are being forced to do what they should have done 10 years ago: understand and improve the underlying value-creation process that they share with suppliers and customers to reduce total costs and provide better value for customers.
Join Dan and Jim November 29, 2011, at 2 p.m. (Eastern) for a free webinar on extended value-stream mapping, a proven methodology for analyzing supply streams across organizations and countries.
They'll also discuss the new essays on improving extended value streams from the just-released, revised second edition of Seeing the Whole Value Stream.
- Why now is the right time to map your extended supply chain.
- How extended value-stream mapping impacts the off-shoring debate.
- What extended value-stream mapping is; how it links to the value-stream mapping tool explained in the Learning to See workbook.
- How real companies – retailers, distributors, manufacturers, component suppliers, parts suppliers, raw material suppliers – can jointly manage and improve their shared value streams to create more value for customers with less time, effort, cost, and chaos for every firm along the value stream.
- How to expand your focus from one product family (one value stream) to all the value streams contributing to a complete product.
Plus, they'll save plenty of time for your questions.
Who Benefits From This Webinar:
- Senior managers, purchasing managers, sales managers trying to change the discussion with customers from price to value, lean implementation leaders, logistics managers, supply-chain managers.
- Suppliers to manufacturing and service companies pursuing lean transformations
- Companies that are ready to spread lean transformations beyond the four walls of their facilities to suppliers and customers.
"Go See" Lean Principles in Action
Build on the concepts explained in Seeing the Whole Value Stream January 17-20, 2012, at two special, hands-on workshops being run at LeanCor’s Supply Chain Operational Center in Florence, KY,
Learn how the workshops "Building the Lean Fulfillment Stream" and "Lean Warehousing and Distribution Operations" will help you improve the value-creating process shared with suppliers and customers.
Seeing the Whole Value Stream
2:00 PM EST
estimated duration: one hour
About the Presenters:
Daniel T. Jones is a management thought leader, an advisor on applying lean thinking, and founding chairman of the Lean Enterprise Academy (LEA) in the UK, which is dedicated to pushing forward the frontiers of lean and helping others with its implementation.