Cambridge, MA, April 12, 2010 –A comprehensive summer series of lean training workshops offered by the nonprofit Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI) will help executives and managers launch and sustain lean management transformations in a variety of business environments and functions.
The series of eight workshops running from July through September will help business leaders improve supply chains, logistics, accounting processes, and manufacturing job shops, as well as practice the new lean leadership behaviors that they need to sustain improvements.
The workshops will be held at the Lean Enterprise Institute’s office at One Cambridge Center, Cambridge, MA.
For complete details about content, instructors, discounts, and to register, go to https://www.lean.org/Workshops/WorkshopCalendar.cfm, call 617- 871-2900, or email email@example.com. The schedule is:
Transformational Leadership: An Experiential Program for Lean Leaders, July 14-16: Learn how to create an environment for effective problem-solving at all levels of the organization and to model leadership behaviors that support such an environment.
Made to Order Lean: Improving Production in a High Mix/Low Volume Environment, August 3, and Made to Order Lean: Managing in High Mix/Low Volume Environment, August 4: These two workshops will show you how to adapt lean principles, tools, and techniques to a high-mix/low-volume environment, and apply lean management in made-to-order companies.
Developing People with Capability for Lean, Aug.17: Learn the manager’s role in people development and the lean leader’s responsibilities in creating a learning environment.
Coaching Skills for Lean Implementation Leaders, Aug.18: Understand what it means to be a coach and why coaching skills are critical for lean managers.
Building the Lean Fulfillment Stream: Supply Chain and Logistics Management, Aug. 19: Based on LEI’s recent book Building a Lean Fulfillment Stream by Robert Martichenko and Kevin von Grabe, this workshop highlights the critical ele
Cambridge, MA, May 11, 2010 — Despite the substantial progress many organizations have made using lean management techniques to improve internal operations, they have paid little attention to launching lean transformations in their external links to downstream customers and upstream suppliers.
Now, in the pioneering new workbook, Building a Lean Fulfillment Stream, (Lean Enterprise Institute, May 12, 2010, $50.00) lean logistics veterans Robert Martichenko and Kevin von Grabe describe a proven approach for applying lean principles to supply chains and logistics.
Using the example company ABE Corp. as their model, the authors illustrate both the implementation process and the benefits to ABE’s bottom line from applying lean principles. Plus, they show how the conversion process is a win-win for every company along the supply chain. The narrative is supported by 41 charts and illustrations, including value-stream maps, calculation details, and financial analyses.
Readers will learn:
- How to calculate the critical total cost of fulfillment so you make decisions that meet customer expectations at the lowest possible total cost, no matter where costs occur in the supply stream.
- How to apply the eight guiding principles for implementing lean fulfillment, even when all the data and variables are not known.
- The seven major types of waste in logistics and supply chains.
- How a fulfillment stream council comprised of representatives from internal departments, customers, suppliers, and transportation providers critical guidance and support.
- The “eight rights” used to measure perfect order execution.
- What lean metrics to use to measure progress, such as why average days on hand of inventory is a better measure than inventory turns.
- A method for collaborating effectively with customers.
- How to identify waste in shipping, receiving, and yard management.
Building a Lean Fulfillment Stream: rethinking your supply chain and logistics to create maximum value at minimum total cost
– By Robert Martichenko and Kevin von Grabe
– Published May 12, 2010, Lean Enterprise Institute
– 111 pages; 41 charts and illustrations
– ISBN: 978-1-934109-19-9
– $50.00 (spiral bound)
– Excerpts, author Q & A, bios, more: http://budurl.com/s2au
– Media: Chet Marchwinski, LEI, firstname.lastname@example.org, 617-871-2930
Based on the workbook, the workshop Building the Lean Fulfillment Stream: Supply Chain and Logistics Management teaches supply chain and logistics managers the “must know” lean concepts and applications.
Robert is an LEI faculty member and CEO of LeanCor, a third-party logistics provider dedicated to the application of lean principles throughout supply chain functions. He learned about lean working at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana and has over 15 years of lean supply chain and third-party logistics experience. He is co-author of the business management book Lean Six Sigma Logistics and the lean primer Everything I Know about Lean I Learned in First Grade. Robert also teaches global business at Saint Louis University’s John Cook School of Business.
Kevin von Grabe
Kevin is vice president of lean deployment LeanCor. His experience in materials management, transportation, and third-party logistics includes a greenfield start up at Toyota Motor Manufacturing Indiana. Kevin’s international experience includes operational start ups for Jabil Circuit at plants in Hungary and China.
Lean Enterprise Institute, Inc., was founded in 1997 by management expert James P. Womack, Ph.D., as a nonprofit research, education, publishing, and conference company with a mission to advance lean thinking around the world. We teach courses, hold management seminars, write and publish books and workbooks, and organize public and private conferences. We use the surplus revenues from these activities to conduct research projects and support other lean initiatives such as the Lean Education Academic Network, the Lean Global Network and the Healthcare Value Leaders Network. Visit LEI at https://www.lean.org for more information.
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ments and “must know” concepts of lean supply chains and logistics.
The Missing Link: Lean Thinking for Executives, Sept. 28: The program will address the roles, responsibilities, and competencies of senior leaders supporting a lean transformation.
Management Accounting for Lean Businesses, Sept. 30: This workshop gives you the logic, principles, and proven methodology to create a lean accounting system that accurately reflects the benefits of the lean transformation.
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The terms lean manufacturing, lean production, or lean management refer to a complete business system for organizing and managing product development, operations, suppliers, customer relations, and the overall enterprise that requires less capital, material, space, time, and human effort to produce products and services with fewer defects to precise customer desires, compared with traditional modern management.
Lean Enterprise Institute, Inc., was founded in 1997 by management expert James P. Womack, Ph.D., as a nonprofit research, education, publishing, and conference company with a mission to advance lean thinking around the world. We teach courses, hold management seminars, write and publish books and workbooks, and organize public and private conferences. We use the surplus revenues from these activities to conduct research projects and support other lean initiatives such as the Lean Education Academic Network and the Lean Global Network. Visit LEI at https://www.lean.org for more information.
Media: Chet Marchwinski, email@example.com, (617) 871-2930