Implementing Lean Practices in Distribution
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Implementing Lean Practices in Distribution

Learn to Apply Lean Manufacturing Principles and Techniques to Distribution, Logistics, and Supply Chain Operations
4.1 (31 ratings)
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468 students enrolled
Last updated 8/2017
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  • 6 hours on-demand video
  • 30 Supplemental Resources
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  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion

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What Will I Learn?
  • You will be able to assess current distribution practices to enable greater flexibility and lower costs.
  • You will understand and learn how to apply an approach based on Lean manufacturing to streamline and optimize product flow, enabling a simpler customer service and inventory replenishment model.
  • You will be able to design and control processes in a way to optimise growth, profits, and customer service.
  • You will be able to apply a Lean approach that simultaneously reduces costs and inventory while improving customer service.
  • You will have gained the skills to make a transition from a forecast-driven process to Lean-based Pull with a combination of buffer inventory, replenishment processes, and Pull-based execution.
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Requirements
  • Basic understanding of Lean concepts and practices.
Description

Implementing Lean Practices in Distribution is a practical course, based on successful strategies we’ve personally contributed to, and spearheaded in the real world. With the goal of addressing today’s and tomorrow’s business operations, Lean Distribution tactics effectively tackle challenges in both customer service and distribution. Integrating concrete experience with the Lean concepts of Pull, kanban, cycle time reduction, and buffer against variation, this course examines a specific set of issues, and the corresponding Lean approach that was created to address them. The methodology taught in this course has not only been market-tested, it’s been proven to deliver genuine results.

The Lean Distribution course is analogy-based, making it easy for you to understand how and why the Lean approach provides authentic solutions. New terms are defined as they’re introduced, with a full description of how they relate to the distribution concept. The problem and solution framework encourages you to follow along, while you develop an understanding of the distribution changes that need to occur at both the plant/warehouse and supplier levels of your business.

By the end of the course, you’ll have a valuable skill set that will allow you to assess your current distribution methodologies, and greatly improve upon them in terms of flexibility and cost. You’ll learn how Lean manufacturing concepts can streamline product flow and customer service, while reducing costs and inventory. And you’ll discover the best designs for increasing overall profits. Finally, with a combined knowledge base of buffer inventory, replenishment processes, and Pull-based execution, you’ll learn everything you need to know to transition from a forecast-driven process, to a far more successful Lean-based Pull system.

Who is the target audience?
  • The course is designed for managers and professionals who are in the day-to-day operational processes and strive to improve these processes, students who are considering career in distribution and logistics, and executives who want to gain perspectives on the reasons to embrace the change toward lean distribution.
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Curriculum For This Course
30 Lectures
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Basics of Lean Distributon
12 Lectures 02:19:43

Section Introduction
02:07

Lean Change and Distribution
16:56


The Framework for Lean Distribution
20:04

Distribution Challenges
17:31

Distribution Optimisation - Part 1
19:51

Distribution Optimisation - Part 2
18:50

Business Process Transformation
06:49

ERP Transformation - Part 1
08:44

ERP Transformation - Part 2
12:09

Section Summary
01:08
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Section Introduction
01:34

Lean Capabilities - Part 1
20:00

Lean Capabilities - Part 2
19:40

Customer Service Policy - Part 1
18:58

Customer Service Policy - Part 2
10:57

Buffer Strategy - Part 1
13:32

Buffer Strategy - Part 2
17:52

Buffer Strategy - Part 3
17:00

Replenishment Cycles - Part 1
19:16

Replenishment Cycles - Part 2
18:39

The Pull Approach - Part 1
15:22

The Pull Approach - Part 2
07:22

The Pull Approach - Part 3
09:03

Section Summary
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Planning Transformation and Benefits
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Lean Implementation
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Course Closure
00:31
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About Us

Operational Excellence Training is a leading provider of high-quality courses and programs related to Industrial Management, Health and Safety at Work, Transportation, Supply Chain Operations, Manufacturing and Warehouse Management.

Our Expertise

Currently, our team includes 5 instructors with expertise in manufacturing, logistics, operations, and services. All the instructors are international-level experts, having 15+ years of practice and Master’s Degree in their relevant field.

Among other professional recognitions, our instructors are members of APICS (Association for Supply Chain and Operations Management), Certified Supply Chain Professionals (CSCP), Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belts (Acuity Institute) and Certified in Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP Institute).

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Our mission is simple: we aim to provide an interactive and engaging learning experience for professionals all around the globe and help them understand and adapt to the requirements of modern management.

The courses we create are structured in a step-by-step manner and contain up-to-date content and comprehensive resources that get our students to the next level.

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