Establish a Lean Supply Chain

Step 10 - Align Customers and Suppliers

Course Summary

 Why Lean Supply Chain?
This training course is focused on the relationship between customers  and suppliers. A business can only deliver products and services to  their customers at the same rate that their suppliers can make them  available. A business will fail to meet customer demand without its  suppliers delivering its products and services on-time, every-time!

What is a Lean Supply Chain?
A lean supply chain is system focused on the use of lean principles  for the logistics of providing and moving materials, information and  knowledge between suppliers, manufacturing companies and their  customers. It is important to understand that any business is only as  good as its suppliers ability to deliver their materials on time, every  time. It your suppliers fail, your business fails to deliver your  products to your customers.

What steps are involved in a Lean Supply Chain?
There are four steps to implementing a standard work process:
1. Get your own business practices in order first by implementing lean principles.
 2. Implement a pull system to improve process flow and inventory control using kanban.
 3. Negotiate with your suppliers to integrate your order process with  your pull system. Ask them to hold kanban quantities in their finished  goods facility.
 4. Negotiate with your customers to align their ordering process with  your pull system by integrating it into their receiving process.

How does a Lean Supply Chain improve business performance?
A lean supply chain has a huge impact of the overall supply logistics  because it lowers the amount of inventory being held by every business.  This reduces costs and improves the ability of suppliers to deliver  goods on time, every time. Implementing a lean supply chain will be  dependent upon a company‚Äôs buying power and their ability to negotiate  with their suppliers and customers.

Course Curriculum

Christopher Turner

After working for almost 40 years in the continuous improvement field with clients around the world, I am sharing my personal knowledge and hands-on experience through these cost-effective and self-paced online training courses with any person, group or organization that wants to learn how to improve their business processes.

John Gent


Highly Recommended Course. Easy to Understand, Informative, Very Well Organized. The Course is Full of Practical and Valuable for Anyone who wants to Enhance their Skills. Really Enjoyed it. Thank you!!

Course Pricing

  • Lean Supply Chain
  • $45 USD

    Step 10 - Establish a Lean Supply Chain

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