On-site Training (2 days) & Workshop (2 days)
Lean Supply Chain Management: effectiveness and efficiency of processes

Improving the materials/ components and finished products/ goods flows and the associated costs is a constant challenge for all companies to meet the requirements of customers, both internal and especially external to the company. From the perspective of Supply Chain, in order to survive in very competitive markets and achieve a reasonable profit, companies need a continuous optimization of Total Lead Time.


From the perspective of Supply Chain, Exegens® gives companies a systemic and systematic approach to knowledge and continuous improvement of the performance of current and future suppliers and of deliveries to clients by:

  • optimizing days of storage for raw materials, materials and components;
  • reducing the cost of raw materials materials and components;
  • optimization of planning for each category of raw materials, materials and components;
  • simulation and improvement of acquisition types;
  • analysis of alternatives to current suppliers;
  • optimizing storage days for finished goods and reduce delivery lead time.

The Lean Supply Chain Management: effectiveness and efficiency of processes training program  enables participants to understand the role, objectives and specific concepts of Supply Chain from the perspective of Lean principles by explaining the theoretical and practical relationships between business planning, their control and continuous improvement of Supply Chain processes and activities.

For companies, the Lean Supply Chain Management: effectiveness and efficiency of processes training program by Exegens® offers the following potential future benefits:

  • reduction or elimination of lack of stock for raw materials, materials and components
  • improving current stock levels for materials and finished products;
  • improving costs related to Supply Chain Lead Time and inventories of materials and finished products;
  • reducing and/ or eliminating delays of trucks with raw materials, materials and components;
  • increase flexibility of orders to suppliers by optimizing forecasts ;
  • increasing employees’ skills and knowledge of related to acquisition of materials and delivery of finished goods;
  • directions of designing or redesigning the procurement system for raw materials, materials and components.

From individual perspective, the Lean Supply Chain Management training program by Exegens® can increase and enhance your knowledge and skills to support the continuous improvement of Supply Chain processes, can increase the level of adaptability to current and future professional requirements and can increase the opportunities for career development.

Training Schedule

The Lean Supply Chain Management: Effectiveness and Efficiency of Processes training program lasts 2 days.

1. Introduction in Lean Supply Chain Management: definitions; principles; boundary; types of waste and their financial impact;

2. Productivity Business Model (Exegens® concept) – Beyond Lean Management: from vision and mission to Lean Supply Policy Deployment (targets for KPIs and annual strategic action plan);

3. Suppliers or partners? 2 philosophies for suppliers development, analysis and development of key players, 10 criteria for choosing long term suppliers, supplier review process;

4. Strengthening internal operations and developing suppliers: Total Lead Time (calculation and examples), scenarios to improve the Total Lead Time, Material Supply Lead Time (example of improvement project), internal logistics (supermarkets, logistic train, timing, leveling, production pull planning); kanban system; material handling (example of improvement project);

5. Connections between key partners and customers: pull signals; average daily usage, tranzit time, reorder period, pull quantity, loop size; packaging standard (examples).

1. Inventory management: plan for each element (example of calculation for maximum level); designing warehouses and storage; batch size (example); 5S warehouse (example of warehouse improvement);

2. Development of key partners: synchronization of suppliers to manufacturing Takt Time; milk run and source flows;

3. Delivery flows: operations, the ideal state, defining locations, storage principles, Value Stream Mapping for delivery of finished goods from warehouse (example of VSM); Delivery Pull Planning; directions to maximize OTIF for delivery of finished products (example of kaizen for SMED, example of kaizen for Supply Chain – Suppliers Lead Time);

4. Supply Chain Performance and Cost Management: Supply Chain Performance, cost of capital, travel cost, lost time cost, inspection cost, testing cost, tooling cost, inventory cost, ongoing cost, risk cost, etc.; Daily Cost Management (DCM) – (Exegens® concept);

5. Lean Supply Chain Culture: 20 attitudes of Romanian employees during the improvement projects; 20 management errors along the LEAN Journey in companies in Romania; Management Branding (MB)- (Exegens® concept), example of transportation cost reduction.

Conclusions, questions and answers.

Who should attend: Operations, supply chain and production managers, supply chain analysts, purchasing agents, materials coordinators, business analysts, production and material planners, inventory management professionals, customer service professionals, etc.

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