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Lean Implementation for the Supply Chain Professional (Formerly Building the Lean Supply Chain Professional)

Course Description

One of the most misunderstood elements of Lean thinking is that Lean is primarily about effective supply chain management. Therefore, we need to be able to answer the question "How does Lean apply to the supply chain?" Connecting Lean to supply chain management is the core purpose of Module 2. Students will build upon their knowledge in module one and learn how to apply Lean principles and problem solving to supply chain functions.

The overarching theme for module 2 is "systems thinking," where we understand how "pull and one piece flow" will lead to reductions to "total cost" of the supply chain. Students will once again be challenged to questions mental models such as economies of scale and replace them with mental models such as economies of time. Having completed module 2, students will not only be Lean problem solvers, they will understand how to connect lean and waste reduction to supply chain functions.

Special Note

The October 25-27, 2016 session will be the LAST OFFERING for this course on the Georgia Tech campus! 

Please note that the course will be offered at the Georgia Tech Panama Logistics Innovation & Research Center, August 23-25, 2016. Please visit for more information.

Who Should Attend

Supply chain professionals, logistics professionals, material managers, production control managers, transportation managers, warehousing managers and purchasing managers

How You Will Benefit

  • Reduce total cost of ownership
  • Reduce inventory levels
  • Reduce logistics costs
  • Reduce space requirements
  • Reduce lead time
  • Increase fill rates
  • Improve supplier performance and accountability
  • Improve customer satisfaction and customer relationships
  • Reduce overall organizational and operational waste

What Is Covered

Day 1 - Setting the Corporate Stage
  • Getting Organized
  • Lean Chain Guiding Principles
  • Value Steam Mapping - Supply Chain Current State
  • Lean Logistics Network Design
  • Moving from Push to Pull
Day 2- Tactical Implementation
  • Customer Focus - Takt Time and SKU Stability
  • Lean Outbound Logistics
  • Supermarket - Push Pull Kanban
  • Shipping - Receiving - Yard Management
  • Material and Parts Ordering
  • Lean Inbound Logistics
  • Lean Supplier Management & Collaboration
Day 3 - Learning from Case Studies
  • Case Study - Lean Transportation
  • Case Study - Lean Distribution
  • Case Study - Lean Supplier Management

Course Materials

Participants receive a course notebook.

Course Prerequisite and Related Certificate Information

For those interested in earning the Lean Supply Chain Professional Certificate, this course is the second course of the three-course certificate program. To earn the certificate, participants must register and complete the following courses in below sequence within six years:

  1. LOG 4000P - Lean Essentials for the Supply Chain Professional
  2. LOG 4001P - Lean Implementation for the Supply Chain Professional
  3. LOG 4002P - Lean Leadership for the Supply Chain Professional

Course Instructors

Course Fees

Standard: $3,000.00, Alumni/Org Discount: $2,700.00, Certificate: $2,490.00 (cost of each course when signing up for and paying for a multi-course certificate program).

First time attendees pay the listed course fee. If you are a returning student of the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL) courses, you will receive a 10% discount which you will enter at the "Check Out" page. Use Coupon Code SCL-Alum.

There are also discounts available for multiple-team member registrations, to those who prepay for all the courses in a specific certificate, to active/retired military, or to members of certain organizations (click this link for a listing).

Discounts cannot be combined. To receive the coupon code for these discounts, call 404-385-8663 or send us an email prior to registration

The program fee for LIVE courses (non-online) includes continental breakfasts, lunches, breaks, parking, internet access, and all classroom materials.

If the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute must cancel a program, registrants will receive a full refund. Georgia Tech, however, cannot assume the responsibility for other costs incurred. Due to program enrollment limits, early registration is encouraged. Registrations will be acknowledged by a letter of confirmation from Professional Education.

Course Times

On the first day, please check in at least 30 minutes before the class start time.

  • First Day (8:00am-5:00pm)
  • Second Day (8:00am-5:00pm)
  • Third/Last Day (8:00am-5:00pm)


October 25, 2016 to October 27, 2016
Georgia Tech Global Learning Center
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Supply Chain & Logistics Institute
H. Milton Stewart School of
Industrial & Systems Engineering
765 Ferst Drive, NW, Suite 228
Atlanta, GA 30332
Phone: 404.894.2343