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Lean Warehousing

Course Description

This course will demonstrate how warehouse operations are a key enabler to a successful supply chain implementation and the starting point for a transformation. It is critical to manage safety, quality and efficiency. Learn to leverage the lean supply chain modifications to improve customer responsiveness and reduce operating costs and in doing so contributing to a supply chain that creates a competitive advantage for a company. To accomplish this goal, we must bring lean principles into the warehouse and distribution center.

Who Should Attend

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

How You Will Benefit

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Isolate the key elements of lean thinking to be used in the warehouse
  • Value stream map warehouse operations
  • Utilize lean tools to reduce waste in the warehouse
  • Create a warehouse operation based on visual management and real time problem solving
  • Reduce inventories in warehouse operations
  • Create collaboration between warehousing and other functional areas

Benefits:

  • Reduce inventories in the warehouse
  • Reduce warehousing costs by as much as 25%
  • Implement lean in the warehouse
  • Create logistics collaboration between warehousing and other functional areas

What Is Covered

  • Lean Warehouse Overview
  • Supply Chain Implementation Framework
  • Lean Storage Planning Approach
  • Application of a Lean Storage Location Sizing Method
  • JIT Implementation Approach
  • How To Develop Standard Work Batches
  • Generation of an Operational Diagram
  • Creation of a Daily Operational Work Load Plan
  • Development of a Progress Control Board

Course Materials

Participants receive a course notebook.

Course Prerequisite and Related Certificate Information

No prerequisites. This course is part of the Distribution Operations Analysis & Design (DOAD) Certificate.

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 to 5:00pm
  • ​Second Day - 8:00am to 5:00pm
  • Third Day - 8:00am to 5:00pm

UPCOMING OFFERINGS

September 27, 2016 to September 29, 2016
Georgia Tech Global Learning Center
September 26, 2017 to September 28, 2017
Georgia Tech Global Learning Center

In one particular instance, our team identified an opportunity to improve the picking process. We had 35-40 pickers performing the same process in almost as many ways -- some ways effective and some not. We asked, "Why are we walking all over the warehousing picking every unit for one box, when we have a conveyor system that can bring the box to the pickers and eliminate the wasteful motion?" Through leader standard work, kaizen events, picking patterns, and other applications learned from SCL courses, our team was able to improve flat picking productivity from 50 units per hour to 130 per hour.

Reemer Youmans
Director of Distribution Center Operations, HUGO BOSS
 
 
 
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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