Lean Implementation for the 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.

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 within six years: Lean Essentials for the Supply Chain Professional, Lean Implementation for the Supply Chain Professional, and Lean Leadership for the Supply Chain Professional.

(this course was formerly titled "Building the Lean Supply Chain Professional")

Course ID: LOG 4001P
Course Format: Classroom

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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
14259 Oct 14, 2014 Oct 16, 2014 Classroom Atlanta, GA $3,000
15114 Apr 28, 2015 Apr 30, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, GA $3,000
15115 Oct 13, 2015 Oct 15, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, GA $3,000
16364 Apr 12, 2016 Apr 14, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, GA $3,000
16636 Aug 9, 2016 Aug 11, 2016 Classroom Savannah, GA $3,000
16386 Oct 25, 2016 Oct 27, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, GA $3,000

Special Discounts

There are discounts available for this course. Please use one of the coupon codes below at checkout. Note: Only one coupon code can be used per shopping cart.

Alumni:  If you are a returning student of the Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL) courses or you are an alumni of the GT EMIL or MSSCE programs, you can receive 10% off of any LOG course – Use coupon code SCL-Alum

Member Organization: Members of certain organizations can receive 10% off of any LOG course (for information on member organizations visit: www.scl.gatech.edu/orgdiscount) – Use coupon code SCL-Org

Certificate Participants: To receive a certificate course price of 17% off per course, you must enroll and pay for all courses required to earn a certificate – Use coupon code SCL-Cert

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.


  • Setting the corporate stage

  • Tactical implementation

  • Lean transportation

  • Lean distribution

  • Lean supplier management

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Tim Brown