Lean Leadership for the Supply Chain Professional

Course Description

Transforming an organization from traditional thinking to Lean thinking requires leadership. This is the core focus of this course. While the previous modules focus on strategic and tactical implementation of the lean supply chain, this final model “builds” the individual into a Lean leader. This is critical in order to navigate through the waters of change management required to successfully execute and sustain the Lean supply chain journey.

In this course, students will complete a deep dive of the House of Lean and explore the main aspects of lean leadership. Among other important topics, students will learn “go see” management, A3 thinking and leader as teacher concepts.

For those interested in earning the Lean Supply Chain Professional Certificate, this course is the first 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 Leader")

Important Course Information

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Available Classroom Sections

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Available Online Sections

Access Begins Access Ends Registration Deadline Format Cost CRN
Section Details Feb 11, 2018 Feb 11, 2019 Aug 11, 2018 Online $600 18515
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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
14782 Jun 3, 2014 May 15, 2015 Online $900
14261 Nov 11, 2014 Nov 13, 2014 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $3,000
15588 Feb 2, 2015 Jan 8, 2016 Online $900
15744 Jul 1, 2015 Jul 1, 2016 Online $900
15118 Nov 10, 2015 Nov 12, 2015 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $3,000
16499 Feb 6, 2016 Feb 6, 2017 Online $900
16726 Aug 7, 2016 Aug 7, 2017 Online $600
17570 Feb 14, 2017 Feb 9, 2018 Online $900
17763 Aug 9, 2017 Aug 9, 2018 Online $600

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.


  • Building the lean culture
  • A3 thinking
  • Problem solving
  • Working in groups - Teamwork
  • Lean and change management
  • Lean principles deep dive
  • Building the lean leader
  • Lean leader - Standard work
  • Personal SWOT - Lean leader A3
  • Building and sustaining A3 thinking
  • Sustaining for true continuous improvement




  • Access to online course content and optional reading materials until the course end date

For Course-Related Questions

Please contact the course administrator: Tim Brown

Technology Requirements

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