Lean Warehousing

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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.

This course is also available as a private or corporate offering. Visit the Supply Chain and Logistics Corporate Training page to learn more.

Course Content

DAY 1 

  • Lean Overview:  Why, What, Capabilities, Principles
  • Lean Supply Chain
  • Introduction to Lean Warehousing
  • Lean Storage - Phase 1
  • Lean Storage - Phase 2
  • Capability 1 - Lean Storage - Phase 3, 4 & 5
  • Know Your Business (KYB)
  • Set-up Home Work (Examples) - Both Storage and JIT Prep
  • Daily Check and Adjust
  • Required Self-Study / Homework Material
  • Storage Exercise - Velocity Analysis
  • KYB for Just in Time - Data Gathering / Data Analysis 

Day 2

  • Storage Homework Review
  • JIT Ops (Phase 1 & 2) 
  • KYB Homework Review
  • JIT Ops Diagram LPH (Phase 3)  - Operations Synchronization
  • JIT Ops Workload Planning
  • JIT Ops (Phase 3) Progress Control Boards
  • JIT Ops (Phase 4 & 5) 

Session Details

  • Special Discounts: All residents of the State of Georgia are eligible for a 50% discount while funds last thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration. Use of this discount is subject to verification of GA residency. Enter coupon code SCL-GAAIM at checkout (cannot be combined with other discounts).

    Non-Georgia residents can register and pay for all required courses in a Supply Chain & Logistics certificate and receive a discount of 17% off per course. Enter coupon code SCL-Cert at checkout. Review coupon instructions for more information.

    If you have 3 or more participants from your organization, please contact us for volume discounts at course@scl.gatech.edu.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for supply chain professionals, logistics professionals, material managers, production control managers, transportation managers, warehousing managers, and purchasing managers.

Supply chain and logistics professionals learning in classroom

What You Will Learn

  • Lean warehousing overview
  • Supply chain implementation framework
  • Lean storage planning and location sizing method
  • JIT implementation
  • Standard work batches
  • Operational diagrams
  • Operational workload plans
  • Progress control boards
  • Value stream map warehouse operations
  • How to create a warehouse operation based on visual management and real time problem solving
Supply chain professionals collaborating in warehouse

How You Will Benefit

  • Reduce inventories in the warehouse.
  • Reduce warehousing costs by as much as 25 percent.
  • Implement lean in the warehouse.
  • Create logistics collaboration between warehousing and other functional areas.
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I am really impressed with the scope of subjects covered and the practical case studies in diverse sectors from health, education, and other public sector projects.

- Kenny Onasanya
Team Lead


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