Who should attend
Mid-level managers and functional experts with at least 3 to 5 years of professional experience interested in obtaining new knowledge and skills for success in Supply Chain Management and Operations-based positions.
About the course
This two-day open-enrollment program is designed for mid-level managers and functional experts, and is available as part of our Project Management and Management & Leadership certificate programs.
Today’s hyper competitive markets mean company survival depends on continuous improvement. As the manufacturing sector knows only too well, new competitors can spring up seemingly overnight from anywhere around the globe. The same is now true for service industries. Staying on top takes a comprehensive strategy that focuses on both reducing costs and increasing quality. For companies like Toyota, Nestlé, and the Mayo Clinic, that strategy involves Kaizen, the Japanese method for continuous improvement.
In this dynamic program, you will learn the principles of Kaizen and how to apply them in your organization. From methods for getting employees motivated and engaged, to tools for identifying and addressing waste and inefficiencies in your current processes, lessons are taught with hands-on practice and applications. You will learn specific techniques for adding value and reducing costs, including the best use of your available space, resources, and talent. Understanding Kaizen and how to bring it to your company (or improve your existing efforts) will help you become a more important contributor, adding tremendous value that makes your organization more competitive.
Participants in this program will:
- Understand management roles and responsibilities
- Learn methods for assuring employee involvement and empowerment, in part by focusing on the process for improvements
- Evaluate current processes using Six Sigma techniques
- Increase efficiencies through better organization and visual management
- Improve work procedures and processes through standardization
- Match supply with demand and balance assembly lines, eliminating waste
- Use Value Stream Mapping to increase process responsiveness to customer needs
Phillip Coles has an undergraduate degree from The Pennsylvania State University College of Agricultural Science, an MBA in Supply Chain Management from Lehigh University and an MS in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University. In addition to his formal education, he also studied l...
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