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Apr 7—9, 2020
3 days
Savannah, Georgia, United States
USD 3000
USD 1000 per day
Oct 20—22, 2020
3 days
Savannah, Georgia, United States
USD 3000
USD 1000 per day


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About the course

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.

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

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.


  • 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

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.

Trust the experts

Tim Brown

Mr. Brown has over 30 years of experience in supply chain management operations and services as an operations manager, consultant, educator, and executive recruiter. Tim was appointed as Managing Director in the Georgia Tech Supply Chain & Logistics Institute (SCL). SCL is a unit of Georgia ...


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