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Lean Champion for the Supply Chain

Lean Champion for the Supply Chain is an application based training program to prepare participants to implement, maintain and improve the flow of products, services and information throughout the supply chain. They will learn and apply guiding principles, tools and techniques of Lean to provide greater value by reducing costs and continuously improving value streams.

Key Supply Chain Management concepts taught include:

  • Creating and managing seamless, value-added processes across organizational boundaries to meet the real needs of the end customer
  • Voluntary and trust-based relationships with supplier and customer firms
  • Lead time reduction and matching demand to capacity
  • Supply chain operations based on the SCOR* model: plan, source, make, deliver and return
  • Going Green throughout the supply chain

Key Lean concepts taught include:


  • Assuring a safe environment
  • Developing people
  • Empowering and involving everyone

Continuous Process Improvement

  • Stabilizing processes
  • Relying on data and facts
  • Standardizing processes
  • Insisting on direct observation
  • Focusing on value stream
  • Identifying and eliminating waste
  • Not passing defects forward
  • Integrating improvement with work

Enterprise Alignment

  • Seeing reality
  • Focusing on long term
  • Aligning systems
  • Aligning strategy
  • Standardizing daily management


  • Measuring what matters
  • Aligning behaviors with performance
  • Identifying cause and effect relationships

Business & Community Institute

The Business & Community Institute
West Campus
Phone: (517) 483-1857
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