Professional Education Course

Lean Inbound Logistics

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Course Title: Lean Inbound Logistics
Program ID: LOG 3161P Subjects: Lean & Process Improvement, Supply Chain Management, Warehousing


Registration DeadlineSection DatesFormat & LocationCEUsFeeStatus
Jun 02, 2015 (Tue)Jun 02, 2015 (Tue) - Jun 03, 2015 (Wed)Atlanta (Georgia Tech Global Learning Center) (this is an onsite course)1.4$1,450OPEN

Meeting Times
On the first day, check in at least 30 minutes before the class start time.

  • Tuesday, June 2, 2015 (8:00 AM-5:00 PM)
  • Wednesday, June 3, 2015 (8:00 AM-5:00 PM)

Alternate Rates

  • $1300 -- SCL Alumni and members of: APICS, AST&L, CSCMP, GT Alumni, GT EMIL, GT MSSCE, GTMI, INFORMS, Military (Active and Retired), NLDC, Supply Chain Leadership Council, WERC
  • $1200 -- Certificate Rate (Must sign up for all four certificate courses at same time)



Course Description

The efficient flow of inbound materials through your supply chain can have a significant impact on cost, quality, service, and delivery to your customer. With continued pressures from globalization, market volatility, and innovation expectations, companies are extending their reliance on lean principles to outside the four walls of the manufacturing facility. Lean inbound logistics requires strategic coordination to synchronize suppliers, transportation providers and multiple supply chain partners. And like all complex multi-party operations, the road to improvement will have its challenges. Such hurdles could include balancing inventory cost with transportation cost, the lack of leadership understanding and support, and the realities of incumbent manufacturing and procurement contracts and systems.

This course focuses on the why and how to implement lean logistics to support the lean supply chain operations – both in manufacturing and distribution. Areas of focus include: lean strategy development, identifying and overcoming operational realities, and learning the tools necessary for successful implementation.

Who Should Attend

  • Chief Supply Chain Officers
  • Company Owners
  • Logistics Service Providers
  • Consultants
  • Vice Presidents of Sales Operations
  • Vice Presidents/Directors of Process Improvement
  • Executive/Senior/Vice Presidents/Directors of Supply Chain, Logistics, Procurement, Manufacturing, or Distribution

How You Will Benefit

  • Map the current inbound logistics network
  • Appreciate the distinct nature of the inbound logistics network as a link to suppliers and manufacturing facilities and part of the overall value chain
  • Calculate total logistics costs
  • Design a future state network based on lean principles
  • Learn techniques in transportation management, supplier management, and materials planning to achieve improved material flow balances and reduced overall costs
  • Learn the keys to strategic supplier management
  • Understand how lean guiding principles serve as the strategic pathway to lean inbound logistics
  • Milk Run development and mode selection

What Is Covered

  • Strategic Value of Lean Inbound Logistics and Total Logistics Cost
  • Getting Started – The Current State Map
  • Lean Logistics Network Design – The Desired State and Planning for Implementation
  • Material Ordering & Supplier Management
  • Lean Logistics Engineering & Transportation Management
  • Yard Control & Material Receiving
  • Implementing, Sustaining, Improving
  • Tour of Port Operations

Course Materials

Participants receive a course notebook and Building a Lean Fulfillment Stream workbook.

Course Administrator

Tim Brown


Brad Bossence

Certificate Information

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