Lean supply chain workshop

Starts:  Jul 24, 2018 3:12 PM (CT)
Ends:  Jul 25, 2018 3:12 PM (CT)

This interactive workshop extends the benefits of lean manufacturing outward from the factory floor to encompass the entire strategic supply chain, thereby enabling firms to trim waste from every step in the recurring value stream. The five principles of lean thinking and the methods of kaizen are applied to each stage of supply chain management, including establishing linkage and flow within the supplier network, elimination of transaction costs, use of visual communication, methods of standard work, and reduction of procurement lead time and inventory queues. 

Practical methods for identifying and eliminating wasted cost, unnecessary delays, and excess inventory will be presented, along with recommendations for building an integrated supply chain through the use of Internet-based “e-management,” and strategies for exploiting B2B marketplaces and auction sites. The theory is backed up by on-the-job examples and real results


Doug Carlberg
Chairman and CEO of M2 Global  Manufacturing and M2 Global Solutions, Carlberg has over 30 years of experience in operations management in the electronics, telecommunications, and defense industries. His background includes more than 20 years of executive leadership with profit and loss responsibility for leading high-technology commercial and defense firms. His areas of expertise include directing all lean manufacturing aspects of product development, production, supply chain management, sales, and service. The recipient of numerous awards for excellence in manufacturing, he serves as president of the Southwest Region of the Association for Manufacturing Excellence and is on the board of governors for the Shingo Prize.

John Puckett
Founder and president of Visions of Excellence, a training and consulting firm that specializes in the implementation of lean manufacturing and supply chain initiatives for small and medium-sized manufacturing firms. Puckett was co-founder and vice president of manufacturing for XEL Communications, Inc., a manufacturer of private line/special service telecommunications equipment that was recognized by Industry Week as one of America’s Top Ten Best Plants. Puckett has over 35 years of experience in manufacturing, including industrial engineering, program management, production operations, materials management, and executive operations management. His areas of expertise include business development, team-based management, lean manufacturing, and supply chain management.


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