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Building the Lean Supply Chain Leader Training Course


Course Overview

Transforming an organization from traditional thinking to lean thinking requires leadership. This is the core focus of this course. While the previous modules focus on strategic and tactical implementation of the lean supply chain, this final model "builds" the individual into a lean leader. This is critical in order to navigate through the waters of change management required to successfully execute and sustain the Lean supply chain journey.

In this course, Participants will complete a deep dive of the House of Lean and explore the main aspects of lean leadership. Among other important topics, Participants will learn "go see" management, A3 thinking and leader as teacher concepts.


Who Should Attend?

Supply chain professionals, logistics professionals, material managers, production control managers, and transportation managers, warehousing managers and purchasing managers.


Course Objectives:

  • Reduce total cost of ownership.

  • Reduce inventory levels.

  • Reduce logistics costs.

  • Reduce space requirements.

  • Reduce lead time.

  • Increase fill rates.

  • Improve supplier performance and accountability.

  • Improve customer satisfaction and customer relationships.

  • Reduce overall organizational and operational waste.



  • Building the lean culture

  • A3 thinking

  • Problem solving

  • Working in groups - Teamwork

  • Lean and change management

  • Lean principles deep dive

  • Building the lean leader

  • Lean leader - Standard work

  • Personal SWOT - Lean leader A3

  • Building and sustaining A3 thinking

  • Sustaining for true continuous improvement

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