Lean Warehousing Excellence

Workshop Overview

After an introduction and some key definitions in order to speak all the same language we will discover and learn how to apply the lean principles one by one. There will be a game to apply principles of Lean using Lego blocks which is promised to be fun and interactive for the whole crowd!

The goal is to give executives a good understanding of warehousing management and an insight in the warehouse processes, enabling them to bring their warehouse operation to a next level of performance.

Key benefits of attending this workshop

  • LEAD your warehouse operation to a higher performance level!
  • REALIZE that safety comes first, optimization comes as a consequence
  • LEARN how to integrate your supplier(s) , customer(s), logistics provider(s) in this global improvement exercise
  • INNOVATE and gain a competitive advantage among competitors
  • OPTIMIZE your warehousing functions by adapting the latest trends and technologies in the business

Who Should Attend?

Chief Executive Officers, Chief Operating Officers, General Managers, Vice Presidents, Heads, Senior Managers, Managers and Senior Executives ,Logistics Managers, senior Warehouse Managers ,Continuous improvement Managers of:

  • Fast moving consumer goods
  • Retail
  • Food production
  • Import/Export
  • Warehousing
  • Inventory control
  • Supply chain
  • Logistics
  • Distribution

Across all Industries

Why you should Attend?

Lean is still in its early stages in supply chain and logistics. A place that many companies have found as a good place to start is the warehouse.

The warehouse is becoming a strategic tool to be used for a competitive advantage. Warehouses today are distribution centres supporting a JIT supply chain that is low cost, flexible, and efficient, especially in the rapidly growing world of e-commerce. E-commerce growth affects both the warehouse and the inbound and outbound logistics that support the facility.

The following five-step process can be used as a guide to implementing Lean principles:

- Identify what your customers expect and determine what value you add to the process.

For distribution and logistics, that usually means greater velocity. What it doesn’t mean is a lot of handling. Distribution people assume all the handling they do adds value, but customers don’t see it that way.

- Plot the value stream.

Identify all the steps involved in moving goods through the system, by mapping all the steps in the distribution process, from order to delivery. That diagram may help you spot activities that add no value so that you can eliminate them.

- Make the process fl ow.

Dismantle any roadblocks that prevent the free flow of materials through the facility.

- Pull from the customer.

The lean system is a pull system, drawing materials and merchandise into the distribution network based on what customers want.

- Pursue perfection. Root out any remaining waste.

Then do it again, and again, and again.