Supply Chain Management – 5/10/21 – 4 sessions $395
Lean Applications – 8/23/21 – 5 sessions $495
Six Sigma Yellow Belt – 11/15/21 – 5 sessions $495
Inventory, Forecasting, Sales & Operations Plan – 2/7/22 – 3 sessions $295

  • Workshops are live but taught remotely via Zoom.
  • Sessions typically run for 90 minutes, start at 1 pm EASTERN Time, and are on consecutive Mondays.
  • Each participant will receive supplemental PDF materials.
  • Sessions are recorded for participants.

For More Information or to Register:
Call: 314-406-4962

Education is a key part of our consulting approach and we offer a variety of training options.

To support geographically dispersed organizations we offer these workshops as live virtual sessions with all of the exercises and interactive discussions of our in-person workshops.

Any of these workshops can be customized, focusing on specific tools or topical areas and go very deep into these subjects. Or, we can cover these topics more broadly and higher level for general understanding or for public speaking events and conventions.

Lean Application Workshop

Lean enables organizations to service customers faster and more productively by eliminating non‐value add- ed activities known as the Eight Wastes: extra motion, overproduction, unnecessary movement, waiting, inventory, rework, transport and underutilized personnel. Visual management techniques, pull systems, balanced work, cellular production, work teams and standardization are the tools used to fight the Eight Wastes. Lean has produced significant results in diverse industries, such as insurance, healthcare, production and distribution.

This five session workshop provides education for Lean tools with practical techniques and tips for applying Lean at your workplace:

  • Continuous Improvement Overview and History Value Stream Mapping
  • Process Flow Mapping
  • Quick Changeover & KanBan
  • 5S & Facility Layout

Six Sigma DMAIC Yellow Belt Workshop

Six Sigma is a set of tools and techniques for solving difficult problems and reducing variation in processes. It also includes a rigorous methodology known by the acronym DMAIC, for the phases Define, Measure, Ana- lyze, Improve and Control.

Six Sigma lets the data tell the true story, leading the practitioner to the root cause. It can also help you un- derstand why sometimes your process can meet the target goals and other times fail to meet them, and how you can assess if this is normal or “special cause” variation.

This five session workshop provides education with practical techniques and tips for applying Six Sigma and DMAIC at your workplace:

  • Defining the Problem: Supplier-Input-Process-Output-Customer (SIPOC), Voice-of-the-Customer (VOC), Voice-of-the-Business (VOB)
  • Measuring the Problem and Process: Sampling plans, Measurement Repeatability and Reproducibility, Scale Standardization
  • Analyzing the Problem and Process: Cause & Effect Analysis, Pareto Analysis, Descriptive Statistics, Hypothesis Testing, Experimental Design
  • Improving the Process: Generating Solutions, Failure-Mode-Effects-Analysis (FMEA), Process Capability, Lean Operations
  • Controlling and Sustaining Improvements: Performance Measurement, Visual Workplace, Standard Work

Inventory, Forecasting, Sales & Operations Planning (S&OP) Workshop

If you sell to customers from a finished goods inventory, as many manufacturers and all distributors do, there is no topic more important than inventory. Inventory best practices require rigorous use of simple formulas to calculate your safety stock, reorder points (a.k.a. min) and reorder quantities (a.k.a. max). In addition, a simple maxim to remember is, “if you have inventory, you have forecasted, whether you know it or not.” If you set your inventory based on the last 3 months’ demand, which means you are projecting that future demand will be based on the last 3 months of actual demand. This is probably not the best forecast method.

Learn different forecast models and the importance of minimizing forecast error. Finally, pulling this all together requires sales and operations planning. S&OP engages sales, finance and operations to bring together statistical forecast models and human intelligence, creating an aligned forecast that can be used to plan inventory, capacity and customer service.

This three session workshop includes inventory calculations, management, forecasting and planning.

  • Demand forecasting
  • Improving inventory performance
  • Sales and operations planning

Supply Chain Management Workshop

Supply chain management encompasses the movement of materials, information and money from suppliers, their suppliers, through your firm, to your customers and their customers. While most people consider supply chain management key to controlling costs, the most important aspect is customer service. Supply chain management controls the levers in a business that drive on time delivery and quality of the products and services you sell to your customer.

This four session workshop includes supply chain management decisions, practices and theories. The Supply Chain Operations Reference (SCOR) model and beyond:

  • Important supply chain decisions
  • Supply chain management theories
  • Developing your supply chain strategic plan

Key Performance Scorecards Workshop

What gets measured gets done! Properly implemented, Key Performance Measurement creates a system for communicating the business’ goals and objectives. Communication creates alignment amongst all of your associates… and alignment is the foundation for implementing your strategic plan and achieving your vision. It is a business imperative to have clear, simple performance scorecards and use them consistently.

  • Turn Strategic Planning into Strategy Implementation
  • Build a structure where everyone is working towards the Strategic Vision
  • Move strategy beyond top management to all associates
  • Discover how to truly empower your organization
  • Determine the gap between present performance and ultimate service
  • Recognize the effect performance measures have on creating organizational culture
  • Create accountability!!!

This two-session workshop provides education for developing and using Performance Scorecards.