Lean Unit 5: Lean Supply Chain & Assembly is a one-day, instructor-led course that explains the concept of lean supply chain and assembly. Following this course, students will be able to:
- Differentiate between traditional procurement practices and lean supply chain applications;
- Identify waste and value-adding activities within the supply chain and assembly;
- Evaluate the impact of using lean supply chain on waste elimination, continuous flow and site operations pull;
- Identify strategies needed at the project and company levels to support the lean supply chain;
- List examples of process improvements to the lean supply chain;
- Expand lean beyond the individual project;
- Create a value stream map to diagnose and improve the supply chain.
About the Lean Construction Education Program (LCEP)
Lean Construction is based on the holistic pursuit to optimize efficiency, maximize value, and minimize costs through all phases of a construction project: planning, design, construction, activation, operations, maintenance, salvaging, and recycling. Everyone related to the construction process has an incentive to get the project done faster and at a lower cost - from the project owners who want to see tangible results for their investment, to the contractors and designers who want to do their job well and move on to the next project.
AGC of America developed the 7-unit Lean Construction Education Program (LCEP) to help contractors develop the knowledge needed to build projects using Lean practices. Construction professionals at all experience levels will learn the building blocks necessary to transform their projects and companies into a Lean operating system.