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Quinlan School of Business

Supply Chain Seminar Series

"I came into the Lean Supply Chain Seminar Series with one question. I came out with that question answered, but many more to ask of my senior leadership team. Excellent."
-Regional Supply Manager, Ball Horticultural Company,
February 2014

Join faculty and key industry professionals to expand your understanding of strategic supply chain management. Focus on current issues impacting your performance, to help your business run more efficiently, effectively, and ethically.

Upcoming Sessions

May 22, 2014
Sustainability in the Global Supply Chain ($1,125)

August 21, 2014
Risk Mitigation in the Global Supply Chain ($1,125)

November 20, 2014
Supplier Relationship Management in the Global Supply Chain ($1,125)

Attendance to all 4 seminars in the series: $3,825

Class Times: Mondays from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. (a detailed schedule will be sent to all participants prior to the program.)

Program Fee: The fee listed above includes tuition, all program materials, continental breakfast and lunch on the day of class)

Location: Loyola's Water Tower Campus
1 E. Pearson, Chicago, Illinois 60611, conveniently located just off of Michigan Avenue

This program also can be conducted on site and designed around the needs of a group of managers from your organization.

For course consultation, please contact us at: 312.915.6761 or executive-ed@luc.edu.

Session 1 Overview: The Lean Supply Chain

The Lean journey generally begins inside the four walls of a manufacturing facility, but eventually extends to the supply base and to our customers. As the Lean practitioner focuses on eliminating waste, inventory reduction and flow, we quickly realize that engaging the “extended enterprise” is required to complete the Lean journey.

Modeled after the Lean Enterprise Institute's “Building the Lean Fulfillment Stream” workbook, this one-day seminar will teach you how to apply Lean methodology to the Global Supply Chain and logistics function. You will learn to fully define logistics and supply chain management, and discuss what your organization needs to do to successfully implement Lean methods to build a Lean Fulfillment Stream.

Beginning with an understanding of your current logistics and Global Supply Chain networks, this workshop will show how to Value Stream Map the extended enterprise, isolate areas of waste, and uncover opportunities to reduce cost through the use of Lean principles. We will discuss and dissect Total Cost of Ownership, the importance of supplier and customer collaboration, cross functional cooperation, and logistics and supply stream measurement.

This workshop highlights critical elements and “must-know” concepts necessary to implement lean methodology in your global supply chain.

Key Benefits

During this program, participants will:

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Who Should Attend

The Supply Chain Seminar Series is designed for supply and value chain professionals who wish to improve their understanding of Lean methodologies. Specifically designed for Lean implementation leaders, logistics managers, supply chain managers, material managers, and all senior management.

This workshop is specifically built for the manufacturer who is ready to go outside the four walls of the plant in order to connect the plant to the supply base using lean principles.

To benefit most from this program and to foster a rich exchange of ideas among a diverse group of peers, participants should work in the supply chain and have several years of full-time work experience.

Experienced professionals who are currently in transition will also find this program valuable. The Supply Chain Seminar Series offers these individuals an opportunity to update skills, stay abreast of current trends in Supply Chain Management, and demonstrate to hiring managers a dedication to professional development.

Participants represent a wide variety of industries and organizations, including medium- to large-sized corporations, non-profits, government agencies, and small businesses.

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Program Content

Through instruction, discussion, small group activities,  case study work, and interactive exercises, topics in this workshop will include:

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The Supply Chain Seminar Series is taught by leading faculty from Loyola’s Quinlan School of Business, home of the nationally ranked part-time MBA program, as reported by BusinessWeek and U.S. News and World Report. Loyola Executive Education faculty are in great demand as consultants to corporations, non-profits, and government agencies throughout the region and around the world. The faculty are skilled in making business concepts and skills readily understandable and immediately useful to you. To do this, they engage you in dialogue about your experiences and how what you are learning can be applied on the job. This makes the program personally relevant and focused on real-world results.

Session 1, The Lean Supply Chain, will feature Six Sigma black belt Robert Martichenko, Chief Executive Officer of LeanCor Supply Chain Group.

Robert’s entire career has been committed to third party logistics and a focus on the end-to-end Global Supply Chain. In addition to his work with the Quinlan School of Business, Robert is a senior instructor for the Lean Enterprise Institute, Georgia Tech Supply Chain and Logistics Institute, and a frequent speaker for professional industry groups around the world. Robert has authored multiple lean and supply chain books and several dozen articles on the topics of the Lean Supply Chain and strategic leadership.

Robert complements his professional experience with a degree in Mathematics and an MBA in Finance.

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Quinlan School of Business · 820 N. Michigan Ave., Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: 312.915.7057 · quinlan@luc.edu

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