Mixed Supplier Runs

Mixed Supplier Runs (also known as “Milk Runs”) are a defining element of the Lean approach to supply chain management.

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Course Overview

Mixed Supplier Runs (also known as “Milk Runs”) are a defining element of the Lean approach to supply chain management. This course illustrates the advantages of Mixed Supplier Runs, and then goes on to explain how they operate in different circumstances.

The Mixed Supplier Run approach supports Just-in-Time thinking and is an extension of Lean principles beyond the internal operations of an organization. By following this method, you will be able to ensure your organization is receiving from suppliers: what it needs, when it is needed, in the quantity that is needed.

Why take this course?

Mixed Supplier runs are one of the defining elements of a Lean supply chain. This course will show you why and how to implement this effective method.

What am I going to learn?

  • The reasoning behind Mixed Supplier Runs
  • How Mixed Supplier Runs differ from the Plant Hub approach
  • How mixed supplier runs operate
  • Transportation strategies for Mixed Supplier Runs
  • The role that drivers play in Mixed Supplier Runs
  • How mixed supplier runs can be adapted to work with remote suppliers

Who is the intended audience?

Anyone who wants to implement Lean methods in their supply chain

What are the prerequisites?

A foundational understanding of Lean supply chain principles

What am I going to receive?

  • Videos that show how Mixed Supplier Runs operate in a Lean supply chain
  • PDF transcripts for your review
  • A list of the terms used in the videos and their definitions
  • Power Point presentations to support your learning
  • Images from the videos to use as you wish
  • A badge awarded upon successful completion of the course

Course Curriculum

Advantages of Mixed Supplier Runs00:00
Mixed Supplier Run Operations00:00
Mixed Supplier Runs with Remote Suppliers00:00
Quiz – Mixed Supplier Runs00:15

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