Suppliers and Providers

In order to extend lean principles throughout the entire supply chain, communication is critical.

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Course Overview

Communication is important for extending Lean principles throughout the entire supply chain. This course will show you how to build stable and mutually beneficial relationships with suppliers, third party logistics providers, and customers.

In an ideal world every organization you interacted with would follow the same principles, but many outside organizations have their own way of doing things. The effective methods for communication and cooperation outlined in this course will help you overcome challenges and foster lucrative interactions with suppliers and providers.

Why take this course?

A truly Lean supply chain requires cooperation with outside suppliers and providers. The strategies revealed in this course will ensure that such cooperation goes smoothly.

What am I going to learn?

  • When and how to effectively use third-party logistics providers
  • Pros and cons of third-party logistics providers
  • How to maintain healthy customer-supplier relationships
  • How Autonomous Study Groups can help improve relationships with suppliers
  • How to foster collaboration with suppliers when implementing Lean and Kaizen
  • How to share information effectively between suppliers and customers
  • How to coordinate quality assurance efforts between suppliers and customers

Who is the intended audience?

Anyone who is implementing Lean in a supply chain

What are the prerequisites?

A foundational understanding of Lean supply chain principles

What am I going to receive?

  • Videos that explain the best methods of working with suppliers and providers
  • 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

Supporting Quality Assurance04:33
Quiz – Suppliers and Providers00:15

Course Reviews

  1. Excellent course
    Gives a lot to think about before I meet with my team.

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