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Sustainability & Lean Management Systems - Chapter Summary and Learning Objectives
Incorporating lean management systems into an organization can be a choice a management team will make. The lessons our instructors have developed on this subject are short, engaging and enjoyable. This chapter is designed to teach you:
- What impact supply chain choices can have on the environment
- The effect of a just in time system on cash flow
- How the lean organization has a competitive advantage over the traditional organization
|Supply Chain Sustainability: Environmentally Sound Choices||Explain what supply chain sustainability is and what the organization can do to make it more sustainable.|
|Just in Time Inventory: Definition, Advantages & Examples||Point out how just in time matches production and inventory to customer demand.|
|Lean Organizational Structure||Compare the lean organization with a traditional organization.|
|The 5S Approach to Waste Elimination for Lean Businesses||Evaluate waste elimination and the 5S approach: sort, set, shine, standardize and sustain.|
1. Supply Chain Sustainability: Environmentally Sound Choices
This lesson introduces supply chain sustainability and provides a conceptual framework for integration of sustainability practices. It also discusses the application of sustainability practices through a three-tier approach.
2. Just in Time Inventory: Definition, Advantages & Examples
Just In Time (JIT) is a production and inventory control system in which materials are purchased and units are produced only as needed to meet actual customer demand.
3. Lean Organizational Structure
In this lesson, you will learn how the structure of a lean organization differs from the structure of a traditional organization and the benefits organizations with lean structures have over organizations with traditional structures.
4. The 5S Approach to Waste Elimination for Lean Businesses
This lesson introduces the steps of 5S and explains how these steps lead companies to eliminate waste through process improvement. We'll also discuss American adoption as lean manufacturing and look at an analysis of the five steps.
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Other chapters within the Business 312: Advanced Operations Management course
- Introduction to Operations Management
- Business & Operations Processes
- Quality Management & Control
- Continuous Process Improvement
- Forecast & Demand Planning
- Performance Metrics & Process Variability Analysis
- Supply Chain & Inventory Management
- Project Management for Operations
- Cost Analysis
- Managing Risk in Operations Management
- Required Assignments for Business 312
- Studying for Business 312