Duration 2 weeks
Weekly study 10 hours
Reduce the environmental impact of manufacturing and warehousing systems
In this course you’ll have the opportunity to learn the main principles of lean manufacturing. Focusing on Toyota’s production system, you’ll master suitable tools to detect and eliminate inefficient production processes and will examine the basic design and functional requirements of green warehouses.
You’ll determine how the use of eco-friendly materials, renewable energy resources and automation systems can improve the environmental and operational performance of warehouses.
Lastly, you’ll learn how to monitor and measure the environmental performance of production and storage systems.
What topics will you cover?
Week 1: Lean manufacturing
- The concept of lean
- Toyota’s production system
- Just-in-time (JIT)
- 14 lean management principles
- Seven wastes
- Value stream mapping
- Six Sigma
- Total quality management (TQM)
- Kaizen etc
Week 2: Green warehousing
- Green buildings
- Eco-friendly building materials
- Energy design standards
- Renewable energy
- Environmental management standards
- LEED, ISO 14001
- Warehouse management systems
- Automation technologies
- Environmental assurance
- Green building certification etc
Who is the course for?
This course will be of particular interest to those involved in the design, production and storage phases of a supply chain, including production and warehousing personnel, junior and middle business managers, logistics planners, researchers, etc. It will provide them with the tools and the techniques to design and implement lean production and warehousing systems and minimise their social, economic and environmental impacts.
Please note that the staff described in the ‘Who will you learn with?’ section below may be subject to change.