Here’s a Breakdown of the Entire Training Curriculum
You get the most effective methods we’ve used in each of our implementations, to get a supplier base that not only participates in your client’s lean thinking, but helps us improve the client’s operations with depth of ideas that have blown our clients away over and over again. This in-depth video tutorial and training is designed to guide you through the process of initiating a meeting with the supplier staff, doing the right things to secure their interest in you presenting to them, and ultimately getting them to not only support the lean initiative, but to actively get involved in leading it, culminating in complete participation. That automatically means an opportunity for you to get more clients with each and every engagement, when you roll out this tried and true methodology.
The goal is to have your client’s secure a supplier base that partners with them in all the important things, quality, steady flow, and constant systemic improvement. In the process, you get the kudos for helping your client and several other companies as well. What better advertisement than a personal introduction by the leadership of your client, telling the leadership of all of their suppliers, that you are a rock star. This is an outstanding event, and one you’re about to own forever. Think about that. Suppliers usually represent a significant amount of the total costs a company spends on, and you will be able to walk into any company and make promises none of your peers can make. I can boost their quality, reduce the complexity of our current transactions (which increases capacity), and very likely drop your costs by at least 10%. Nobody else talks like that, so you’ve just risen to the top of the list of interesting candidates.
Here’s What You Get
A step-by-step guide to identifying the right mix of suppliers so your client optimizes their chance for success
The right steps to take before, during and after turning suppliers into lean thinkers
You get a step-by-step plan designed to ensure you say and do all the right things at the right times
The procedure your client follows to get group-backed commitment and an actionable plan for every supplier
An arsenal of techniques that will give you the edge over any of your peers and give you access to more clients
Meet your host, Jim
My name is Jim Hudson — founder of the Lean Expert Academy, partner in the Lean Leadership Institute, and author of the soon to be released book, Lea(R)n Thinking. I am also the CEO of a lean consulting company where I train lean consultants to implement the exact methodology and techniques that you will learn here.
I’ve been called “The Wolf” . . . because for many years, every time something went wrong at a client’s implementation, I got the call and not only fixed it, but got even more consulting work out of “the crisis”.
I’m on a quest to “bend the universe”. I believe it’s not okay for us to sit back and just let the lean movement limp along, as it has over the past 30 years. It’s time for all of us to turn up the power and turbocharge the efforts, so that everything that has the name management attached to it, is done with lean thinking and lean management.
My goal is to produce as many excellent lean thinking implementers as possible – to arm you with the ability to recreate what I and my team of consultants have been doing consistently for the past six years.
Here’s What You’ll Learn
Supplier Day Workshop is going to expand your clients’ reach with a more successful lean implementation, better than anything you can imagine.
First you’re going to expand your client’s lean results, by teaching them how to assess every part
Along the way, you will discover how to get them to deal with their suppliers differently than they ever thought possible
You’ll get the method we’ve used over and over again to insure supplier performance around the right metrics
You’ll also discover how to pave the way for an easier client Implementation, just by doing one simple thing
All of this without any selling or cajoling, us vs. them mindsets, or suffering through the long list of tools to teach