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Supply Chain Lead Time Reduction Tips and Tricks

Learn methods that can be utilized in both the short and long term to reduce lead times.

All companies have the need to reduce supplier's lead times on occasion. In order to do this effectively the components of lead time must be understood. The product's manufacturing environment also affects the extent lead times can be reduced. Job shops offer the best opportunity to reduce lead times, while products manufactured in a process environment offer the least. There are methods that can be utilized in both the short and long term to reduce lead times. Purchase order language addressing delivery and lead time can be employed to maximize the buyer's leverage when dealing with late deliveries or long lead times.

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Agenda

What Is Lead Time?

Manufacturing Environments

  • Repetitive
  • Discrete
  • Process
  • Job Shop

Components of Lead Time After Order Placement

  • Supplier Order Processing
  • Engineering
  • Material Acquisition (MRP)
  • Queue Time
  • Manufacturing and Assembly
  • Quality
  • Packaging and Transportation

The Purchase Order

  • Negotiate Lead Times
  • Hold Supplier Accountable
  • Liquidated Damages

Lead Time Reduction (Short Term - Increase Capacity)

  • Eliminate or Reduce Engineering Time
  • Material Release
  • Utilize Excess Capacity
  • Overtime
  • Subcontract a Portion of the Work
  • Pay a Premium

Lead Time Reduction (Long Term)

  • Reduce Supplier Base
  • Build Relationships With Suppliers
  • Standard vs. Specialty
  • Increase Order Frequency
  • Share Sales Forecasts
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This course was last revised on October 29, 2020.

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  • ISM 1.25
     
  • Participants who successfully complete this program will receive 1.25 hours of continuing education. They may be applied toward ISM CPSM, CPSD or C.P.M. recertification. ISM's consent to approve hours for this educational event is not an endorsement of this program or its content by ISM.
     

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J. David Alewine

J. David Alewine

Conflict Resources and Resolution, LLC

  • Director of supply chain for a Fortune 200 engineering, design and construction corporation
  • An established professional with more than forty years of broad-based management experience and achievements in both domestic and international environments
  • Holds membership in the Association for Conflict Resolution, the Institute of Supply Management, The National Contract Management Association and the Project Management Institute
  • His professional certifications include PMP, Project Management Professional, CCM, Certified Commercial Contracts Manager, and CPSM, Certified Professional in Supply Management
  • M.A. degree in conflict resolution, Columbia College; M.B.A. degree, and a B.S. degree in marketing, University of South Carolina
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Published 2020
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