Lean Coffee: Managing Supply Chain Risks (DC Metro CoP)

October 8, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am (under construction)
October 8, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am, Eastern Time Zone
Zoom Meeting
D.C. Metro CoP

Projects today are grappling with longer lead times and higher prices for more materials than ever in recent history.  Just in Time delivery seems like a distant fairy tale in many cases.
This Lean Coffee will include a brief introduction highlighting recent supply chain trends and challenges in the industry. Virtual breakout discussion will then follow in a Lean Coffee format to discuss and share some proactive measures to be taken to reduce these risks.

Take part in an open conversation in a safe, small and low-pressure environment about the topics that are relevant to our Lean community. We want to hear about the problems you are solving, the issues you want to solve, and lessons you’ve learned on your Lean Journey. No previous Lean experience is required.

Participants from cross functional roles as designers, constructors, owners, trades partners, and associations propose discussion topics around any subject about which they want to learn – THERE ARE NO IRRELEVANT DISCUSSION TOPICS! Each proposer takes 15 to 30 seconds to pitch their topic, written on a sticky note, to the group. Once all topics have been pitched, voting begins to establish a priority for discussing the topics. Topics are then ordered from highest to lowest votes and examined accordingly. Participants will receive 8 minutes of time to discuss the topic. After 8 minutes there will be a ‘thumbs up/ thumbs down’ to decide whether or not the discussion should continue. Thumbs up equals 4 more minutes on the clock. This happens until it is agreed that the topic has been discussed to satisfaction. Takeaways are considered and then the topic with the next largest amount of votes is addressed. Come as you are and be ready to learn.