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Description: This peer group will explore leading practices in process improvement throughout the supply chain -- efforts designed to enhance value and reduce costs.

Scope of session: This group will discuss the applications of Lean, Six Sigma, and other improvement methods to achieve operational excellence. Focus will be directed to non-manufacturing as well as manufacturing environments toward effective implementation and sustainment of operational excellence.

Topics to be discussed: The session will illuminate the benefits and challenges associated with process improvement in organizations today, including organizational culture, barriers to improvement, measurement systems, tools and methods, and success factors.

Who should attend: Professionals from the following functional areas should consider attending this session: Supply Chain Operations, Logistics, Purchasing/Supply Management, Operational Excellence