Lean SCM



The company Power World has 6 employees (5 x production, 1 x logistics) and manufactures wind turbines. Its manufacturing is based on the classic push principle. The primary materials are provided by three different suppliers. The first round of the game is characterised by overproduction, excessive stock levels, large batch sizes, unnecessary transport journeys, quality issues, and long set-up and waiting times. Participants perform a total of three rounds of optimisation. First of all, lean is implemented into manufacturing. Then it is introduced to the delivery processes, and finally the stock-holding point is moved further downstream.


Sense and purpose

The perfect game for showing participants how lean is introduced to the entire supply chain with the most important suppliers. This game clearly demonstrates how a milk run works, and the advantages of shifting the stock-holding point downstream. Use this game to show participants how lean works throughout the entire supply chain.


Learning content

– Push principle
– types of waste
– just-in-time
– “takt” or timing principle
– flow principle
– pull principle
– kanban
– supermarket
– set-up time reduction
– batch size reduction
– poka-yoke
– milk runs
– container management
– make to order/make to stock
– spaghetti diagrams


Information about the game

– Number of players: from 9 players
– Duration of each round: approx. 15 mins.
– Number of rounds: 4
– Duration for seminar: 1–2 days



– Model factory
– Comprehensive set-up and game documentation
– Training presentation Lean Production (Power Point)

799,- €

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Lean SCM