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Improve Processes and Deliver Operational Excellence
Learn how to improve business processes and execute your business strategy more consistently and reliably over time. In this learning path, discover how to apply operational excellence techniques to improve your organization's processes, products, and services.
Identify and implement effective business processes.
Learn the components of quality and supply chain management.
Explore operational excellence concepts and tools.
Inventory Management Foundations with Steven Brown
Learn how to effectively manage inventory within your company. Explore analytical tools and control systems that can help you improve your inventory management efforts.
1h 20m • COURSE
Quality Management Foundations with Steven Brown
Learn how to properly manage quality in your company. Explore major frameworks, tools, and strategies that you can leverage to enhance your quality management approach.
1h 1m • COURSE
Implementing Supply Chain Management with Daniel Stanton
Learn how to implement supply chain management in your company. This course covers challenges, a five-step process for implementing supply chain management effectively, and more.
1h 25m • COURSE
Business Process Improvement with Eddie Davila
Be a change agent in your organization with process improvement. Learn how to build brand-new business processes, improve existing ones, and get stakeholder buy-in for solutions.
58m 2s • COURSE
Operational Excellence Work-Out and Kaizen Facilitator with Richard Chua
Learn how to plan, lead, and facilitate Lean Six Sigma Work-Outs, Kaizen, or rapid improvement events to achieve operational excellence.
1h 10m • COURSE
The New Age of Risk Management Strategy for Business with Dan Weedin
Build a business that lasts by effectively preparing for change. Learn how to think strategically about the most pressing modern risks—from AI to globalization.
1h 29m • COURSE
Lean Inventory Management with Steven Brown
Learn how to apply lean tools, tactics, and strategies to manage inventory more effectively.
1h 9m • COURSE
Cost Reduction: Cut Costs and Maximize Profits with Chris Croft
Get concrete strategies for increasing your profits by reducing how much your business spends. Learn how to more effectively manage labor costs, streamline processes, and more.
2h 19m • COURSE
You'll learn process improvement skills with these experts.
Steven Brown is an educator and instructor for LinkedIn Learning.
For 16 years, he taught supply chain management courses at Arizona State University, reaching over 5,000 undergraduate and graduate students during this time. In addition, Steven has 30 years of business experience with a strong background in production management, program management, and process improvement practices at the factory level. He has worked exclusively in the fields of operations management and service operations management and has managed strategic programs and projects in 10 different countries during his business career. Steven is also a Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), as designated by the Association for Operations Management (APICS), and was awarded a lifetime certification in 2013.
Steven believes the future of business education is online and lifelong. And that's why he creates these courses.
Daniel Stanton, PMP, CSCP, SCPro, CSSBB, is an award-winning business educator, executive, and entrepreneur.
Known as "Mr. Supply Chain," Daniel served five years in the military before getting a masters in logistics engineering from MIT and working as a supply chain project manager for a global manufacturing company.
His best-selling book, Supply Chain Management For Dummies, has been translated into several languages. He has also cofounded tech startups and been an advisor and senior executive for nonprofit education associations.
Daniel believes that supply chains are key to understanding how businesses deliver value to customers, and projects are the way we make improvements to supply chains.
You can learn more about his work, and follow him on social media, at danielstanton.com.
Eddie Davila is the associate chair for the Supply Chain Management program at Arizona State University.In addition to serving as associate chair, Eddie is a principal lecturer for the highly ranked Supply Chain Management program in the W.P. Carey School of Business at Arizona State University. Eddie has taught over 30,000 students in person and millions more online via videos and digital textbooks. His digital content is used by both top-ranked universities and Fortune 500 companies around the world. He has also provided consulting services for companies in the energy, publishing, retail, technology, global health, and agriculture industries. Eddie likes to spend his spare time on a yoga mat.
Dr. Richard Chua is a consultant, author, professor, and certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt trainer.
For the last 25 years, Dr. Chua has trained thousands of executives, managers, and project leaders in Fortune 500 and multinational companies to become Champions and Yellow, Green, Black, and Master Black Belts in the deployment of Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma. Dr. Chua's successes have been published as cover stories in magazines such as the American Society for Quality's Six Sigma Forum Magazine, where he co-authored an article with the CEO of Samsung Electronics, and in Quality Progress with the operations executive at Genentech. In addition to his consulting practice, Dr. Chua is lead professor of operations management in the Jack Welch Management Institute. He holds a PhD in business administration from the University of Minnesota, and a BS in industrial engineering (BSIE) with distinction from Purdue University.
Dan Weedin is president of Toro Consulting. He helps businesses protect their property, people, and profits.
Through a complete understanding of what their financial risk ratio is, Dan's clients can both quantitatively and qualitatively measure their readiness, preparedness, and ability to survive and thrive out of any crisis that comes at them. His goal is to assure that no calamity is fatal; that operations, revenues, and quality of life is assured. This is accomplished through work in strategic business continuity planning, crisis management development, disaster recovery planning and practice, risk financing (insurance), and business succession and transition planning.
Dan has published three books. The most recent is Unleashed Leadership: Maximizing Talent & Performance by Opening the Gates of Opportunity. You can find all his books at danweedin.com.
In addition to his consulting work, Dan speaks internationally on the topics, concepts, and best practices listed above.
Lecturer turned thought leader Chris Croft has trained 80,000+ people in project management and leadership.Chris has also provided instruction on time management and negotiation, and has trained six million people on Lynda.com and LinkedIn Learning. He comes from an operations background, having earned an engineering degree from Cambridge, qualified as a chartered engineer, and worked as a senior manager in manufacturing for 10 years. He earned an MBA and worked as a university lecturer at Bournemouth University Business School for four years before starting his own training company in 1992. Since then, he has been in constant demand as a speaker, and his free email tips are sent to over 20,000 people.His website, www.chriscroft.co.uk, offers a free email tip of the month, a wide-ranging and unusual blog, and free instant guides. Chris has also created numerous free iPhone and Android apps, notably his Jobs To Do app and his Daily Happiness Tips app.His book Time Management is available from Amazon and most bookshops. He has 11 other instant guide mini-books at www.lulu.com and on the Amazon Kindle Store, and recently published The Big Book of Happiness for the Kindle, as well as the rather eccentric Management Vegetables.