Introduction to Lean Manufacturing
- An introductory course to Lean Manufacturing Principles
- Realize the 8 wastes of business
- Learn about Lean Tools for saving money and increasing efficiency
- Learn balance for lot size capacity
- Achieve greater revenues, less waste and more production with more effectively utilized resources
- Initiate positive changes in the work environment and take the new knowledge and skills to others
Lean 101 is an introduction course for the entire workforce providing a brief overview of the Lean tools. The class will include hands-on simulation designed to be fun and informative. Attendees will acquire a good overall understanding of Lean manufacturing and the steps needed to implement change.
Value Stream Mapping (VSM)
Value Stream Mapping is the starting point for implementing Lean Manufacturing. This course will help management, engineers, production associates, schedulers, suppliers, and customers recognize waste, identify its causes, and start the process to eliminate those wastes.
Kaizen is a Japanese term that means continuous improvement. This course implements a Value Stream Map by making quick, inexpensive, and easy to implement changes with positive results that can be measured. With Kaizen, a company begins a Lean transformation.
Poor workplace conditions lead to wastes such as extra motion to avoid obstacles, time spent searching for things, delays due to defects, machine failures, or accidents. Establishing basic workplace conditions is an essential step in creating an efficient manufacturing environment. 5S institutes positive changes that make the workplace safer, efficient, and presentable.
Lean manufacturers design their operations to respond to the ever-changing requirements of customers. The concept of pull in Lean production means to respond to the pull, or demand, of the customer.
Principles of Lean Office is an overview of Lean concepts applied in a non-manufacturing environment; insurance, hospitals, banks, as well as purchasing, finance, service, etc. The material is presented in a combination of lecture, class discussion, exercises and a simulation, designed to provide the opportunity to gain experience applying the concepts.
Apply lean concepts to areas other than the shop floor, integrating Lean manufacturing into office activities:
- Create a competitive advantage
- Improve financial and planning forecasts
- Reduce errors
- Increase performance and cycle times
- Standardized Work
- Visual Controls
- Quality at the Source
- Total Production Maintenance
- Quick Changeover
- Just-In-Time Inventory
- Point of Use Storage (POUS)
- Cellular Manufacturing
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