Who should attend
This course is designed for vice presidents, directors, plant managers, operations managers, and manufacturing engineers. It also is relevant for anyone in your organization who is interested in lean techniques or has job duties that include process improvement.
About the course
Implementing Lean practices at your manufacturing plant can be a highly effective solution to reducing operational inefficiencies and improving productivity but knowing how or where to start can be a challenge to those new to this methodology. By attending this course, you will gain an understanding of the fundamentals of Lean, including key principles and the tools and techniques you can apply to make an immediate impact within your sphere of influence at your workplace. Class exercises and a hands-on manufacturing simulation will provide and reinforce the basics of Lean tools and techniques and demonstrate the Plan-Do-Check-Act improvement process.
What You Will Learn
- The fundamentals of lean
- How to apply Plan-Do-Check-Act for improvement and problem solving
- How to identify and reduce waste
- How to implement lean in your plant using Value Stream Maps, Takt Time Charts, Spaghetti Diagram, A3, etc.
- How to plan and organize your improvement effort in your organization
How You Will Benefit
- Take away key principles, tools, and techniques you can apply to make an immediate impact.
- Gain skills and confidence to improve processes which reduce operational inefficiencies.
- Lean how to apply the tools through hands-on (manufacturing) simulations.
- Develop techniques through project collaboration by working in teams.
SEEING THE PROBLEM
- Value Stream Mapping
- 6S workplace organization
- Standardized work
- Setup time reduction
- Pull systems
- Layout and material flow
- How to build quality into the process
- Mistake proofing
- Problem solving with Plan-Do-Check-Act
- Cross-functional kaizen teams
- How to engage people: every person, every day
- How to communicate through visual management
- How to change management and project selection
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Kelley Hundt is a manufacturing systems project manager at the Georgia Institute of Technology Enterprise Innovation Institute, a position in which she assists customers with information on available enterprise resources planning software, including the selection and implementation of such softwa...
Paul J. Todd is a project manager for the Georgia Institute of Technology regional office in Macon. His work with companies in Georgia focuses mainly on lean manufacturing. In addition, he acts as a liaison to the larger Georgia Tech community for organizations in middle Georgia. Prior to joining...
Timothy Israel is group manager for Lean Enterprise and Quality Services at the Georgia Institute of Technology Enterprise Innovation Institute. He and his 15-person staff work with companies and organizations to reduce waste and improve manufacturing operations by implementing continuous improve...
Tom Sammon is a Lean Services project manager for the Georgia Institute of Technology regional office in Carrollton where he focuses on implementing lean manufacturing practices and helping companies develop capital equipment applications. His 15 years of experience have been in the field of ind...
Experienced lean/process improvement consultant with a history of value-added deliverables. Successful strategy leader for key industry segment within a management consulting organization. Adept at developing positive, sustained relationships from executive leadership to front-line employees. Eff...
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