Lean Manufacturing

Simply put, lean organizations are customer-focused. They reduce waste in their value streams by improving workflows and subsequently improving the physical layout of their facilities. Process capacity is managed and increased by reducing setup times, improving quality, and ensuring equipment works when it is counted upon to work.

Implementing a lean initiative will improve an organization’s marketplace and financial performance. However, many aspects of lean manufacturing are counter-intuitive to traditional manufacturing thinking and practices. Organizations adopting a lean manufacturing approach must understand the scope, the many elements, and the potential pitfalls of lean.

This course provides learners with a comprehensive understanding of how Lean Manufacturing works in a manufacturing company. Lean concepts (why lean, lean terminology, identifying wastes, Value Stream Mapping methods and the linkage between lean and Six Sigma) and lean practices (streamlining the value stream, workplace organization, ensuring predictability and consistency, setup reduction, TPM, the visual workplace and continuous improvement) are covered. Lean Manufacturing Training provides the learner with lean implementation suggestions, including approaches for addressing people issues, collecting and analyzing data to plan and track lean efforts, process workflow, and layouts options with rationale and a sequential roadmap.

Recommended Audience

  • Quality Engineers and Managers
  • Manufacturing Professionals
  • Engineering Students
  • Process Improvement Professionals

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the terms, terminology, and benefits of Lean Manufacturing.
  • Conduct value stream maps of the current state, identify the potentials for reduced waste and improved flow, and develop a future state map.
  • Participate in the development of a site-specific lean implementation roadmap.
  • Avoid the common pitfalls encountered during lean implementation.

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