A Lean Advanced Course
Self-paced, world class, e-learning courses. Eliminate waste, reduce variability, eradicate errors and improve customer service by making sure you and your workforce are properly trained. An excellent way to get there is through e-learning and pocket guide training tools.
This series of courses explores the benefits and objectives of Lean and describes the methods and levels of Lean deployment. Students will be able to identify the phases of the Lean Deployment Roadmap. Roles and responsibilities of the Lean Implementation Team members are described and students will learn how Lean can be integrated into an organization.
- Introduction to Lean Principles
- Eight Wastes
- Current State Value Stream Mapping
- Future State Value Stream Mapping
- Kaizen Event
- Visual Management
- Standard Work
- Error Proofing
- Changeover Reduction
- Total Productive Maintenance
- Workplace Design and Layout
- Flow and Pull Systems
Introduction to Lean Principles
A Lean operation produces just what is needed, when it is needed with no additional labor, costs, inventory, or time. Learn the skills necessary to apply Lean techniques to reduce waste and improve process efficiency. Gain a practical understanding of Lean continuous improvement techniques and how to reduce inventory, errors, and production lead time. In this course participants will learn:
- start the Lean Journey and apply Lean techniques to reduce waste
- how key initiatives like value stream mapping, Kaizen Events, standard work, continuous flow, 5S, Total Productive Maintenance, and mistake proofing can help your operation produce product more efficiently.
Producing anything that the customer doesn’t want or need is waste. It lowers your profits. It leaves you less competitive in your market. This course teaches the principles of the Eight Wastes and the difference between Value Add and Non-Value Add activities. The eight wastes are described with examples to help the participant see the waste that is hidden, or taken for granted, in both manufacturing and office environments. Utilizing Lean techniques can help to dramatically reduce these wastes and their associated costs.
5S is a technique that results in a workplace that is clean, uncluttered, safe and well organized. The 5S pillars, Sort (Seiri), Set in Order (Seiton), Shine (Seiso), Standardize (Seiketsu), and Sustain (Shitsuke), provide a methodology for organizing, cleaning, developing, and sustaining a productive work environment. A 5S environment has “a place for everything and everything in its place,” with all tools and materials ready where and when they are needed. Learn how 5S can help reduce waste and optimize productivity in any work environment.
Current State VSM
The current state value stream map is a graphical and analytical depiction of current state of the process for a specific value stream. Understanding the current state is a critical first step to evaluating and improving the flow of value to the customer.
In this course participants will learn:
- the importance of identifying value streams within operations
- factors to consider when selecting a value stream for improvement
- steps to create a current state value stream map
- how to calculate takt time and evaluate versus cycle time
Future State VSM
The future state value stream map is a graphical and analytical depiction of the lean transformation process for a specific value stream. In this course participants will learn how to analyze the current state map and develop a future state map that identifies improvements to be made to the value stream. Participants will learn how to evaluate takt time versus cycle time, enable and connect process flow, implement pull, and to identify waste for elimination.
Kaizen Events are highly effective team events that focus on achieving rapid results. Kaizen teams use various analytical and Lean techniques, such as Value Stream Mapping, Changeover Reduction, 5S, Total Productive Maintenance, and Workplace Design to implement rapid improvements.
In this course, participants will learn how to:
- leverage this powerful and disciplined approach to execute improvement projects in a one week Kaizen Event.
- Participants will learn how to prepare for a successful event
- build a winning Kaizen team
- plan and manage the event week
- follow up and close the event to ensure success.
Visual Management is the establishment of a workplace where performance conditions can be understood by sight such that:
- Problem areas are highlighted in order to…
- Expose waste in the process to…
- Take action and eliminate waste!
One of the most important benefits of a visual workplace is that even someone unfamiliar with the process can, within a matter of minutes, know what is happening, identify errors, and can tell if anything is out of place or missing. In this course participants will learn:
- How visual displays and controls help keep processes running as efficiently as they were designed to run.
Standard Work is an essential building block of a Lean Enterprise. Standard Work helps ensure that each step in the process is clearly defined so that work can be performed repeatedly in the same manner. Variations in processes result in mistakes or other quality problems that require inspection, rework, and scrap. In this course participants will learn:
- How Standard Work can benefit any process by:
-- Stabilizing work activities from hour to hour, person to person, and area to area
-- Clarifying roles, responsibilities, and expectations
-- Helping to control “noise” or variation in the process
-- Aiding in rapid root cause identification
-- Creating the basis for excellence in Quality, Safety, Cost, and Delivery
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Flexible and Modular
Make the e-Learning fit you. Its easy. Use only what you need. Deploy stand-alone for individuals and blended for classes. Teach less, not more. Fine-tune with surveys, questions, and learning paths. And if you need “custom,” no one has a better process or more experience, just give us a call.
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