Industrial engineering has had several developments in the last hundred years. Most recently, LEAN has supported companies in understanding and implementing tools from the Toyota Production System. Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) has contributed new understandings of what makes an employee successful and the importance of including the frontline workforce in process improvement.
This training program teaches you the most commonly used LEAN tools, the ones that have a significant impact on any company. You’ll do exercises that apply these tools to your business. You’ll learn how to use Gemba boards and the importance of employee engagement. Our goal is to provide hands-on learning so that you’re confident using LEAN and CPI principles in your work.
The Unlocking Operational Efficiency training Lean Thinking track consists of four 2-hour modules.
Module 1: Get to Root Cause
Play the “Get to Root Cause” game to develop an appreciation for root cause analysis (RCA), and to learn how to use common RCA tools such as Fishbone, 5 Whys?, etc.
Module 2: Organize Your Workspace
Learn how to use 5S and Visual Management to deliver more disciplined and organized maintenance trucks and storage rooms. Objective is to increase productivity, improve safety, and reduce tools/material costs.
Module 3: See the Process
Participate in a process mapping exercise to understand what you should get out of a process mapping session, and how to achieve it. Also learn about SIPOC, Customer vs. Business vs. Non Value Added, and Value Stream Mapping.
Module 4: Eliminate Waste
LEAN is the optimal starting point for most productivity programs. LEAN focuses on low-hanging fruit by identifying “waste” and applying the various LEAN tools to get rid of the waste. Learn about Line Balancing, Spaghetti Diagrams, Standard Work, etc.
This training program is delivered on-site over an four+ week period. Client needs to provide training location and all associated visual aid mechanisms (projection unit, flip charts, markers, etc.). The investment required is $8,000 plus travel expenses, and the number of participants suggested is 6-10 people.
On-site Coaching Option
In addition to the on-site delivery of this training program, we offer an option where we also provide additional on-site coaching to participants on how to apply the principles taught to a specific work-related problem they are working on.