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Onsite Workshop-Introduction To Lean

Lean Manufacturing Introduction

Workshop & Simulation Game

This workshop and simulation game is an ideal introduction to Lean Manufacturing. In it, participants operate a simulated factory and then redesign it with newly learned Lean Manufacturing principles. The participants then operate their new factory to measure, see and experience the results. The seminar explains basic principles, elements, techniques and how they interact. It provides the emotional and intellectual framework for understanding Lean. 

Program Summary

Format Onsite Workshop Who Should Attend?
Time 1-Day Industrial Engineers
Manufacturing Engrs
Facility Planners
Production Supvs
Cost $3400 (Includes Travel)
Participants 5-30
Next Step Call us at 816-931-1414

Participants Will Learn...

  • How the core disciplines of Lean Manufacturing eliminate waste.

  • Why inventory plays such a central role.

  • How cellular manufacturing results in less handling, faster throughput, higher productivity and better quality

  • How to design a basic workcell.

  • Why One-Piece Flow is advantageous. 

  • SMED and how to setup fast and consistently. 

  • Why fast, predictable setups smooth production and reduce inventory. 

  • Why work teams and workcells reinforce one another.

  • What teams need for success.

  • How to use Kanban.

  • Why simple, visual kanban often outperforms a  computer.

  • How Six Sigma cuts cost and prevents defects.

  • How Process Improvement Teams reduce cost and increase quality.

Program Outline

1. What Is Lean Manufacturing?

Lean As Manufacturing Strategy

A Lean Timeline

Added Value and Waste

2. Simulation: Sheet Metal Products (Before)


Rules of The Game

Running The Simulation

What Happened?

3. The Core Disciplines of Lean

Cellular Manufacturing -- Rapid Setup

Pull & Synchronous Scheduling

Six Sigma --  Work Teams

4. Reengineering SMP

Designing The Workcells

Scheduling & Production Control

Material Handling

Changing The Culture

5. Simulation: SMP (After)

Running The Simulation

What were the benefits?

6. Implementation

Lean Manufacturing Video

The Phases of Lean

Developing A Strategy

Stuents in Lean seminar

The Shear Department at SMP is overwhelmed and disorganized prior to the factory organization.

Discussing possibilities for redesigning the simulated factory.

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Value Stream & Process Mapping

The Strategos Guide To Value Stream and Process Mapping goes  beyond symbols and arrows. In over 163 pages it tells the reader how to do it and what to do with it.

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