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Introduction To Lean Thinking


Lean thinking  Training aims to level the playing field by providing your management group, supervisors and operations level with an overview/refresher on Lean Manufacturing tools ,  techniques, strategies for Lean Implementation, and discussions about particular issues within your company in regard to Lean.

  • Have gained a broad perspective of Lean Enterprise concepts and understand the interaction between the Lean elements, lean Principles (VVFPP) rules, and tools.

  • Understand the need to change and how to recognize and eliminate waste.

  • Know how to determine value added, non-valued-added and non-value-added-but-required activities.

  • Learning about the   lean improvement  tools 6S, Single Minute Exchange of Dies (Quick Change), Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), Kanban, Visual Workplace, Error-Proofing.

  • Understand why everyone in the organization must participate and how this is accomplished. Know the importance of identifying the value stream, how it is mapped and how to identify the areas that require improvement. Gain a complete understanding of the elements of Flow and Pull and how these are applied.

  • Recognize the fundamental importance of the Kaizen process, how this is used in every aspect of a Lean implementation and how it is used to change the culture.

  • Increase throughput/ Productivity.

  • Reduce operating expenses and inventories.

  • Improved cultural change.

  • Improved quality and reduced scrap/rework.

  • Reduced lead times and greater supply chain responsiveness.

  • Improved participation, communication and collaboration across the supply chain.

Course Contents
  • To understand the lean concept

  • How eliminating waste in process

  • How transform to lean organization

  • Introduction and Agenda

  • Lean Concepts & Principles

  • The Value Stream

  • Standard Work

  • 5S & the Visual Workplace

  • Single Piece Flow

  • Cellular Manufacturing

  • Quality & Mistake Proofing

  • Set-Up Reduction

  • Kaizen

  • TPM

  • Group Discussion

Course Duration

A one-day session with an introductory course on lean thinking

Who Should Attend?

-This course is designed for managers & supervisors, supply chain managers & planners, process improvement specialists, change managers, process engineers, quality manager & production engineers.