Lean Training

Introduction to Lean Thinking
DESCRIPTION

This Lean training program has been designed to provide participants with the core concepts of Lean, the identification of the 8 wastes, the application of 5s and the use of quality improvement tools for any type of process.This type of workshop also equips participants to take the skills they have learned back to their institutions in order to improve efficiency, as well as creating value for both the company and its customers.

DURATION

0.5 Days

CONTENT OVERVIEW

  • Lean Concept and Principles
  • How to Identify Value
  • What is Waste?
  • Process Mapping
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Measurement
  • 5S and Visual Management
  • Standard Work
  • How to Apply Lean in your Work

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Participants in the Introduction of Lean Thinking Training are introduced to core Lean tools through a combination of classroom presentation, simulations and group activities.

Lean Green Belt Training
DESCRIPTION

Our Lean Green Belt Certification program is designed to provide attendants with a comprehensive understanding of Lean and how it is applied across a variety of settings. In addition to an understanding of the theory and effective application of Lean concepts, tools and practices, it helps build essential teams and leadership skills and develops staff to a point where they are competent in leading continuous improvement initiatives independently.

Participants will learn how to identify, frame, and effectively solve quality problems in organizations at the Green Belt skill level. The results can bring increased value to organizations as measured by revenue growth, cost savings and reduction in customer complaints.

DURATION

5 Days

CONTENT OVERVIEW

INTRODUCTION AND BASIC PRINCIPLES ACHIEVING TRANSFORMATION
  • Introduction to Lean Six Sigma
  • Listening to the Voices
  • SIPOC
  • Project Charter
  • Create Future State
  • Implementation Plan
  • Project Savings
  • Kaizen Events
  MAKING THE INVISIBLE VISIBLE LEVERAGING RESULTS
  • Data Collection Plan
  • Process Mapping
  • Identifying Waste
  • Interpreting Process Map
  • VSM
  • Team Management
  • Project Management
  • Change Management
  ANALYZE AND IMPROVE
  • Lean Tools – Improving Flow
  • 5S
  • Lean Tools – Reducing Variation
  • Brainstorming

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Apply the fundamental elements of quality management and data analysis to their organizations.
  • Identify root causes of quality and process inefficiencies and improve performance.
  • Effectively manage team dynamics and recognize how to work with leadership.
  • Lead and execute process-level improvement projects.
  • Apply problem solving tools to an improvement project brought to class on the first day.
Lean Training for Leaders
DESCRIPTION

This Lean Training for Leaders has been designed to provide participants with the core concepts of Lean, identification of the 8 wastes, the application of 5s and the use of quality improvement tools for any type of process.

The workshop makes it easy for participants to assess the operational aspects within their “line-of-sight” work responsibilities. Participants will receive training on problem solving methods and tools used to enhance their process improvement skills, and their application in the workplace.

This type of workshop also equips participants to take the skills they have learned back to their institutions in order to improve efficiency, as well as creating value for both the company and its customers.

DURATION

1.5 Days

CONTENT OVERVIEW

  • Lean History
  • Principles of Lean Thinking
  • Lean Concepts and Tools
  • Types of Waste
  • Determining Value
  • A3 Thinking Overview
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Visual Workplace and 5S
  • Kaizen and PDCA/PDSA
  • Just in Time Approach
  • Developing a Lean Culture
  • Wrap up and next steps

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Participants in the Lean Training for Executives program are introduced to core Lean tools through a combination of classroom presentation, simulations and group activities.

Reliability Excellence Training
DESCRIPTION

This course is designed to teach participants the principles of improving asset management and maintenance decision making through the use of proven reliability engineering principles. Our industry experience instructors will teach you how the application of reliability engineering fundamentals improves equipment reliability in the manufacturing environment.

You’ll discover the tools necessary to develop, implement, and sustain best in class maintenance and reliability programs. You’ll learn the foundational elements your organization needs in order to reduce reactive maintenance, downtime and maintenance costs with proven reliability methods.  The Reliability Excellence Training will assist you to enhance your business performance by cutting the costs associated with unreliability.

DURATION

2.5 Days

CONTENT OVERVIEW

  • History of Reliability
  • Introduction to Reliability Concepts
  • Benefits of a Reliability Based Maintenance System
  • Mean Time Between Failures Indices
  • Performance Measures
  • Preparing Reliability Data for Analysis
  • Performance Measures
  • Reliability Models
  • Failure Mode Effect Analysis
  • Fault Tree Analysis
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • Failure Data Analysis
  • Bathtub Curves for Modes of Failure
  • Weibull Probability Plots
  • Preventive Maintenance Optimization
  • Reliability road map

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Gain a solid understanding of Reliability and Maintainability concepts and principles
  • Know which tools to employ to achieve Reliability improvement across the asset life cycle
  • Analyze equipment data to determine Reliability characteristics
  • Recognize when root cause analysis is necessary and conduct root cause analysis
Lean Yellow Belt Training
DESCRIPTION

Our Lean Yellow Belt Training is designed to provide attendants with a comprehensive understanding of Lean methods and prepare them to participate, as contributors, to Lean projects. The program outlines the essential Lean tools and practices that can be applied within an organization to increase service efficiency and quality, improve customer and staff satisfaction, and reduce waste.

In teams, participants will develop high level current state value stream maps that depict activity flow and indicate value-added and non-value-added activities. These maps are analyzed during the training to identify bottlenecks, redundancies and inefficient flow.

DURATION

2 Days

CONTENT OVERVIEW

  • Lean Thinking
  • Principles of Lean Thinking
  • Voice of the Customer
  • Initiating a Lean Activity
  • Process Mapping
  • Value Stream Mapping (VSM)
  • Process Data
  • The 8 Wastes
  • 5 S
  • Kaizen
  • Visual Management
  • Mistake Proofing
  • Standard Work
  • PDCA and A3
  • Lean Implementation

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize how Lean relates to your industry.
  • Understand Lean concepts and terminology.
  • Appreciate the role of Lean in the organization and how it can benefit the business.
  • Apply Lean tools to remove waste in their work environment.
  • Understand the link between Lean, their customers and customer value.