Hero Int

Alliance for Manufacturing and Technology

Principles of Lean Manufacturing with Live Simulation

This eight-hour workshop combines a classroom presentation with hands-on simulation of a production facility. We introduce the basic concepts of lean manufacturing and demonstrate the tools and methodology necessary to implement "lean" on the shop floor.

Participants act as production workers, applying lean tools to individual workspaces and the entire production line. This technique over four "shifts" illustrates cause and effect relationships in the lean tools. Participants review methodology and lessons learned from previous shifts, deciding what and how to implement while working with realistic constraints such as resources, cash flow and resistance to change.

Prerequisites: None.

Goals: Participants will gain an understanding of the eight wastes in manufacturing and learn how to improve productivity by applying standard work, visual controls, set-up reduction, batch size reduction, point-of-use storage, quality at the source, pull systems and more.

Suggested Participants: All Employees.

Class Size: 12-20.