A powerful combination to improve your company’s performance
Introduction to Lean provides participants with the basic Lean concepts and principles. These concepts and principles will be described and put in context to explain how they can be applied within the Manufacturing environment.
Common Lean improvement tools and techniques will be identified and the class will discuss how best to apply these techniques from a Lean system perspective. The common mistake organizations make by focusing on "Point" improvements versus "System" improvement will be studied. Point improvements create ‘exciting chaos’ while "System" improvement creates dramatic sustainable bottom line benefits.
This second half of the day is designed to provide participants with an introduction to Value Stream Mapping.
Enterprise Value Stream Mapping is a critical Lean technique that provides an end-to-end "Systems" perspective for analysis and coordinated improvement. Value Stream Mapping creates an overall road map and shared vision, plus an actionable plan.
A value stream is the set of all activities, from order to delivery, used to provide a product or service to clients. Understanding and improving processes as integrated end-to-end systems is fundamental to real and sustainable improvement.
Target Audience: These interactive sessions are specifically designed for personnel at all levels of a manufacturing organization who would like to enhance their working knowledge of Lean and Value Stream Mapping. This training is especially valuable to those who are involved in process management, continuous improvement, or process redesign. The workshop will also act as a springboard and prerequisite for an upcoming series of Lean workshops that will continually take the participants’ knowledge and ability to the next level of capability and confidence.
Enable you to discover how Lean Thinking and Value Stream Mapping can get you started on your Lean Journey that will, in turn, enable your company to:
• Streamline processes
• Reduce costs
• Improve quality
• Improve profitability
• Prepare for growth
Date: February 19, 2015
Time: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
7:30 am sign-in, continental breakfast, lunch provided
Location: Owego Treadway, Owego, NY
Cost: $250 ($200 for AM&T Associates)
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Meet your Instructor: Carol has over 25 years experience in the manufacturing and service sectors. She has a broad-based background in Operations and Project Management, Lean Manufacturing, Quality Assurance and Technology Integration. Carol has worked in a variety of operations and management functions at several companies. She joined the MEP Program in 1996 and provided consulting services in the design and implementation of manufacturing best practices in Long Island and New Jersey prior to joining AM&T in 2004. Carol has a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and an M.S. in Management of Technology from Polytechnic University. She is a member of the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) and an AME NE Region Board member, and is a member of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME). Carol leads AM&T’s Lean effort.
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