During this program you use the powerful Value Stream Mapping tool to create a current state map of Acme Stamping, a real-world firm featured in a detailed case study. Use the VSM icons and learn the common language of Lean as you draw your current state map for Acme. Next, you analyze Acme's current state, find the non-value-added activities, and then draw a future state map for Acme that eliminates those activities. You also develop a plan for attacking those non-value-added activities.Class not currently open for registration. Click here to be notified of future offerings.
Gain knowledge of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and how it relates to capacity. You will apply TPM principles and techniques to equipment in a hands-on simulation and experience how applying TPM can achieve dramatic improvements in uptime and increased capacity.Wednesday, April 3, 2019, Walb Student Union Rm 222, 224, 226
Discover how to link and balance operations to reduce lead times, minimize WIP, optimize floor space usage and improve productivity using a five-step process for designing and implementing work cells.Tuesday, May 7, 2019, Walb Student Union Rm G08
Control resources in a production process by replacing only what has been consumed. Applies principles of Pull System/Kanban in a life-like simulation and demonstrates how principles can be applied to a variety of situations.Tuesday, May 14, 2019, Walb Student Union Rm G08
In this course, participants will learn about the Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) problem solving method. In addition, participants will learn about problem solving tools and activities, including A3, root cause analysis, process mapping, cause and effect diagrams, and others.Tuesday, May 21, 2019, Walb Student Union Rm G08
Standard Work: Learn to implement standardization and standard work in your workplace. This workshop presents an approach to eliminate waste from production processes. The methods and goals discussed in this workshop are closely related to the lean manufacturing system.Error Proofing: Using simple, usually low-cost devices, fixtures, and procedures to reduce/eliminate errors. Stops errors before defective parts are created. Frees up the need for human vigilance and memory.Tuesday, May 28, 2019, Walb Student Union Rm G08
This continuous improvement methodology combines Lean Manufacturing Tools such as the 5S system of Workplace Organization and Standardization, Cells, Pull/Kanban, Set-up Reduction, and Line Balancing. Each tool incorporates team empowerment, brainstorming, and problem solving to rapidly make improvements to a specific product or portions of work processes.Tuesday, June 4, 2019, Walb Student Union Rm G08
This program offers a cost-effective method to train and certify in Six Sigma techniques. Learn the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) process aided by the advanced statistical methods used in Six Sigma projects.(Includes Green Belt.) Successful Six Sigma projects produce measurable results and help increase a company's skill in process optimization and continuous improvement.August 20, 2019 to November 5, 2019, Various locations