Instructor: Dane Bohnert

Dane Bohnert
Biography: Dane Bohnert has over 20 years of Lean and Quality Improvement experience. He has worked as a Quality Engineer, Launch Project Manager, Value Stream Operations Manager, Quality Manager, Supplier Development Specialist, Continuous Improvement Manager, Value Stream Coach, and Lean Consultant and Trainer.In addition, Dane holds certifications in Lean, Six Sigma, and Quality Assurance. He also received training and mentoring directly from Taiichi Ohno protégés Seizo Okamoto and Kazuhiro Sekiya, as well as others with wisdom in Toyota Production System (TPS) and the Toyota Way.

Classes by this instructor


Cellular Flow Manufacturing
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, October 29, 2024, Online Course
Inventory Management Using Pull/Kanban
Pull/Kanban is a lean technique used to control the flow of work by replacing only what has been consumed. A Pull/Kanban system can result in increased productivity and efficiency and reduced waste. In this workshop, you will learn the steps for implementing a Pull/Kanban system and the keys to successful implementation in your environment.
Tuesday, November 5, 2024, Online Course
Kaizen Event Facilitation
Kaizen means "continuous improvement." This continuous improvement methodology combines Lean Manufacturing Tools such as the 5Ss 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, November 26, 2024, Online Course
Lean Practitioner I Certificate
Learn why Lean makes work rewarding, profitable, and enduring.

Upon successful completion, each attendee receives a Purdue University Advanced Manufacturing Lean Practitioner I Certificate. This certificate is based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) prescribed tools and training methods, a widely accepted national standard in workforce development, and is offered in Indiana only through Purdue University.
September 17, 2024 to October 15, 2024, Online Course

Lean Practitioner II Certificate
Learn why Lean makes work rewarding, profitable, and enduring.

Upon successful completion, each attendee receives a Purdue University Advanced Manufacturing Lean Practitioner II Certificate. This certificate is based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) prescribed tools and training methods, a widely accepted national standard in workforce development, and is offered in Indiana only through Purdue University.
October 29, 2024 to November 26, 2024, Online Course

Principles of Lean Manufacturing and Lean Culture
Learn the basic principles of lean manufacturing and how to apply them through an activity that involves a fast-paced simulated production line. You'll also learn about the eight wastes and lean techniques including 5S, standardized work, batch-size reduction, and visual signals. By the end of this day, the benefits of lean will be clearly apparent!
Tuesday, September 17, 2024, Online Course
Problem Solving Using PDCA, A3, and Root Cause Analysis
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. Using a variety of real-world scenarios and hands-on activities, participants will practice implementing problem-solving methods and tools.
Tuesday, November 12, 2024, Online Course
Quick Changeover/Set-Up Reduction
Learn the fundamentals of set-up reduction in applying quick-change thinking to any type of setup or industry. Focus on attaining quick changeover through the systematic elimination of the internal components while streamlining the final procedure.
Tuesday, October 8, 2024, Online Course
Standard Work & Error Proofing Techniques
This workshop presents an approach to implementing standardization and standard work methods designed to eliminate waste from production processes. The methods and goals discussed in this workshop are closely related to the lean manufacturing system.
Tuesday, November 19, 2024, Online Course
The 5S System: The Visual Workplace
Experience how the 5S System reduces waste in a simulated production facility. Participants learn the concepts of the 5S System and then apply them to transform a cluttered, disorganized production area into a clean, organized, and orderly workplace.
Tuesday, September 24, 2024, Online Course
Total Productive Maintenance
Gain knowledge of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and how it relates to capacity. 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.
Tuesday, October 15, 2024, Online Course
Value Stream Mapping (VSM)
Learn how to create a value stream map of your current- and future-state processes. Understand the total flow of the value stream, see the sources of waste, determine common language about the process, show linkage of information and process, develop an improvement plan, and prioritize activities.
Tuesday, October 1, 2024, Online Course