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Continuous Improvement

Learn New Processes And Implement Changes For Your Business

We can show you how to integrate continuous improvement into your manufacturing process that empowers both managers and employees to recommend and implement changes to improve overall operations and achieve greater efficiency.

Lean Manufacturing

Lean Manufacturing is an interactive course combining classroom instruction with intensive hands-on experience on a simulated shop-floor. This course exposes outdated processes and educates on processes that have been implemented over time. Students experience working in a traditional environment that is gradually transformed into a world-class Lean facility.

Key benefits include:

  • Apply the principals of Lean Manufacturing
  • Basics of standardized work
  • Workplace organization
  • Visual controls
  • Set-up reduction
  • Batch size reduction
  • Point of use storage
  • Quality at the source
  • Workforce practices
  • Pull systems

Lean Office

This hands-on simulation is designed to introduce the participants to lean concepts, allow them to experience changes to a process, and motivate them to desire improvements in their pre-production processes. Office processes are composed of individual tasks. Processes are generally developed over many years and normally contain steps that are no longer required. A lean office is an environment where each of these processes has been evaluated and streamlined for maximum efficiency. Lean is not just for the shop floor anymore.

Key benefits include:

  • Reduce cycle time
  • Improve lead times
  • Improve capacity
  • Increase productivity
  • Improve employee morale

Pre-Lean ESOL Training

Pre-Lean ESOL Training is an interactive course that introduces the basic concepts of Lean to employees with limited English language proficiency. Employees are provided an opportunity to learn and practice new skills and concepts through small group exercises, videos, and simulations of how to improve a manufacturing process.

Kaizen Rapid Improvement Training

Continuous improvement is best accomplished through the application of Kaizen, a Japanese process that follows the Deming Wheel — Plan-Do-Check-Act. Kaizen is a 10 step process where problems are quickly identified, analyzed and solved, and the root causes are eliminated. Our Kaizen event is a hands-on, real-time activity – that means, equipment is moved, walls are taken down, and significant changes to the process are expected.

Key benefits include:

  • Reduce cycle time
  • Improve lead times
  • Improve capacity
  • Increase productivity
  • Improve employee morale

Value Stream Mapping

A value stream map is a standardized model used to layout the stream of value adding activities in a process while overlaying material flow, information flow, and non-value adding waste information. This exercise provides a clear picture of the actual process in a facility. This tool also maps the information flow from the customer, through the enterprise to suppliers and back to customers.

Key benefits include:

  • Understand the business case for using a strategy-focused approach to operational improvement Rapidly identify and prioritize high impact improvement opportunities
  • Define baseline performance measures and monitor for sustainment
  • Promotes standardized best practices throughout your organization
  • Promotes a holistic approach to performance improvement that is more effective than fragmented approaches

Team Involvement Problem Solving

Team-involvement Problem Solving (TIPS) teaches a structured, team based, root cause oriented problem solving process that supports the elimination of impediments to process flow. This highly interactive course leads participants through an understanding of problem-solving skills and tools such as creative and divergent thinking, consensus decision making for convergent thinking, data collection and analysis, and tools for planning actions.

Key benefits include:

  • Permanently resolve costly performance problems in your value stream
  • A transfer of skills to the workforce to be able to take on additional problems and situations
  • Promote the continual use of effective problem-solving methodology

Training Within Industry

Training Within Industry (TWI) is a set of standardized programs that teaches the essential skills needed by all supervisors and team leaders to help lead an organization through a Lean transformation and sustain it.

The four TWI modules are:

  • Job Relations: Evaluating and taking proper action to handle people problems
  • Job Instructions: How to quickly teach people to do jobs correctly, safely, and conscientiously
  • Job Methods: Analyzing jobs to make the best use of resources currently available
  • Job Safety: Engaging employees to identify and eliminate potential workplace hazards

Six Sigma

Six Sigma is a method that provides organizations tools to improve the capability of their existing business processes. A six sigma process is one in which 99.99966% of all opportunities to produce some feature of a part are statistically expected to be free of defects. This increase in performance and decrease in process variation helps lead to defect reduction and improvement in profits, employee morale, and quality of products or services.

Key benefits include:

  • Reduces operational costs
  • Improve Efficiency or timelines
  • Improves accuracy, controls, and policy compliance
  • Improves customer service
  • Improves cash flow
  • Improves regulatory compliance

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