Components of Lean Manufacturing
Streamline the Value Stream (Workflows & Layouts):
- Learn how to use value stream maps to create macro-facility
workflows and micro-process workflows.
Workplace Organization (The 5S's):
- Understand how the 5S's establish a structured approach for storing
materials, supplies, and equipment in work areas.
Predictability & Consistency (Quality):
- Discover how quality improvement techniques such as GR&Rs, SPC, DOE,
DFA/DFM, and (especially) mistake-proofing help prevent problems and
lead to robust processes.
Set-Up Reduction (SMED):
- Investigate how to slash set-up and change-over times and understand
how important fast set-ups are to lean efforts.
Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
- Learn how to improve equipment reliability by applying TPM methods.
Visual Workplace (Displays & Controls):
- See how visual controls and visual displays reinforce and enhance a
Lean Support Processes (Purchasing, Scheduling, Warehousing &
- Recognize how important lean scheduling, lean purchasing, lean
accounting, and lean warehousing practices are to supporting and
sustaining a lean manufacturing effort.
Continuous Improvement (PDCA):
- Explore the options for keeping a lean effort viable and vital.