Components of Lean
Streamline the Value Stream (Workflows and 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 effort.
Lean Support Processes (Purchasing, Scheduling, Warehousing & Shipping)
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.