Understanding the Tools and Best Practices of Lean Manufacturing

Lean concepts have been adopted by many successful manufacturing companies as a way to reduce costs, satisfy customers, and increase profitability. The process of "becoming lean" may mean a company-wide transformation from current operating style. This course offers a methodology for linking the goals and metrics of a project or initiative to a company's strategic goals and metrics and provides the basis for tracking the effectiveness of lean initiatives.

Class Details

Class Name:
Understanding the Tools and Best Practices of Lean Manufacturing
Audience:
Designed for executives, senior staff responsible for initiating and executing significant change projects within their companies, production managers, plant managers, and manufacturing engineers
Duration:
2 Day Course
Language:
English

Learning Objectives

  • Become familiar with a technique for establishing and monitoring the value of lean manufacturing initiatives
  • Identify lean manufacturing opportunities within the company
  • Establish goals and metrics for a lean manufacturing company
  • Characterize lean manufacturing initiatives within operational strategies
  • Establish goals and metrics for specific lean manufacturing projects
  • Prioritize lean manufacturing investments

Outline At-a-Glance

  • Defining lean manufacturing
  • Goals and Metrics for a Lean Manufacturing Company
  • Operational Strategies
  • Lean Manufacturing Initiatives
  • Linking Initiatives to Strategic Goals
  • Lean Manufacturing Investment Decisions
  • Using Metrics to Track Initiatives

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