An Introduction to the Lean Philosophy
Facilitated by Gordon McIlwain, of Muncie Power Products, this five-hour workshop designed to introduce participants to the Lean Manufacturing “world view.” Using interactive technique this session is perfect for any manufacturing professional who has heard of Lean but is unfamiliar with its basic principles.
Where: At the Innovation Connector (1208 W White River Blvd)
When: November 15, 2017, 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.
Meals: A light breakfast, and boxed lunch, will be provided.
- Participants will understand why the need exists to change and improve our business practices to survive in today’s world.
- Participants will understand and appreciate the importance of the twin pillars of Respect and Continuous Improvement as the foundation for successful Lean implementation.
- Participants will be able to distinguish between Value and Waste.
- Participants will have an elementary understanding and/or awareness of common
- Participants will have engaged in hands-on practice with the basic concepts of Lean and experienced the difference that those practices make through trial and error in a simulated factory environment.
Lean tools and terms including:
- Standard Work
- Visual Management
- One Piece Flow vs. batching
- Heijunka Boards
- Value Stream Mapping
- Takt Time, Cycle Time & Lead Time
- First Pass Yield (FPY)
- Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) Cycle
- Push vs. Pull Systems
- Point of Use Storage (P.O.U.S.)
- Cell Balance