Overview of Lean Manufacturing with Live Simulation
This four-hour workshop combines a classroom presentation with simple hands-on simulation of a production facility. In this workshop, we introduce the basic concepts of Lean manufacturing and demonstrate the tools and methodology necessary to implement “Lean” on the shop floor.
The classroom presentation is an interactive overview of Lean manufacturing, introducing concepts and methodologies for implementation in a simulated production facility. Participants act as production workers, applying the Lean tools to their individual workspaces as well as across the entire product line. This train-do technique over three to four “shifts” illustrates cause and effect relationships for each of the Lean tools presented. Participants review methodology and lessons learned from previous shifts, deciding what and how to implement while working with realistic constraints such as available resources, cash flow and resistance to change.
Participants will gain a familiarity of the eight wastes in manufacturing and learn how to improve productivity by applying the common tools of Lean.
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS
14-15 people per event