Lean Manufacturing Training & Certification for Central Pennsylvania
A truly lean enterprise has educated employees that are well versed in the principles of lean.
Lean manufacturing training and lean manufacturing certification from IMC provide your company with the building blocks to increase productivity and profitability today – and empower the leaders of tomorrow.
Are you lean?
Take IMC’s Lean Manufacturing Assessment to find out.
Lean manufacturing strategies empower employees to become problem solvers and critical thinkers. Through workshops, simulations and hands-on courses, IMC helps employees and managers of Central Pennsylvania manufacturing firms learn the core principles of lean, and how to implement them in their daily work.
There are multitude benefits to embarking on a lean journey with IMC:
- Developing career planning milestones
- Enabling mentorship opportunities
- Attaining industry-recognized skills
- Gaining valuable career credentials
The tools you need for a successful, lean manufacturing enterprise
IMC provides a number of courses and events to help educate your business on lean manufacturing practices, including:
Session 1 – A3 Thinking & Value Stream Mapping (VSM)
Learn and apply A3 Tools and Thinking along with the Edwards Deming Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) approach using a problem from your own organization. Learn the fundamental tool of Value Steam Mapping and build a VSM from customer order to shipping.
Session 2 – Lean Principles
Hands-on workshop that uses a team-based production simulation to teach a number of key waste reduction and productivity increasing tools and methods such as inventory reduction, error-proofing, continuous flow, Kanban, etc.
Session 3 – Effective Communications
Focuses on social styles within the framework of working with Lean / CI Teams of people from different functions and levels of the organization.
Session 4 – Standard Work & Root Cause Analysis
Delves deeply into problem solving tools, methods and Standard Work including tools for identifying root causes (SIPOC, 5 Why, Fishbone, etc.) and for taking corrective and preventative actions (Benefit-Effort Matrix, Design of Experiment, Poka-Yoke, etc.). Standard Work is presented as the foundation of CI and key to all other improvement activities.
Session 5 – Change Management & Team Building
Part one of this session provides an understanding of change, how people view and respond to change and how to better facilitate change in an organization. Part two is an exercise on Team Building that provides answers to the challenges of developing teams for successful problem solving and continuous improvement activities.
Session 6 – Facility Tour, TPM & Downtime Reduction
Tour a manufacturing facility that has successfully implemented Lean/CI and identify best practices and opportunities for improvement. Total Predictive Maintenance (TPM) methods and examples for reducing downtime are also presented and discussed.
Session 7 – Changeover Reduction & Visual Plant
Uses a NASCAR changeover simulation and teaching of Single Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED) principles for achieving significant reductions in changeover times. Visual plant ideas and examples will be discussed including a detailed review of the 5S Workplace Organization System (Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, Sustain).
Session 8 – Lean Project Reports & Graduation
Participants will have done a “waste” walk within their organization and will exhibit their learning by making a presentation of a Process Map and improvements that have been made. The work for the Waste Walk presentation is supported throughout the program. Graduates will receive a Lean Certification and an office-quality commemorative item of their achievement.
IMC is Central Pennsylvania’s source for Lean Manufacturing Training.
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