Lean Manufacturing Level One Certification is a comprehensive series of workshops that introduces Lean principles. Participants learn to distinguish value-added from non-value added activities to eliminate costly waste. A great starting point for an individual’s and company’s Continuous Improvement journey, the Level One Certification is a pragmatic, hit-the-ground-running, hands-on approach that applies acquired workshop knowledge to the workplace.
Each participant will learn how to discover improvement opportunities within their company and how to capitalize on them in a team-based format to create real value through reduced costs, increased cash flow and improved customer satisfaction.
Upon completion participants will be able to:
- Understand how to recognize and eliminate waste through the cycle of PLAN-DO-CHECK-ACT
- Know how to determine value added, non-valued added, and necessary non-value added activities
- Identify the value stream, how it’s mapped and how to identify the areas that require improvement
- Develop a road map and an implementation plan
- Understanding and apply Lean tools such as value stream mapping, workplace organization, change management, teaming and kaizen methodology
- Turn data into actionable information in order to quantify problems and prioritize countermeasures
- Understand “KATA” methodology and how to use a structured approach to coaching that drives continuous improvement thinking and acting down to the contributor level
Benefits of Lean Manufacturing Level One Lean Certification:
- Participants apply learning to an actual Continuous Improvement project at their company
- Each student will develop components of an A3 including:
- Developing a Problem Statement
- Defining Current Condition
- Setting a Target Condition
- Applying Root Cause Analysis
- “Learning to see” – participants will be able to identify and “see” the non-value added activities (waste) at their companies and help with developing solutions to minimize or eliminate these activities
- Build essential skills related to job instructions, job relations and job methods
- Work with a Learning Partner for Continuous Improvement
- Participate in a Plant Tour to see the application of Lean best practices
- Network and learn from peers
Schedule of Sessions:
- A3 Thinking & Value Stream Mapping (VSM) – September 15
- Root Cause & Standard Work – September 29
- Effective Communication & Principles of Daily Improvement – October 13
- Plant Tour & Project Coaching – October 27
- Leading Through Change & Visual Workplace – November 10
- Teams & Changeover Reduction – December 8
- Capstone – January 5
- Team Presentations & Graduation – January 19
Each day begins at 8:00 a.m. and typically ends by 4:30 p.m., but there may be days the session run shorter or a longer.
Taught by Lean Master Jeff Kopenitz
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A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.
This training may qualify for WEDnetPA funding with the full registration fee reimbursable for qualified participants.