Unlock efficiency and productivity with MRC’s signature Lean training & development! Lean is at the core of operational excellence, eliminating inefficiencies, reducing waste, and maximizing productivity. Our Lean training equips you with the essential “toolbox” of principles and processes to drive continuous improvement in your manufacturing systems. From minimizing delays and errors to maximizing value-added activities, our Lean Training empowers your team with the skills and knowledge to optimize your operational processes.
5S Workplace Organization
A problem-solving culture requires processes that behave in predicable ways. 5S Workplace Organization addresses employee ergonomic and safety issues using any enterprise process. This methodology seeks to create a safe, clean workplace arrangement and to create a visual method for maintaining workplace organization.
Foundations of Lean
As the foundation of a Lean Enterprise, standardization sets expectations for process performance and provides the basis for problem-solving and continuous improvement. This program features blended-learning through a mix of classroom instruction and hands-on experimentation in MRC’s Lean Enterprise Works (LEW) factory simulation.
Lean Daily Management
Most companies embarking on a Lean journey soon become frustrated with Kaizen events and isolated improvement projects that yield great short-term results but quickly return to their previous condition. Internationally renown teacher and author, Mike Hoseus teaches the topic of how to Engage Your Culture Using Lean Daily Management.
Lean Enterprise Overview
Lean Enterprise Overview introduces the Lean philosophy. Participants take Lean concepts from our classroom and apply them to our hands-on manufacturing simulation.
Lean Culture Immersion
Go, See, and Learn at the Original Gemba! The Kentucky Lean Tour is a three-day experience guided by Mike Hoseus, co-author of Toyota Culture: The Heart and Soul of the Toyota Way. This unique training opportunity is designed and offered only for MRC’s manufacturing community in Eastern Pennsylvania.
Lean Master Certification
A Lean Enterprise is more than a collection of improvement tools, a Lean Enterprise aligns an organization’s purpose with its people and its processes. Our Lean Master Certification program features blended learning through a mix of classroom instruction, instructor-led exercises at host companies, and one-on-one coaching for each participant.
The concept of Lean manufacturing is gaining acceptance beyond the shop floor. Now, attendees can gain hands-on experience through a live simulation in a traditional office environment. During this workshop, participants take on various roles, including customer, manager, sales department worker, and quotation expert.
The Lean philosophy requires an organization to create and sustain a problem-solving culture. Our Problem Solving course teaches these techniques through a hands-on exercise. Participants use a standard A3-Style PDCA form to break down a problem and test potential countermeasures in a small-group setting.
Every day, businesses large and small lose tremendous amounts of productivity to poorly coordinated process setups that add waste to value streams. Our Setup Reduction program delivers valuable and easy-to-implement methods for minimizing this source of loss.
TWI Job Instruction
Unlock the power of Training Within Industry (TWI) and Job Instruction with MRC’s comprehensive training programs designed to equip your team with the essential skills required to lead, supervise and direct others. Our hands-on approach to learning and practice helps to generate positive employee relations and develop a culture of continuous improvement within your organization.
Value Stream Mapping
Transforming your traditional enterprise system into a Lean enterprise system can seem daunting, but MRC has the solution. Our VSM services have several anticipated outcomes, including visualizing the flow of your Value Stream, identifying waste, and illustrating material and information flows to define your current state.