Gain an understanding of value adding and non-value adding activities, as well as common waste elimination tools.
Participants take Lean concepts from our classroom and apply them to our hands-on manufacturing simulation. MRC’s Lean Coaches will lead discussions to reinforce workshop learning and highlight opportunities for real-world application.
This workshop includes a hands-on manufacturing simulation where participants are assigned roles, (e.g., material handler
or assembler) and experience Lean transformation through three production rounds. Production data is collected and reviewed after each round to determine the impact of improvement activities.
In addition, Lean tools are presented for the elimination of process waste. Participants use common Lean diagnostics to define the current state of the simulation and develop a vision for the future state. Next, they systematically apply Lean tools to achieve the future state—improving quality, delivery and cost performance at the same time. Participants also get to take part in this interactive “fun for learners” course that outlines the importance of “thinking Lean” in today’s globally competitive environment. MRC’s Lean coaches deliver an experience-based understanding of the various concepts and components of the Lean Enterprise, and participants have a chance to network with classmates from various industries in order to share improvement best practices.
Course Highlights Include
After completing the MRC Introduction to the Lean Enterprise workshop, participants will:
- Understand the difference between traditional and Lean enterprises
- Appreciate the importance of Lean culture
- Understand how standardization provides the foundation for problem solving and continuous improvement
- Be able to document the current state of a simulated process
- Establish the standards that define the future state of the simulated process
- Identify the eight “wastes” that must be eliminated to achieve the future state
- Learn about commonly used Lean tools
- Be able to discuss the pitfalls and success factors in Lean transformation