Introduction to Lean Manufacturing

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Description:
This two day course serves as an introduction to Lean Manufacturing. The workshop presents the concepts, tools and techniques involved in the practical application of Lean Manufacturing using a series of easy to understand modules and exercises. The objective of the programme is to provide the practitioner with a good understanding and hands-on application of the concepts of Lean Manufacturing and some of the basic tools for identifying opportunities for improvement.
Prerequisites:
This course is intended for staff in the design, manufacturing and manufacturing support functions (Materials, Quality, Engineering).
At the end of this programme, delegates will be able to:
•Give an overall understanding of Lean Manufacturing and the Lean Enterprise
•Give a fundamental understanding to the 5 Principles of Lean Manufacturing and the practical know-how to identify opportunities for Waste elimination
•Demonstrate the use of Lean Tools in the work-place
•Ensure the participants can translate opportunities identified into specific actions for implementation in their workplace.
Day 1:
Provides the practitioner with a good understanding of the concepts of Lean Manufacturing and some of the basic tools for identifying opportunities for improvement.
Day 1 – Introduction :
•The 5 Principles of Lean
•Waste in manufacturing
•Voice of the Customer (Establishing/Verifying Customer Requirements)
•Value Stream and other Process Mapping techniques
•5S & Visual Management
•Small Batch production and Set-Up reduction (SMED)
•Total Productive Manufacturing (TPM) & Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
Day 2 :
Gives the practitioner hands-on application in the tools and techniques in implementing Lean.
Day 2 – Application :
• JIT (Just in Time) Exercise
• Value Stream Mapping Exercise (Current & Future State)
• Takt Time and Production Levelling
• Kanban and the Pull System
• Lean Deployment – Bottom Up & Top Down
• Action Planning