For those seeking a clear foundation of the Lean principles, this interactive session makes Lean Thinking easy to understand by introducing the concept of looking at your business from a customer's perspective and identifying 'Customer Value'.  The session will also introduce the 'Seven Deadly Wastes' and explain how to begin to see opportunities for improvement by identifying the Value Streams throughout your organization.

The instructor will lead participants through the necessary steps to complete a 'Current State' and 'Future State Map' for any process. There will also be 'discussions' on how to generate a plan that will take the process from the current state to the future state, understanding that it is people who make processes - and plants - successful.

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:
  • List and explain each of the 5 steps to "Lean Thinking"
  • Determine what is "Value Added" and "Non-Value Added" in a typical business environment
  • List the 'Seven Deadly Wastes' and briefly describe each as it relates to his or her facility or environment
  • Describe what is communicated in a Value Stream Map and how the map is derived 
  • Understand how a 'Current State Map' is constructed 
  • Be able to brainstorm opportunities for improvement
  • Generate a "Future State Map" for any given product or process
  • Understand how to develop an implementation plan.

Who Should Attend:
  • Lean and Six Sigma practitioners
  • Engineers
  • Managers
  • Supervisors
  • Anyone interested in continuous improvement

Training Session Information
Date Presented:
November 27, 2012 11:00 AM Eastern
Length:
1 hour, 30 minutes
Five Principles of Lean: Value for the Customer & Identify the Value Stream
Speaker Information
Richard Evans   [ view bio ]
Individual topic purchase: Selected
Society of Manufacturing Engineers
Recertification Credit : 1.00
This session is available as recertification credit for individuals who have earned a SME certification.
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