Level One Lean Certification – Ft. Washington

Jan 27, 2017 - Jun 2, 2017
8:30am - 4:30pm
Hilton Garden Inn, Ft Washington
530 Pennsylvania Ave, Fort Washington, PA 19034 (map)
$2,995
Discounts for groups of 3 and over call for details
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Level One Lean Certification is a comprehensive series of workshops that introduces lean principles. Students learn to distinguish value-added from non-value added activities to eliminate costly waste. As 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. Upon completion, each candidate will learn how to “discover” improvement opportunities within an organization 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 of the level one certification the graduate 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 the Level One Lean Certification:

  • Participants apply learning to an actual Continuous Improvement project at their facility
    • 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 those non-value add 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

Workshops included in the Level One Lean Certification:

  • A3 Thinking and Value Stream Mapping – 1/27/17
  • Effective Communication & Kata Principles – 2/3/17
  • Root Cause Analysis and Graphical Analysis – 3/3/17
  • TWI and Standard Work – 3/24/17
  • Change Management & Visual Management – 4/13/17
  • Teaming & SMED (Single Minute Exchange of Dies) – 4/28/17
  • Capstone Lean 101 – 5/12/17
  • Plant Tour & Presentation – 6/2/17