Workshops included in the Level One Lean Certification:
Session 1 – A3 Thinking & VSM
03/01/2019 – 08:30am-04:30pm
During this workshop you will learn to follow a product’s production path and draw a visual representation of both the material and information flows. You will also learn the steps of effectively implementing the P-D-C-A cycle and see how Lean manufacturing reduces costs and increases profits. This fun & interactive session will provide hands on experience increasing on-time shipments, setting up visual controls, working in cells and reducing floor space.
Session 2 – Effective Communication & Kata Principles
03/15/2019 – 08:30am-04:30pm
Learn how to effectively communicate and the reasons why communication is a key component of the Lean journey. Take a DISC survey and learn how to communicate with each personality type effectively. Kata is a method of developing learners (problem solvers at all levels) who can use the improvement Kata through the coaching Kata. Learn the basics of Kata and receive the tools to begin implementation in your operation.
Session 3 – Root Cause Analysis & TWI
03/29/2019 – 08:30am-04:30pm
Attendees will learn to use Root Cause Analysis & 5 Whys to dig beyond typical initial answers to get to the true causes and find solutions to problems. Instruction on Training within Industry “TWI” will provide essential skills for supervisors and team leaders to be more effective through, JM – Job Methods, JI-Job Instruction, and JR- Job Relations. TWI was used during WWII to help quickly train the millions of people that flooded into the industrial work force for the first time.
Session 4 – Change Management & Visual Management
04/12/19 – 08:30am-04:30pm
This session will help participants understand the change process, discover how team members respond to change, and recognize the needs of team members during the change process. This hands-on workshop will also include a simulation that allows all participants to learn and apply the 5S system.
Session 5 – Graphical Analysis and Project Coaching & Feedback
04/26/19 – 08:30am-04:30pm
The morning workshop focuses on how to use data to identify problems and determine root cause.
Problem solving tools such as Pareto Charts, Scatter Diagrams, and FMEA (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis) will be reviewed and examples on how to use them will be presented.
In the afternoon session you will receive coaching from your instructor, feedback from your colleagues and receive guidance on the steps necessary for you to complete your project.
Session 6 – Teaming & SMED
05/10/2019 – 08:30am-04:30pm
In the morning session participants of this workshop will learn the dynamics of how to effectively work in a team environment and learn the different personality styles of team members. Includes a Parker Team survey for all participants to understand their preferred teaming style. In the afternoon participants will practice their newly acquired team building skills by participating in a SMED activity that will help them understand how to reduce changeover times and be more productive.
Session 7 -Capstone Lean 101
05/23/2019 – 08:30am-04:30pm
In this class participants will experience the cumulative learning of the entire certification program. They will have the opportunity to see first -hand how their newly acquired skills can be applied to help transform their organization. By participating in an interactive simulation, participants will see how waste is eliminated, productivity is increased, and companies can gain a competitive edge in the marketplace, while reducing costs and improving cash flow. This fun & interactive session will provide hands on experience increasing on-time shipments, setting up visual controls, working in cells and reducing floor space.
Session 8 – Plant Tour & Presentations
06/07/2019– Plant Tour – 08:30am-12:00pm Presentations – 12:30pm-04:00pm
In the morning, you will attend a Plant Tour and in the afternoon you will present the results of your Lean project.
Plant Tour (Location TBD)
You will have an opportunity to tour a manufacturing plant that has successfully implemented a CI/Lean strategy. During the tour you will identify best practices as well as continuous improvement opportunities.