Small Changes, Huge Results

Posted by Simone Erskine on Jul 17, 2018 3:22:46 PM

 

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There is always room to improve any process or operation. By equipping team members to apply lean manufacturing principles and techniques, companies gain a competitive edge internally and externally. Continuous improvement is a method designed to implement incremental changes that will improve efficiency, increase profits and eliminate waste.

“Once our employees realized they were a part of the process and a part of our successes, they became a lot more enthusiastic and verbal about opportunities for improvement in their work areas. It really brought our entire organization together.” – Sandra Pierce, President (Phoenix Woodworking)

To help companies transform into a lean enterprise, IMEC is partnering with the Danville Area Community College to offer a six course series on the Fundamentals of Continuous Improvement. The courses are structured to help streamline product design and manufacturing, develop your team, identify opportunities for efficiency, and to eliminate waste. Each course offers hands-on factory simulation that will leave participants with the knowledge, tools, and application examples required to begin a lean transformation.

The six courses within the series include:

  • Lean 101
  • Lean Leadership/Change Management
  • Value Stream Mapping & 5S/Workplace Organization
  • Quick Changeover
  • Cellular/Flow Management
  • Pull/Kanban Systems & Total productive Management

By using the knowledge acquired from the six courses and implementing a continuous improvement plan, companies will:

  • Become more flexible
  • Cut Costs
  • Deliver on Time
  • Boost Quality
  • Increase capacity
  • Grow Sales

Learn more and register at the link below. Funding support may be available for participants.

Fundamentals of Continuous Improvement (6-Day Series)
July 30-31 | August 8-9 | August 13-14
8:00am – 4:30 pm daily
Danville Area Community College | Danville, IL

Questions about this event? Contact Stephanie Yates, Director of Corporate Training at DACC, at syates@dacc.edu or 217-554-1628

Check out these other great articles on Continuous Improvement:

http://blog.imec.org/visionary-leadership-keys-to-transformation-success

http://blog.imec.org/the-most-powerful-but-least-used-tool-to-inspire-efficiency

http://blog.imec.org/next-time-you-want-to-identify-waste-on-your-shop-floor-visit-an-art-museum

 

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Simone Erskine

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