The Fundamentals to Begin a Lean Transformation

Posted by Simone Erskine on Dec 13, 2018 2:29:03 PM


Lean manufacturing techniques are proven to eliminate wastes in manufacturing processes, leading to sustained improved efficiencies and systems. However, it is important for organizations to understand that lean manufacturing is more than just a set of tools, but it is also an attitude that begins with the culture. It is a continuous improvement process that requires discipline from everyone in the organization - a lean company culture. For that to occur, the principles & benefits of lean manufacturing must be understood by those involved in the manufacturing process.

At the Lean Manufacturing 101 with Simulation event on January 15, attendees will experience an interactive workshop that combines classroom learning with a hands-on simulation of a production facility. Organizations benefit by developing their team to adopt a lean culture, identify opportunities for efficiency and eliminate waste. Over a period of four “shifts” throughout the day, participants will cover:

  • Traditional Manufacturing
  • Standardized Work, Visual Controls and Workplace Organization (5S)
  • Batch Size Reduction, Point of Use Storage and Quality at the Source
  • Pull Systems, Cellular/Flow Manufacturing, Takt Time, Work Balancing

At the close of the day, participants will have learned new techniques to aid in on-site lean transformation by being able to:

  • Differentiate between a “push” and “pull” system
  • Identify the 8 wastes that must be eliminated to make the manufacturing processes Lean
  • Explain how those wastes reduce company profits
  • Understand the functions of a Kanban system
  • Make more effective use of the employee’s time following waste elimination

How could your organization benefit by adopting lean techniques? Learn more and register for the upcoming workshop!

Lean Manufacturing Overview with Simulation
January 15 | 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Granite City, IL

Questions about this event? Contact Emily Lee at or 309-677-4633

Read more about Lean Manufacturing here.

Simone Erskine

Written by Simone Erskine

Topics: lean Manufacturing, continuous improvement

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