Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC) Workshop
June 23, 2015
Please Note: This training requires a minimum of seven (7) attendees; if this number is not reached by Thursday, June 4, we will need to cancel the session.
Presenters: Don Paul, Ken Walker
Lean-101 is the first step to learning the fundamental principles of “lean manufacturing.” No previous experience is required. Those experienced in Lean can also benefit from this workshop. Attendees will walk away understanding the power of lean manufacturing.
The course is a mix of classroom and live simulation. Participants begin by simulating the manufacture of circuit boards in a chaotic manufacturing firm. The results of the first simulation provide the basis on which lean principles will be applied. For the remainder of the day, participants revisit the manufacturing environment and employ the lean techniques that are taught in the classroom. Simple financial statements prepared after each simulation show the impact that implementing lean principles has on a company’s bottom line.
Participants will walk away understanding 8 key wastes in manufacturing, and in a “train and do” manner, learn how to eliminate these wastes by applying standardized work, workplace organization, visual controls, set-up reduction, batch size reduction, point of use storage, quality at the source, workforce practices, and pull systems. Participants will learn to calculate takt time and balance production lines to produce to customer demand. By the end of the day, participants see that the key to a company’s real improvements and their ability to be competitive, strongly correlate to their ability to eliminate non-value added activities. Participants will demonstrate to themselves that they can reduce manufacturing cycle time up to 90%, improve on-time shipments up to 90%, reduce work in process up to 90%, improve quality up to 50%, and reduce floor space up to 75%.
Payment: Please make check payable to “VMEC” and mail to PO Box 12, Randolph Center, VT 05061-0012. To pay by credit card (VISA, MC, AMEX),.
NOTE – From now until June 30, 2015, VMEC is reducing the fee for multiple workshop attendees from the same company as follows:
– First 2 attendees – no discount (full fee of $325 per person applies)
– Attendee #3 and #4 – 15% discount (on the 3rd and 4th attendees ONLY)
– Attendee #5 and more – 20% discount (on the 5th, 6th, etc.)
– NO SHOWS will be charged the registration fee as per above scenario
For more information call Rutland Economic Development Corporation at 802-773-9147.