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Friday, September 2, 2016

 

AKA Lean Certification

The Advantage Kentucky Alliance is excited to introduce our newest Lean offering, which encompasses several of our popular workshops to allow two possible levels of Certification. 

The Level 1“LEAN BRONZE” 3-day program is designed to offer a foundational approach to Lean principles.  The concepts presented serve as a starting point for attacking waste, and are the building blocks for future learning.  These workshops and the sequence of presentation are described as follows:

  • October 7: Lean 101 - an excellent overview of waste identification taught through the Buzz Electronics four round simulation, where participants experience the lean journey and learn the basics of the methodology.

  • October 21 (AM): Value Stream Mapping - the entry way into the House of Lean, this workshop is based upon the “Learning to See” LEI program that uses and theoretical factory example to create both Current State and Future State Maps.  Further focus is placed on implementation of the improvements, including the creation action lists and project plans.

  • October 21 (PM): 5S Workplace Organization - a proven explanation of how the basic principles of factory organization help reduce waste and how they complement other lean concepts.  The methodology is introduced through a simulated factory that shows the impact of implementation using a before and after production concept.

  • October 28: Standardized Work – this workshop introduces the concepts of creating Standardized Work, including process observation, the impact of human and machine movements, and an explanation of the impact on safety and quality.  We cover the various forms and techniques used to establish the documentation.

At the end of day 3, a review and subsequent 36 question multiple choice test would be administered to verify understanding of the concepts.  Upon satisfactory completion of the coursework and testing, a certificate will be issued to each participant.

Pre-requisites and Costs of Level 1 Lean Bronze

A public workshop would require a minimum of 13 participants (to fulfill the simulation parameters), at a cost of $595.00 per participant.  The instruction would be presented over three separate weeks (one day each week), and would include all texts and classroom materials, as well as a provided lunch and beverages for breaks.  Discounted pricing($525.00 per person) is available for companies sending 3 or more participants.

 

 

 

The Level 2 “LEAN SILVER” 3-day program requires as a prerequisite the Level 1 completion and adds to this the advanced Lean concepts described as follows:

  • November 1 (AM): Job Instruction - The first half of this TWI workshop is presented in two portions; the first half introduces the four step process that allows quick training of employees, while emphasizing safety and accuracy.  Communication is featured, and the concept of “knack” points is introduced.  Participants are assigned a project to complete for Day 2.

  • November 1 (PM): Quick Changeover - also known as SMED, this workshop introduces techniques to reduce set-up times in manufacturing.  Internal and external aspects, planning and implementation are taught by use of a simulation.

  • November 8 (AM): Job Instruction - this portion of JI allows the participants to present their “homework” assignment to the participants as a further exploration of methods.

  • November 8 (PM): KanBan – this class explores the concept of KanBan (which means sign board in Japanese), is an inventory control concept used to support just in time deliveries in Lean environments.  Examples of pull systems and various techniques are introduced and explored in this session.

  • November 15: A3 Problem Solving – this advanced concept introduces a problem solving methodology featured in Lean manufacturing.  A simple but strict approach, it uses multiple steps that incorporate the Deming “Plan, Do, Check, Act” format.

At the end of day 3, a review and subsequent 36 question multiple choice test would be administered to verify understanding of the concepts.  Upon satisfactory completion of the coursework and testing, a certificate will be issued to each participant.

Pre-requisites and Costs of Level 2 Lean Silver

Prior to beginning the Level 2 training, each participant must have received the Level 1 Certification of Lean Bronze.

A public workshop would require a minimum of 5 and a maximum of 10 participants (to meet interactive classroom requirements) and cost would be $695.00 per participant.  The instruction would be presented over three separate weeks (one day each week), and would include all classroom materials and textbooks, as well as a provided lunch and beverages for breaks.  Discounted pricing($625.00 per person) is available for companies sending 3 or more participants.

Location

Training will be held at the Campbell County Cooperative Extension Facility, 3500 Alexandria Pike, Highland Heights, KY  41076 and will begin at 8AM each day scheduled.

Posted by: PSuttmiller


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