Dates: Mondays, August 27 - October 8, 2018 (6 sessions - No class Sept 3)Time: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
NEPIRC’s Lean Specialist Certificate Program is a series of courses that covers the concepts and tools manufacturing professionals need to support Continuous Improvement efforts in today’s challenging work environment. The curriculum encompasses the technical and interpersonal skills required to implement sustainable improvements in productivity, quality and workplace safety. This program is ideal for individuals of all levels and designed to be appropriate for companies at all stages of their lean journey.
Outline of Sessions:
Week 1 - 8/27/18Morning - Principles of Lean ManufacturingLean Enterprise tools and techniques improve productivity, cut lead times, increase product quality and reduce production costs. Participate in a simulation that transforms a traditional manufacturing company into a Lean Enterprise.
Afternoon - Value Stream Mapping Visually map production and information flows throughout an organization. Identify wastes that adversely affect customer satisfaction. Create a current and a future state map, identify wastes, and implement a plan for improvement.
Week 2 - 9/10/18 Morning - 6S Workplace OrganizationThe 6S System is a series of activities that improve workplace organization, standardization and safety while improving quality and decreasing throughput times. Learn the techniques needed to establish visual management systems to improve workplace communication and adherence to standards.
Afternoon - Standard WorkStandard Work is the starting point for all continuous improvement efforts. Learn this proven method for creating standard work, applying document control, and how to use visual workplace principles to train others in the latest best practice.
Week 3 - 9/17/18Morning - Lean for Business Processes Learn how Lean Principles apply to administrative processes and how they can significantly shorten process lead times, reduce waste, increase output and raise customer satisfaction.
Afternoon - Kaizen Facilitation SkillsLearn to successfully lead a team through an improvement event. Through instruction, group exercise, group discussion, and practical application, participants gain confidence in leading and facilitating change.
Week 4 - 9-24-18Morning - Leadership SkillsLearn how to apply responsibility and authority, delegate effectively, motivate others, reduce conflict, and increase productivity.
Afternoon - High Performance TeamsLearn strategies to build trust, improve morale and enhance group problem solving capabilities. Pinpoint barriers and develop constructive strategies, behavioral styles and skills.
Week 5 - 10/1/18Morning - Problem SolvingThis methodology to identify a problem, discover the root cause, make data driven decision, implement the solution, measure the improvement, and communicate the improvement creates a learning culture that improves performance.
Afternoon - Change ManagementIdentify and develop the skills to be more effective at leading change, whether the change is one they have chosen to initiate or one they have been asked to implement.
Week 6 - 10/8/18Rapid Changeover & Graduation LuncheonDirectly address losses and dramatically reduce the downtime associated with make readies and other machine changeovers, resulting in increased flexibility and customer responsiveness.
Mon Aug. 27 - 12:00 pmtoMon Oct. 8 9:00 pm
75 Young StreetHanover Township PA,US 18706