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IMPROVE PROCESS EFFICIENCIES: Lean Manufacturing Overview with Simulation – Oak Brook

July 12 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Meeting today’s manufacturing challenges demands a lean enterprise — streamlining product design and manufacturing by applying lean manufacturing principles, concepts and techniques. The primary focus of this effort is the continuous elimination of waste in the company’s business processes. Implementing Lean practices involves changing a work area or a business process to maximize efficiency, improve quality and safety, eliminate unnecessary motion and inventory, and save time and resources.

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM THE LEAN OVERVIEW WITH SIMULATION?

This interactive workshop combines comprehensive classroom instruction with simulation of a production facility. The basic concepts of Lean manufacturing and the tools and methodology necessary to implement “lean” on the shop floor are demonstrated. Participants assume the role of production workers, applying lean tools to their individual workspaces and the entire product line. This learn-do technique, over three “shifts”, illustrates cause and effect relationships for each of the lean tools presented.

Participants review methodology and lessons learned from previous shifts, deciding what and how to implement while working with realistic constraints such as available resources, cash flow, and resistance to change.

BENEFIT FROM HANDS-ON FACTORY SIMULATION

Following the Lean Manufacturing Overview and Simulation, participants will have learned several new techniques to aid you in the Lean transformation on-site. You’ll be able to:

  • Differentiate between a “push” and a “pull” system
  • Identify the eight (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

AGENDA

  • 8:00 AM -Traditional Manufacturing & 8 Wastes
  • 9:00AM – Round 1 – Traditional Manufacturing Simulation Workplace Organization (5S)
  • 10:00AM – 5S System, Visual Controls, Standardized Work, Plant Layout, Point of Use Storage, Batch Size Reduction, Quick Changeover
  • 11:30AM – Round 2 – Applying Basic Lean Tools
  • 12:00PM – Break – Lunch
  • 12:30PM – Teams, Quality at the Source, Cellular Manufacturing, Pull Systems, Total Productive Maintenance
  • 2:00PM – Round 3 – Applying Intermediate Lean Tools
  • 3:00PM – Wrap-up

PRESENTERS

Greg Thompson | Technical Specialist, IMEC

Greg worked for over 10 years in the semiconductor and food manufacturing industries prior to joining IMEC. He held positions in Industrial Engineering, Operations Finance, & Supply Chain Planning. He has worked for IMEC for over 15 years, focusing on continuous improvement and lean manufacturing training and implementation. He attended the University of Illinois (U-C), earning a BS & MS in Industrial Engineering and an MBA.

Shankar Anant | Technical Specialist, IMEC

Shankar has more than 20 years of experience in diverse manufacturing industries in the US, Europe and Asia. Over a 13 year career with Danaher Corporation, he held positions as Manufacturing Engineer, Process Engineering & Quality Manager, Operations Director, Quality Director, Kaizen Promotion Manager & Director of Lean Business System. During the past seven years he has consulted with global, diverse manufacturing industries helping them on their Lean transformation journey. Shankar works with companies to implement Lean Business Systems, quality management systems and process quality improvements that bring improvement to and help transform the entire organization. Shankar holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree from Bangalore University, India and a Masters degree in Manufacturing Systems from Auburn University. Shankar is a Certified Lean & Six Sigma Specialist. He has previously held ASQ Certifications as a Quality Engineer & Manager and SMEs Certified Manufacturing Engineer and held a Professional Engineering (PE) license (1998-2001) from South Carolina.

 

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Cancellations made within seven (7) days of the program start date, or failure to inform IMEC of cancellation may result in up to 50% of the invoiced attendance fee.

Cost: $350

Sponsor: IMEC

Contact Name: Kristy Johns

Contact Phone: 309-677-2977

Contact Email: kjohns@imec.org