1. The Lean Way – Designing the Lean System:
Define the architecture for lean operations in this value stream mapping, analysis, and design workshop. Discuss and apply detailed practical approaches for creating flow, and explore a variety of pull systems.
2. The Lean Way - The Lean Work System:
In a progressive series of hands-on simulations, apply the key tools that support a lean transformation: 5S workplace organization, workstation design, visual controls, standardized work, setup reduction, and source quality. Explore the principles of pull systems for production control & management.
3. The Lean Way - Managing the Lean System:
Explore the role of people in a lean system that is constantly learning and improving. Apply a variety of team building and problem solving strategies including C4, Six Sigma, and TRIZ, focusing on how to teach these methods to teams. Create a Daily Management System for an effective workplace that teaches and engages team members, fostering higher levels of performance and employee satisfaction.
We believe the only way to achieve mastery in lean systems is through demonstrating knowledge with Results-oriented projects completed in the workplace as part of our overall education program. To earn the certificate, every candidate is required to complete two transformation projects with support from their management. The savings from these projects should pay for the education many times over.
Weâve developed three delivery options for these courses. The most effective tends to be option 3, which we recommend.
Send your people to our public workshops in Kentucky. The price is $7,500 per person, but with a larger group we discount that price by as much as 50%. This option allows your people to interact with participants from other companies, making valuable network connections for future idea sharing and learning.
We will come to you to deliver the courses as designed. You provide the learning environment (including room, audio visual equipment, office supplies, reproduction of handout materials, meals and refreshments) and send up to 28 people at a time through the course series. The meeting room must be at least 10 meters wide by 12 meters deep (or 30′ x 36′). The price for the series is $75,000 plus expenses (instructor travel, copies of handouts, onsite meals and refreshments, other supplies as needed). We will schedule these courses at your convenience (within our own scheduling constraints). With this option, we encourage you to coordinate the student projects to focus on a particular value stream, so that the combined effect of many smaller projects will have a significant impact for the company.
In this series, we focus on actual transformation and make the projects the vehicle for learning. We will come and make an assessment of your facility, identifying with you the key value stream and several projects substantial enough to achieve our learning and cost savings objectives. You provide the learning environment again (including room, audio visual equipment, office supplies, reproduction of handout materials, meals and refreshments.) Everyone also must have access to the gemba (the workplace where we will complete the transformation projects).
During each week, the class (again, up to 28 people) will complete a series of cost-saving projects that save you at least twice as much as the boot camp costs, Guaranteed. We will also invoice in a way that ensures the savings hit the books before the bill does, making this partnership a great investment for you, even in these troubled times. The price for this series is $120,000 plus expenses. We’re averaging 12:1 returns with current dedicated clients in the Strategic Transformation Partnership. The boot camp often requires additional instructors/facilitators.
Lean Systems Certification Boot Camp Week 1 – Systems
Bootcamp weeks, like the others, are separated by 4 – 6 weeks each, where the participants are required to complete any lingering action items from the workplace projects completed during the facilitated week. ILS provides ongoing coaching to ensure progress.
For all of these options, we offer flexible invoicing to fit within your budget better, ideally making this series cost neutral to your budget. We will also help you submit grant proposals to state workforce development and economic development agencies to further offset the cost of these programs. This still allows you to bring people from your other facilities worldwide to participate.
For smaller companies who may not be able to conduct a dedicated series, please read about our Community Action Partnership, where 3 to 5 companies in a single geographic community provide 3 to 8 people each to participate in the 3-week learning experience. Three different companies work together to provide a host for each week. Participants experience new learning in environments that may be significantly different from their own, but still develop the skills to take back home. The objective of the partnership is to provide the best possible lean systems education to organizations at the lowest possible net cost.
We conduct this workshop for the public and onsite for individual companies. This workshop requires no special facilities. The ideal meeting space is approximately 30′ x 30′. The boot camp option requires access for the entire group to the work area.
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