There are several key lean manufacturing principles that need to be understood in order to implement Lean. Failure to understand and apply these principles will most likely result in failure or a lack of commitment from everyone in your organization. Without commitment, the process becomes ineffective.

Continuous Improvement (KAIZEN) is a key principle of lean manufacturing. It should be the heart of your lean manufacturing implementation a mind-set throughout your whole organization.

This indicates as well, the process is never ending as there is always room for improvement. Do not get caught up in only trying to find the big ideas. Small ideas will often result in way bigger improvements. Kaizen addresses the way we work and generates the right culture for continuous improvement.

This workshop explains how Continuous Improvement contributes to long-lasting results. You will combine theory and practical exercises to help you to get started in your manufacturing environment.

Classroom and Online
Classroom: The program is taught in a classroom environment on a single day.
Online: Instructor lead online version of the same program, delivered in 2 four-hour sessions on 2 consecutive working days.

The workshop comprises several assignments. All participants who complete all assignments will receive the MOMi Education Certificate for this program.

  • Introduction
  • Continuous Improvement versus Lean Manufacturing
    • The Lean Manufacturing Process
    • Kaizen
    • Elimination of Waste
  • Policy deployment – the role of Lean Manufacturing and Kaizen
    • First Lean Steps
    • Just In Time
    • Variability Reduction and Standardization
  • The Manufacturing Facility
    • Flexible Manpower Systems
    • Design of Manufacturing Systems
    • Total Productive Maintenance and Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
  • Scope of Lean Manufacturing
    • Non-Manufacturing Applications for Lean Manufacturing and Kaizen
    • Supplier Relationships – Addressing the whole Value Chain
    • Design for Manufacture and Assembly (DFMA)
  • What is Six Sigma
    • The Roadmap, Impact and Strategy
    • Customer, Process, Employee
    • DMAIC Process
  • Wrap-Up

Wemmel, Belgium
Hosted by ATS Applied Tech Systems

Instructor(s): Jan Snoeij
Registration Fee: EUR 895