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Introduction to Lean Manufacturing

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This course is delivered by Reaseheath College
Classroom-based

About this course

A complete introductory course for all delegates no matter the level of experience.

This course allows delegates to gain insight and understanding of how to improve the effectiveness of a work environment, how to approach problem-solving in a structured manner, where and how to apply Visual Management and how to deal with equipment breakdowns before they even happen.

The participants will study the basics of Lean manufacturing by a combination of classroom-based activities, where shared learning is encouraged through numerous breakout sessions.

Course Outcomes

  • Delegates will gain essential skills to improve efficiency and stay competitive
  • Delegates will take part in engaging activities
  • Delegates will work with a team of experienced tutors delivering advanced and bespoke courses

Course length: 

2 days

Course Content

Day 1

  • Working Effectively
    • The importance of culture change
    • Teamwork
    • What makes a successful team?
    • Your role in teams
    • Leading effective teams
    • Understand 5S
    • How to implement 5S?
  • Continuous Improvement (CI) & Problem Solving
    • The history of Continuous Improvement
    • How does CI & Lean work together?
    • Methods & tools of problem-solving
    • The foundations of Kaizen & 7 Wastes
    • Introduction to basics of data handling

Day 2

  • Visual Management & Standard Work
    • Understand the concept of Visual Management
    • How to apply Visual Controls?
    • How to apply Visual Displays?
    • Define Standard Work
    • Apply Standard Work in the Industry
  • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
    • How the principles of TPM fit together
    • Identification of the 6 major losses in manufacturing
    • How losses materialise in equipment
    • What are the targets of TPM – the ultimate 4 zeroes
    • The process for implementing TPM
    • The benefits of TPM

Both days consist of PowerPoint-based presentations and numerous breakout sessions for the delegates to discuss and apply learnings in activities.

Each module is accompanied by a workbook for the attendees to work through and be able to take additional notes if they wish to do so. There is a short test at the end of every session to judge the information retained by the learners.

Upon request, the trainer can use existing problem-solving systems currently in use to assist the delegates in familiarising themselves with Lean tools applied by the company.

For more information please call 01270 613191 or email food.comm@reaseheath.ac.uk

The course cost is £550 per delegate
The course cost with Accelerate grant is £330 per delegate

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