Business Process Improvement Events

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Building Your Maintenance System & Culture

December 12th 2019 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

Maintenance is a valuable and key part of your continuous improvement journey; do you have a culture and tools to support that journey? In this workshop, you will learn how to build and maintain a robust preventative maintenance system from the ground up. Learn how to ensure the success of your PM program using the fundamentals of Lean, 5S, Autonomous Maintenance and culture change.

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Standard Work

December 17th 2019 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

“Without Standard Work, there can be no improvement.” This statement is a central truth of the Toyota Production System. Standard work defines the current best work process. It is the baseline for continuous improvement and is a tool used in auditing processes. Therefore, conformance to standard work contributes to the results you need to stay competitive, but is something we really don’t want to do. Until you can apply repeatable standard work successfully, improvements will yield less than their full potential and backsliding will be prevalent.

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Toyota's 8-Step Problem Solving

January 21st 2020 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

This introductory course will provide the knowledge and problem solving skills to arrive at the true root cause of your problems and prevent problems from reoccurring. You will learn the value of “Genchi Genbutsu” - Get your boots on, Go and See. You will also learn how to apply the 8-Step Problem Solving Methodologies and capture the findings in concise A3 Reporting. The 8 step approach is a practical method that can be rolled out to every person in the organization.  You no longer have to limit your problem solving skills to a single group of technically minded individuals. This method of problem solving can be used both in a manufacturing or service environment.

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January 7th, 2020
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Mapping for Business Process

February 4th 2020 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

Office processes provide the greatest opportunity for improvement since the majority of them are waste by definition! Office Process Mapping demonstrates how lean thinking can reduce office process timelines, and improve quality and delivery to schedule. Because we can not “see” office processes like on the manufacturing floor, mapping is a key improvement tool for the office side. In this session, you will map out real business processes, participate in hands on exercises, and learn about pre and post mapping tools to add to your personal toolbox. You will learn a simple 3 steps process for change management and leave with an entire cache of tools to assist you through successful process improvement deployment and sustainment. Participants in our Lean Practitioner Certification program may take this workshop as an alternate for the Value Stream Mapping workshop. Contact our office if interested in this option.

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January 21st, 2020
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Intro to A3 Problem Solving

April 22nd 2020 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

A3 Thinking is a versatile tool. It allows its users to align, coach, report, and share. It can be used to create a structure for managing problem-solving, process improvement, and process transformation; any work big or small. Like all Lean tools it provides a structure to learn, gain new skills and apply them to achieve your business' objectives. Participants will gain an understanding of A3 thinking as a structure of learning and managing their work, and will leave with the knowledge and skills to write and recognize a good A3.

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April 8th, 2020
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Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers

April 30th 2020 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

In this intensive two-day workshop held April 30 and May 1, you will gain an understanding of the balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement and how to use that information to evaluate alternatives for more effective decision making. This workshop will strengthen your business acumen and help you master the financial language of business. It will show what the numbers really mean to enable you to recognize opportunities to improve profitability and cash flow. When you return to your company, you will know the advantages and disadvantages of different types of financial data to help you accomplish your department and company goals. You are encouraged to bring a laptop to the class.

 

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April 16th, 2020
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Lean Product Development

May 12th 2020 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

Lean Product Development is focused on improving the speed-to-market for new products and the performance of the project team.  It uses practical approaches to improve project results by utilizing a holistic approach to improving how product development is managed. 

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April 28th, 2020
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Intro to 6 Sigma

June 10th 2020 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

This introductory overview course will allow attendees to participate in interactive exercises that demonstrate the application of 6 Sigma principles and the interaction of Lean tools. These improvement techniques apply equally to the plant or to the office, in service or manufacturing. This workshop is recommended for participants in our 6 Sigma Green Belt Certification who would like an introduction to 6 Sigma principles prior to attending the 6 Sigma Green Belt Certification program. This workshop also qualifies as an elective in our Lean Practitioner Certification.

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May 27th, 2020
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