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Visual Management & 5S Improvements

January 29th 2020 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

Customers, employees and suppliers can tell a well-run plant and office without a narrated tour. The visual clues are everywhere. Visual management and 5S is a straight-forward approach that impacts your customer and employee image, productivity and sales. The many facets of visual management and 5S can allow employees to show pride and organization in their area, give them performance feedback, provide incentive to hit their goals, illustrate what is expected of them and recognize a job well done. These techniques can help overcome language and reading barriers and boost learning retention too. This workshop is full and there is a wait list. Registration is open for the Visual Management and 5S Improvements workshop on Wednesday, May 20. Seating is limited. 

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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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Value Stream Mapping

February 6th 2020 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

Value Stream Mapping is one of the most important tools for lean manufacturing. It lays out a visual picture of the vision you and your employees have created for your more productive future. It identifies individual process steps where waste can be removed. This hands-on workshop will provide you with the information and experience that is necessary to start implementing value stream mapping on the shop floor and in the office. Participants will be working in a simulated manufacturing plant and learn to apply lean manufacturing techniques to remap the future state of their processes. This workshop is full. Registration is available for an additional Value Stream Mapping workshop on February 12.

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Value Stream Mapping

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

Value Stream Mapping is one of the most important tools for lean manufacturing. It lays out a visual picture of the vision you and your employees have created for your more productive future. It identifies individual process steps where waste can be removed. This hands-on workshop will provide you with the information and experience that is necessary to start implementing value stream mapping on the shop floor and in the office. Participants will be working in a simulated manufacturing plant and learn to apply lean manufacturing techniques to remap the future state of their processes.

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January 29th, 2020
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Kaizen Rapid Improvement

February 20th 2020 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley

This workshop will provide the education and experience that is necessary for you to deploy rapid improvement teams at work. You will learn to measure what is important, gather the necessary resources, decide who does what, and set and accomplish a one week schedule for project completion. Most importantly, you will see how to accomplish more in less time than most teams take to agree on what they should be doing.

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February 6th, 2020
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Mistake Proofing.

February 27th 2020 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

People don’t want to make mistakes, but all workers make them. Learn how simple Poke-Yoke fool proofing may remove the possibilities for error. Production devices or design for assembly criteria can eliminate mistakes before they happen. Achieve the reliable, continuous flow of Lean manufacturing. Understand the philosophies, techniques and devices that great companies use to strive for zero-defects.

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February 13th, 2020
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Project Management for Manufacturers

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

This course is about successful project implementation. Study critical steps that highly impact effective projects. Learn to develop plans, actions, budgets, and metrics to define success, establish realistic goals and schedules, effectively communicate project responsibility and deadlines, respond to workload and people problems in a timely and productive manner. This is a Practical Application Workshop. Bring an active project to customize for your business

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February 25th, 2020
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Measuring the Right Things.

March 25th 2020 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

“You get what you measure” is a truism among managers. Therefore, it is of critical importance that you “measure the right things” to get the performance you desire. In this case, the intended outcome is performance improvement. So, don’t get caught in the trap of using historical accounting measures to measure and motivate current and future performance improvements! Attendees should bring examples from your company of two successful and two not-so-successful measures for discussion that you would comfortable sharing with the group.

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March 11th, 2020
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Setup Reduction

April 2nd 2020 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

Excellent workshop for machine operators! Send teams to learn how to reduce setup times and eliminate waste on virtually any operation or machine. Participants will learn the tools necessary to conduct a setup reduction event.  These tools will then be applied to a simulated process, where they will identify wastes, make improvements and track their progress. Various options to “sustain the gains” achieved during the process will also be covered. Participants are asked to record a 10-15 minute video of a machine set up to include footage from the last good piece of the previous product/run to the first good piece of the next product/run. This would include all the “tear-down” process of the current product/run as well as the preparation work involved with the new product/run (material handling, paperwork, tool changeover, etc..). A .mov file format works best. Send the video to ma@mfrall.com by March 25.

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March 19th, 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 Manufacturing Simulation

May 5th 2020 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

Attendees participate in an interactive business simulation game that demonstrates, in a practical manner, the application of lean principles. They will be split into competing companies and will work on a simulated manufacturing floor, building product during four business cycles. Between each business cycle the competing company teams will have the opportunity to utilize the tools they learned in the workshop.

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April 21st, 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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Visual Management & 5S Improvements

May 20th 2020 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

Customers, employees and suppliers can tell a well-run plant and office without a narrated tour. The visual clues are everywhere. This is a straight-forward approach that impacts your customer and employee image, productivity and sales. This workshop also includes Office Visual Management & 5S. 

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May 6th, 2020
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Design of Experiments (DOE)

May 28th 2020 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

DOE is the fastest, most cost-effective tool to accurately model cause-and-effect relationships. By applying DOE, participants learn to identify and optimize process or design settings to achieve important quality characteristics. Design of Experiments (DOE) can be applied to most Lean and 6 Sigma problems. In this hands-on workshop participants will work with Minitab statistical software to set up, conduct and analyze a DOE to obtain a numerical model of your process, or Y=f(x). Learn to identify critical process variables and/or design features that affect quality, then statistically determine the best settings. Participants are to bring a laptop with Minitab 19 preloaded.

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May 14th, 2020
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Root Cause Analysis

June 23rd 2020 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

Does the desire to act overpower the need to understand? Understanding the problem, the process, the people and the distinctions between the types of causes are all stepping stones to effective root cause analysis to permanently eliminate problems from recurring. When structured methods and tools are used, this can be accomplished.

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June 9th, 2020
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Building Your Maintenance System & Culture

June 25th 2020 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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