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Standard Work Online

October 28th 2020 08:00 am to 12:00 pm at LIVE ONLINE VIA ZOOM

“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.

This workshop is held online via Zoom:

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Dedicated screen for meeting time
Internet connection
Ability to download Zoom

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Measuring the Right Things Online

November 4th 2020 08:00 am to 12:00 pm at LIVE ONLINE VIA ZOOM

“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!

This workshop is held online via Zoom:

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Computer with speakers and/or headphones
Dedicated screen for meeting time
Internet connection
Ability to download Zoom

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Leaders Standard Work

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

The new production system that companies create during their Lean journey requires a new way of managing the operation: a Lean management system. Standard work for leaders is the engine that drives the Lean management system and is crucial to any successful Lean implementation. Learn how to implement the daily practices of managers that are necessary to provide a cultural support system for your Lean journey.

Delivering the experiential training that Manufacturers Alliance is known for while providing you with a safe learning environment is our top priority. Click Here to view our Covid-19 Preparedness Checklist.

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Persuasive Coaching & Influencing Online

November 10th 2020 01:00 pm to 3:30 pm at LIVE ONLINE VIA ZOOM

It takes more than a title and some authority to effectively lead people; ask anyone newly promoted into a leadership role!  And it’s even harder without the title. This workshop takes team leaders to the next level by showing them how to finesse their way to team success, navigating the politics and personalities that are sometimes roadblocks to success.

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Online Supervision Fundamentals Certification
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Root Cause Analysis Online

November 11th 2020 08:00 am to 12:00 pm at LIVE ONLINE VIA ZOOM

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.

This workshop is held online via Zoom:

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Internet connection
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Measuring the Right Things.

November 17th 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.

Delivering the experiential training that Manufacturers Alliance is known for while providing you with a safe learning environment is our top priority. Click Here to view our Covid-19 Preparedness Checklist.

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Mistake Proofing Online

November 18th 2020 08:00 am to 12:00 pm at LIVE ONLINE VIA ZOOM

People don’t want to make mistakes, but all workers make them. Learn how simple Poka-Yoke (error proofing) devices can keep mistakes from turning into rejects, equipment damage or accidents. Achieve the reliable, continuous flow of Lean manufacturing. Understand the philosophies, techniques and devices that great companies use to strive for zero-defects. Alignment devices, detection equipment, sensing switches, counters and checklists are just a small part of the overall approach. 

This workshop is held online via Zoom:

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Lean Product Development

December 2nd 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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Engineering
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Managing for Daily Improvement Online

December 2nd 2020 08:00 am to 12:00 pm at LIVE ONLINE VIA ZOOM

It is not easy to make the transition from making improvements yourself to helping others solve problems. But, seeing your team sustain higher levels of performance makes it worth it. In this experiential workshop you will learn how to systematically develop the tools and resources needed to support your team in making improvements daily.

This workshop is held online via Zoom:

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Online Senior Lean Practitioner Certification

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Root Cause Analysis

December 8th 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 continuous improvement.

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Lean Practitioner Certification
Quality
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November 24th, 2020
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Leaders Standard Work Online

December 17th 2020 08:00 am to 12:00 pm at LIVE ONLINE VIA ZOOM

People that transform traditional manufacturing processes to a lean production system require a new kind of leader. They need a leader that is willing to consistently provide the coaching and resources needed to solve problems and prevent cultural barriers from popping up. In this experiential, online workshop you will learn to become that leader.

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Gemba Walks Online

January 7th 2021 08:00 am to 12:00 pm at LIVE ONLINE VIA ZOOM

An in-depth shared understanding of a problem requires direct observation where the work is done - the Gemba. In this experiential, online workshop you will learn to use Gemba Walks to calibrate with your team so that you don’t become disconnected with issues on the floor and loose track of what resources are needed to improve performance.

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Toyota Kata Coaching Online

January 21st 2021 08:00 am to 12:00 pm at LIVE ONLINE VIA ZOOM

Succeed as a team by learning how to coach problem solvers. Toyota Kata Coaching will help you develop people by promoting behavior that is best suited to help individuals use lean improvement techniques. In this experiential, online workshop individuals will learn a practical way to be a better coach, reach improvement outcomes with their team, and ensure all coaching in their company uses a repeatable framework.

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Lean Manufacturing Transformations Online

February 3rd 2021 08:00 am to 12:00 pm at LIVE ONLINE VIA ZOOM

For many, the first step in creating a culture of continuous improvement and developing an army of problem solvers is to help all employees identify opportunities for improvement. Participants gain knowledge and the tools required in order to help a critical mass of employees learn how to define value and identify and eliminate waste. After completing the workshop, participants will have experienced the difference between traditional and Lean manufacturing and its components.

This workshop is held online via Zoom:

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January 20th, 2021
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Daily Accountability with Tiered Huddles Online

February 4th 2021 08:00 am to 12:00 pm at LIVE ONLINE VIA ZOOM

Allow for problems to be escalated, strategy to be deployed and accountability of both to be shared by all. In this experiential, online workshop you will develop accountability systems that include communication that supports the problem-solving process. This daily management system is built on a tier structure with practices, tools and behaviors that address organizational issues in order to sustain your team’s success.

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Intro to A3 Problem Solving Online

February 10th 2021 08:00 am to 12:00 pm at LIVE ONLINE VIA ZOOM

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.

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This workshop is held online via Zoom:

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Gaining Buy-In for Lean Online

February 11th 2021 08:00 am to 12:00 pm at LIVE ONLINE VIA ZOOM

You know the basic continuous improvement tools. But, how do you use them to effectively transform the company? You need to know how to start, how much to tackle at once, who you need to involve, what results to expect, and what kind of resistance you will encounter.

This workshop is held online via Zoom:

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Computer with speakers and/or headphones
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Strategy Deployment Online

February 18th 2021 08:00 am to 12:00 pm at LIVE ONLINE VIA ZOOM

Guide your organization to a better future state, allow for problems to be escalated, strategy to be deployed, and accountability to be clear. In this experiential, online workshop you will learn how to translate large company problems into annual objectives that have the required resources to be successful. 

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Accelerating a Lean Culture Online

February 25th 2021 08:00 am to 12:00 pm at LIVE ONLINE VIA ZOOM

Apply a principle-based approach to your culture of continuous improvement. Learn principles of enterprise excellence and how these guide behaviors and create culture. Then understand the link between existing company systems, behaviors and business results. In this experiential, online workshops attendees will develop an improvement plan that outlines how they will improve key systems that get results. 

This workshop is held online via Zoom:

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February 11th, 2021
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Visual Management & 5S Improvements Online

March 3rd 2021 08:00 am to 11:00 am at LIVE ONLINE VIA ZOOM

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. 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.

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February 17th, 2021
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Project Management for Manufacturers

March 10th 2021 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

This workshop is about successful project implementation. Participants will 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; and 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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Process Mapping Online

March 17th 2021 08:00 am to 12:00 pm at LIVE ONLINE VIA ZOOM

Mapping demonstrates how Lean thinking can reduce process timelines and improve quality and delivery to schedule. In this session, you will map out real processes and learn about pre and post mapping tools to add to your personal toolbox. Did you know 70% of process improvements are not sustained?  We tend to focus on the process side and forget about the people side of change. You will learn a simple 3-step process for change management and leave with an entire cache of tools to assist you through successful process improvement deployment and sustainment.

This workshop is held online via Zoom:

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Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers

April 29th 2021 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

In this intensive two-day workshop on October 6 and 7, 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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