Lean Practitioner Certification Events

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Standard Work

July 23rd 2020 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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July 9th, 2020
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