Intro to Lean Manufacturing (Facilitated by TMAC)

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Principles of Lean Manufacturing highlighting 5S: Workplace Organization Training


Description:  Lean organizations are able to be more responsive to market trends, deliver products and services faster, and provide products and services less expensively than their non-lean counterparts. Lean crosses all industry boundaries, addresses all organization functions, and impacts the entire system - supply chain to customer base.

This overview class provides a solid foundation of lean concepts. Participants begin by manufacturing various assemblies in a traditional manufacturing setting. The results of the first simulation round provide the setting for continuous improvement by applying the lean manufacturing principles. Participants will have the knowledge of understanding the 8 wastes in manufacturing. A mixture of lecture and hands-on simulations will teach lessons in standardized work, workplace organization, visual controls, set-up reduction, batch size reduction, point of use storage, quality at the source, workforce practices, and pull systems.


5S: Workplace Organization will be covered in detail. The 5S methodology is the cornerstone of creating discipline in the workplace and forms the foundation for all workplace improvements. 5S has only a little to do with creating a clean and tidy work area where everything is neat, near-by, and easy and fast to get to. That is indeed what you see when you go to a great 5S work managed operation, but that is not the only benefit of 5S. 5S is there to help you do perfect work every time. 5S is really about:

  • Preventing mistakes, scrap and rework that ruins jobs.
  • Making sure equipment is reliable and working properly to make a quality item every time.
  • Removing and preventing useless variation in work activities and machine performance.
  • Delivering exact quality products and service ever more quickly.
  • Keeping people and plants safe from hazards and harm.


Specific step-by-step instructions on each of the five S's (Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain) will be explained, along with many practical examples.


When: January 29, 2018 | 8:00AM-4:30PM

Location: Dynamic Manufacturing Solutions | 600 Center Ridge Drive, Suite 100, Austin, TX 78753

ARMA Member $300 | Non-member $350

For questions, please contact Liz Gori at

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