Lean 101 - Intro to Lean Manufacturing Class (Facilitated by TMAC)

May 05, 2017 -

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: May 5, 2017 | 8:00AM-4:30PM

Location: US Farathane | 820 W. Howard Lane, Austin, TX 78753

ARMA Member $300 | Non-member $350

For questions, please contact Liz Gori at



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