The concept of Lean Manufacturing was developed in the early 1990s from studies of the Toyota Production System. It focuses on eliminating waste in processes, waste being anything that impedes the flow of product as it is being transformed in the value chain. Lean Manufacturing, to coin a phrase means ‘getting product to where it is needed, when it is needed, in the quantity needed’. Quality problems, buffer stock, unreliable machines, inefficient process layout, all impede flow in the value chain. Lean Manufacturing uses a variety of tools focusing on the elimination or reduction of these issues.
This three day course is designed to give the delegates a detailed knowledge of the key tools of Lean Manufacturing such that the delegate will be in a position to help transform their organisation into a leaner and more competitive enterprise. The workshop presents the concepts, tools and techniques involved in the practical application of Lean Manufacturing Tools using a series of easy to understand modules and exercises.