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Value Stream Mapping Intermediate


There are three modules each of which are 4 hours long.

Module 4: Introduction to Lean Product Development

Module 5: Introduction to High Mix / Low Volume Applications

Module 6: Monetizing the VSM / Shopfloor Return on Investment

VSM - Introduction to Lean Product Development

Today, speed to market can be everything. Design teams need to be flexible, fast and effective. Applying lean in product development requires optimizing the growth of knowledge about product, customer and manufacturing. This workshop is an introduction into lean product development. It is a practical approach for accelerating time-to-market through waste elimination in planning, resource management, design control and interdisciplinary communication.

Learner outcomes:

Describe and explain how to:

  • Drive waste out of the product/service development process

  • Improve product/service execution

  • Apply visual management to the product service development process

  • Use customer defined value to separate waste from value-add

  • Level load the product development process means

  • Use standardization to reduce variation and improve on predictable outcomes

  • Organize to balance expertise and cross-functional integration

  • Develop competence in engineers

  • Apply the above to value stream mapping to target improvement options

  • VSM - Introduction to High Mix / Low Volume Applications

    Small companies generally have a complex environment driven by relatively small orders of a large variety of different parts from many customers. Changes in customer demand seem to happen frequently making it difficult to smooth production. The purpose of this workshop is to show how to apply the various lean tools and techniques to the world of varying cycle times, a large mix of products, small orders and changing customer demand.

    Learner outcomes:

  • Determine the pacemaker operation and the use of takt time

  • Determine if the equipment can support takt time and decide on the interval

  • Describe use of operator balance charts and balance flow through the pacemaker for mix

  • Level production by using pitch and dealing with changing customer demand

  • Describe how to schedule the mix of products effectively (calculations involved)

  • VSM - Monetizing the VSM/Shopfloor Return on Investment

    Are you asked to justify lean improvement projects by showing Return On Investment (ROI)? Do you need to determine before lean implementation begins what the savings could be? Have you tried to put dollar values to value stream improvements? This workshop will explore how to monetize your value stream improvement impacts using the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA)/scientific method to provide a learning approach to achieve targeted goals.

    Learner outcomes:

    Identify and justify lean implementation initiatives by:

  • using value stream mapping,

  • calculating Return-on-Investment financial impacts, and

  • highlighting non-financial benefits for long-term viability

  • Prerequisite(s):

    Course Section
    Course: CELM 151-00
    Term: 1353
    Section Number: 1
    Schedule Number: 18020
    Instructor(s): Staff
    Location: Leslie E. Tassell M-TEC, 622 Godfrey SW, GR MI 49503
    Dates: Jan. 12, 2018 (Fri., 1 - 5 p.m.); Feb. 16, 2018 (Fri., 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.); June 15, 2018 (Fri., 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
    Units: 1.2 CEUs
    Seats Remaining: 10
    Required Fees:
           Registration Fee (with CEUs) $895.00

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