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Lean Manufacturing Overview


This workshop exposes participants to many lean concepts that may be in place in your production system. Waste activities, discussion, and a simulation relate issues within your organization to lean tools and solutions. Included in the discussion are explanations and examples of 5S, standard work, quick changeover, mistake proofing, total productive maintenance, kanban and kaizen.

Course Outcomes:

  • Identify examples of waste within your organization

  • Match appropriate lean tools to waste examples

  • Participate in a lean simulation highlighting financial impact of process changes

  • Describe lean tools, including:

  • Workplace Organization and Visual Management
  • Standard work
  • Quick changeover
  • Mistake Proofing
  • Total productive maintenance
  • Pull system
  • Line/work balance and one-piece or small batch flow

  • Course Section
    Course: CEMF 108-00
    Term: 1353
    Section Number: 2
    Schedule Number: 18044
    Instructor(s): Sara Yob
    Location: Leslie E. Tassell M-TEC, 622 Godfrey SW, GR MI 49503
    Dates: Mar. 22, 2018 (Thu., 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
    Units: Non-Credit
    Seats Remaining: 20
    Required Fees:
           Registration $75.00

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