The history and background of Lean production and the complementing elements of quantity and quality control. To measure production performance and how defects and waste degrade performance. To understand the importance and role in Lean Production of the customer "Takt." To improve process performance through the application of Lean principles, including setup time reduction, batch optimization, and defect elimination. To explain the importance of Total Productive Maintenance and the widely-used metric Overall Equipment Effectiveness. To understand the difference between push- and pull-systems and how the implementation of pull-systems reduces waste. To apply elements of Lean production including Heijunka, Kanban, Jidoka, and Poka Yoke. To apply the 5S methodology for establishing and sustaining a productive work environment.
Martin Grunow|Holly Ott|