Champlain Valley Chapter

             

EDUCATION

Lean Enterprise Course Offerings

Schedule

This workshop will allow you to

Complete a self-assessment to determine your organization's readiness to implement lean
Gain practical experience analyzing how to incorporate lean into organizations
Leave with a project plan for implementing lean into your organization
The APICS Lean Enterprise Workshop Series is organized to enable you to approach and understand the lean transformation process systematically. Using scenarios from a fictitious company, Murphy's Toys, you will be tasked with finding lean solutions to a myriad of challenges. This method will provide you with the flexibility to immediately customize what you've learned and implement it at your own organization.

There are seven workshops in the series:

Introduction
You will gain an overview of the many components of implementing a lean transformation in your organization and gauge your organization's readiness through a hands-on assessment.

Lean Culture
Explore the effects of a lean implementation on your employees and learn about the importance of teams. The Kaizen, a team-oriented continuous improvement event will be introduced in this section.

Value Stream Mapping
Learn about value stream mapping and this tool's value for viewing processes and determining potential areas of improvement. Draw a current state map and then learn about concepts to help you improve your future state.

Stability and Process Improvements
Learn how to improve process stability, achieve demand stability and improve manufacturing process efficiencies.

Just-in-Time
Determine customer demand, standard work, line balancing and many other tools to meet customer demand. Participants will explore the use of a heijunka system to meet customer demand.

Measuring
Review the way a lean company measures and align measurements with objectives. Topics include lean accounting, inventory costs, target costs and lead time.

Sustaining
Learn about the long-term changes to sustain the gains made. Topics include lean design, analyzing failures and ensuring
ongoing quality control and continuous improvement.