Lean Enterprise Course Offerings
This workshop will allow you to
Complete a self-assessment to determine your organization's readiness to
Gain practical experience analyzing how to incorporate lean into
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:
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.
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
Stability and Process Improvements
Learn how to improve process stability, achieve demand stability and
improve manufacturing process efficiencies.
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.
Review the way a lean company measures and align measurements with
objectives. Topics include lean accounting, inventory costs, target
costs and lead time.
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.