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Without an effective strategy for Continuous Improvement, your business runs the risk of stagnating and falling behind in today’s competitive marketplace. Every commercial organisation must consistently strive to improve its products, its services, and its internal processes in order to offer real value and the utmost in customer excellence at all times. Rather than addressing a single system or one specific methodology, continuous improvement revolves around the concept that there’s always a better way to accomplish something, whether it’s based on small, incremental improvements at the level of the individual, or larger, organisation-wide changes in procedure.
From workplace organisation and standard operating procedures, to process synchronisation and quality management, it’s important that the people involved in improving your company’s processes are given the right knowledge, tools, and techniques to successfully implement a systematic approach. In developing a team attitude toward improving quality at all levels, managers and business owners must demonstrate their own commitment by providing the necessary training and support.
The methods, skills, and procedures taught in this course will allow you to direct and facilitate improvement in all areas of your business operations, boosting performance in total productive maintenance, changeover and set-up, and production levelling and scheduling through the adoption of practices like value stream mapping, and the principles of poka-yoke.
By completing this course, you’ll acquire all the valuable and practical skills your business needs to consistently achieve operational excellence and inspire customer delight. You’ll learn how to apply both basic and advanced continuous improvement tools to bump up efficiency, as you motivate your personal professional performance alongside that of your company’s various functions and departments. This course will also provide you with the up-to-date knowledge and analysis that will make it possible for your company to remain current in the marketplace, while meeting and exceeding customer needs faster and with greater accuracy than the competition.
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|Section 1: Value Stream Mapping|
The Purpose of Value Stream Mapping (VSM)Preview
VSM Process - Stage 1 and Stage 2
VSM Process - Stage 3
VSM Process - Stage 4, Stage 5 and Stage 6
VSM Benefits,Types of Mapping,and Applications.Mapping Tips and Good Practices.
|Section 2: 6 S Workplace Organization|
The Role of 6 S in Lean and Quality. Applications and Benefits.Preview
The 6 S Process - Step 1 and Step 2
The 6 S Process - Steps 3 through 6
The 6 S Implementation Plan. Visual Factory.
Key Success Factors to 6 S Excellence
6 S Quiz
|Section 3: Standardized Work and Standard Operating Procedures|
Standard Operations Basics
Basic Elements and Forms of Standard Operations
Standard Operations and Operations Improvements
Sustaining Successful Standard Operations
Standardized Work Quiz
|Section 4: Total Productive Maintenance|
Total Productive Maintenance Basics - Terms, Definitions, Approaches
The Traditional TPM Model
Overall Equipment Effectiveness and Six Big Losses
Maintenance Performance Indicators
|Section 5: Poka Yoke and Mistake Proofing|
Source Inspection and Poka Yoke
Poka Yoke Approaches and Principles
Poka Yoke Devices
Poka Yoke and Zero Defects Checklists
Poka Yoke Quiz
|Section 6: SMED, Quick Changeover and Setup Time Reduction|
SMED Basics. Types of Changeover Operations.
Changeover Improvement Process - Steps 1 through 3
Changeover Improvement Process - Steps 4 through 6
Techniques for Setup Reduction
Improving Changeover Rules. Benefits.
|Section 7: Production Levelling and Scheduling|
Production Levelling and Scheduling Basics
Requirements for Levelling Production Schedules
Level Scheduling in Pull Production
Production Planning and Scheduling - MTS
Production Planning and Scheduling - ATO
Production Planning and Scheduling - MTO and Hybrid
The Eleven Scheduling Concepts
Production Levelling and Scheduling Quiz
|Section 8: Process Balancing and Synchronization|
Process Synchronization and Bottleneck Scheduling
Process Balancing - Part 1
Process Balancing - Part 2
Adapting to Schedule Changes
The Theory of Constraints - Basics
Implementing the TOC
Process Balancing and Synchronization Quiz
|Section 9: Quality Management - Principles, Practices, Tools|
Total Quality - Principles, Practices and Techniques
Seven Classic Quality Tools
Management and Planning Tools
Process Improvement Tools
Innovation and Creativity Tools
Performance Excellence in Organizations
Quality Management Quiz
Operational Excellence Training is a leading provider of high-quality courses and programs related to Industrial Management, Health and Safety at Work, Transportation, Supply Chain Operations, Manufacturing and Warehouse Management.
Currently, our team includes 5 instructors with expertise in manufacturing, logistics, operations, and services. All the instructors are international-level experts, having 15+ years of practice and Master’s Degree in their relevant field.
Among other professional recognitions, our instructors are members of APICS (Association for Supply Chain and Operations Management), Certified Supply Chain Professionals (CSCP), Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belts (Acuity Institute) and Certified in Sales and Operations Planning (S&OP Institute).
Our mission is simple: we aim to provide an interactive and engaging learning experience for professionals all around the globe and help them understand and adapt to the requirements of modern management.
The courses we create are structured in a step-by-step manner and contain up-to-date content and comprehensive resources that get our students to the next level.
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