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Lean philosophy teaches businesses how to eliminate wasteful practices while creating more valuable product for their customers.
Lean Manufacturing: Simplified will take students into the origins of Lean, and show how powerful Lean initiatives can be in a production environment.
With the demand for low cost production rising, Manufacturing companies have looked to Lean specialists to help regain profitability & efficiency.
This course will equip the students with the knowledge to Identify when and where a Lean strategy would be most effective. As well as give the student real world understanding of the Lean Manufacturing tools & principles, through real world case studies.
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|Section 1: The Root Of Lean Manufacturing & the Toyota Production System|
Brief introduction to the course and the importance of one of the philosophies originators.
This Lecture will guide students through the initial conception of all things "Lean". Then provide insight into the origin of Lean manufacturing in the toyota production system.
Students will begin to understand just how important the Toyota production system is and was in terms of the creation of Lean Manufacturing techniques.
Taiichi Ohno was the chief engineer of Toyota during the creation of the TPS system. He is accredited with being the mind behind the powerful system.
He began his journey by first analyzing what worked for Ford & GM during the early days of auto manufacturing. He then adopted his own ideals as to how he could implement a system EVEN BETTER back home in Japan.
Lean Ideology was Born!
The 7 types of waste are summed into an easily remembered acronym: "TWO DIME"
O- Over Production
I - Inventory
M- Motion Waste
E - Excess Processing
Lean Philosophy seeks to eliminate waste, while adding more VALUE to your customers. Value is seen through the eyes of your customers in a Lean Manufacturing envoroment, so every step/process not actually forming a product your customer wants to buy is looked to be eliminated.
Once we identify our value, now we want to have it flow throughout our system as smoothly as possible. The "Flow" of our production system is optimized to have our products only move through value adding processes with little to no wasted effort in between.
We want to eventually start to only produce goods to the "Pull" of our customer demand. Where production orders are triggered by actually customers placing orders for new product.
Lastly the goal in Lean philosophy is perfection, where improvements are never ending. Although a company being 100% waste-free is a theoretical mission it leaves a constant drive toward getting better on a consistent basus.
This lecture syncs the previous principles and creates a plan of action for businesses to implement their own Lean strategies.
|Quiz 1||3 questions|
Lets make sure we have a good baseline understanding of this material.
Lean Manufacturing 101 quiz
|Section 2: The Lean Manufacturing ToolBox: Simplified|
What is a Kanban? The most powerful Quantity control tool in the lean toolbox.
This lecture will define and introduce this tool to each student.
We introduce the topic of value stream mapping and start to learn how powerful tracking the flow of value can be in a manufacturing environment.
Lean is contantly driving toward continuos improvement, howveer we cant begin to build a progressive campaign on a dirty platform. Everything must first be thoruoghly cleaned, and a plan to maintain workplace organization & Ccleanliness is the idea behind 5S. This is an absolute must...
Standard work procedures allow managers and employees to quickly distinguish quality work vs wasted efforts. Many times this is a fundamental starting point in manufacturing processes to clearly identify what should be improved in the very heart of our production.
|Quiz 2||4 questions|
This quiz will test our understanding of some of the most powerful tools in the Lean Toolbox.
|Section 3: Real World Case Studies: Lean Manufacturing In Action!|
This section gets into the real word application of the Lean Manufacturing philosophy. This case study teaches how an apparel manufacturing in Sri Lanka, applied Lean Manufacturing to reduce the cost of their clothing production process.
Lean Manufacturing in the Apparel Industry: A Sri Lankan Case Study Part 2
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|Section 4: Bonus! Audio Version for your MP3/Ipod|
Understanding Lean Manufacturing Audio
Toyota Production System: TPS SImplified Audio
Waste: What is Lean Manufacturing? Thats Simple, Waste Elimination Audio
Value: What Your Customers Are WIlling To Pay For. Audio
Flow, Pull, & Perfection Audio
5 Steps To Implement Lean In Your
Kanban Pull System, The Toyota Way Audio
5S: Everything Starts With a Clean Slate Audio
Value Stream Mapping, an Introduction Audio
Faraad Haashim is owner & operator of FhLean By Design, a Lean Business Consulting Company. He teaches his clients how to lower their operating costs while creating more valuable customer products. Additionally Faraad is the CEO of, The Small Business Profit, a full service digital content marketing agency.
Faraad received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering in May 2012, from Philadelphia University. In addition to consulting he has worked as a process improvement specialist in both the automotive and aerospace industries.
His passion for teaching began during his undergraduate studies, as he felt he had a knack for explaining complex problems to his classmates in easily understood formats. After encouragement from his professors he began working as a professional tutor in various subjects of math & science.
In the beginning of 2015 Faraad began producing his own online educational courses, as an instructor for Udemy.