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Lean Tools for Manufacturing

Lean manufacturing tools and techniques is a guide towards achieving a completely transformed manufacturing organization
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Have you ever wished to complete your work just in time? Have you ever thought of achieving zero waste production? Have you ever wished to increase your productivity significantly and that too by reducing costs? Have you ever wished to manufacture products that are exactly at par with customer satisfaction? Welcome to the world of lean manufacturing. Lean manufacturing tools and techniques is a guide towards achieving a completely transformed manufacturing organization with best of best practices. Studies show that organizations that make use of these continuous process improvement tools outstand themselves in terms of success, functioning and productivity.
This course offers a collection of 20 lean techniques that are explained to the point with the help of number of interactive videos, examples, samples and case studies. This course will fill the pockets of users with the ability to identify the situations where the lean techniques can be applied and also how these techniques can be applied in order to drive maximum possible benefits.
After taking up this course, you will see a transformation in the way you look at your manufacturing organization!

Who is the target audience?
  • Business owners who are in charge of continuous improvement
  • Any individual willing to improve his/her business processes
  • Quality consultants, business managers, engineers and manufacturers
  • Anyone looking to build career in manufacturing
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What Will I Learn?
Understand the different lean techniques mean for manufacturing operations
Apply the manufacturing techniques in practical situations
Improve productivity in day to day operations
These lean tools can help you learn how to add value, eliminate waste, and boost the effectiveness and efficiency of your organization
You will gain skills to address any kind of issues at work effectively and efficiently
You will be able to create an error proof organization
You will be able to achieve continuous flow, zero defect, regular improvement and productivity maintenance at your manufacturing organization
You will lean princples, types of waste and lean tools like Kanban, Kaizen, Value Stream Mapping, Poke Yoke etc. that are very useful in improving and optimizing manufacturing processes
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  • Willingness to learn some new exciting techniques to improve manufacturing
  • There are no pre-requisites for this course. All the concepts would be covered end to end
  • Internet access
Curriculum For This Course
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Section 2: Lean Tools
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In order to really understand a process, you have to go to the spot where the work is being done. This is where the best improvement ideas will come from. Learn more about Gemba Walk!

Preview 03:38

Kanban, also known as Pull System. The main objective of Kanban is to reduce costs by eliminating waste or scrap.

Preview 08:03

Poka yoke, a Japanese word, is translated to mistake proofing, or we can say avoiding inadvertent errors.
Poka-yoke helps people and processes work right the first time.

Poka Yoke: Error proofing

Root cause analysis is a class of problem solving methods aimed at identifying the root causes of problems or incidents.
Root cause analysis

Single-Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED) is a collection of techniques for dramatically reducing the time it takes to complete a changeover.
Single Minute Exchange of Die (SMED)

Identifying six big losses is one of the several lean tools used by manufacturers to understand the most universal forms of waste within manufacturing operations.

Six Big Losses

TPM or total productive management is a holistic approach to equipment maintenance that strives to achieve perfect production, i.e. it ensures no breakdowns, no small Stops or slow running and no defects.

Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

Lean manufacturing is about the removal of waste. Muda, Mura and Muri are the three kinds of waste, that if eliminated can lead to productive and efficient manufacturing processes.

Muda, Mura, Muri

Value stream mapping is a special type of flow chart that uses symbols known as 'the language of lean' to depict and improve the flow of inventory and information.
Value stream mapping

Visual factory is a term to describe how data and information is conveyed in a lean manufacturing environment. It is a set of tools that allow for accurate and efficient information conveyance.

Visual Factory

PDCA stands for Plan-Do-Check-Act. It is an iterative four step cycle and an approach to control and continuously improve processes and products.

PDCA: Plan Do Check Act
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