Course NameLength
Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing Training Workshop | GD&T Workshop2 days
Introduction To Lean Manufacturing Training3 days
Lean Manufacturing Training2 days

Lean Manufacturing

Lean is a methodology to reduce waste in a manufacturing system without sacrificing productivity.

The idea is that waste can be created through an overburden and unevenness in workloads. The removal of waste from any system improves quality and production time, while reducing cost.

Lean manufacturing was first championed by the Toyota Production System and called lean in the 1990s. This coincided with the growth of Toyota from a small company to one of the world’s most successful seller of motor vehicles.

Some of the tools used in lean manufacturing, include:

  • SMED (single-minute exchange of die, which is fast way to move from one manufacturing process to another)
  • Value stream mapping
  • 5S (a workplace organization methodology)
  • Kanban boards (visualizes workflow)
  • Poka-yoke (error-proofing)
  • Total productive maintenance (improves integrity and quality of manufacturing process)
  • Rank order clustering (production flow analysis)
  • Single-point scheduling
  • Redesigning working cells
  • Multi-process handing
  • Control charts (for checking workloads)

The motives of incorporating a lean manufacturing approach can be anything from increasing profits to providing benefits to customers. However, there are four key benefits to lean manufacturing:

–Eliminate Waste: Waste is a negative factor for cost, deadlines and resources. It provides no value to products or services

–Improve Quality: Improved quality allows companies to stay competitive and meet the changing needs and wants of customers. Designing processes to meet these expectations and desires keep you ahead of the competition, keeping quality improvement at the forefront

–Reducing Costs: Overproduction or having more materials than is required creates storage costs, which can be reduced through better processes and materials management

–Reducing Time: Wasting time with inefficient working practices is a waste of money

Five principles considered a recipe for improving workplace efficiency are defining value, mapping a value stream, creating flow, using a pull system and pursuing perfection.

Lean Manufacturing Training Course by Tonex

Our Lean manufacturing training courses cover the concepts and techniques of Lean and Lean Management and that how you can apply those in your own business.

Every business activity is considered an operation system. Therefore, the concept of cutting out wastes can be applied to any activity in order to accomplish a greater performance.

Eliminating sources of waste will cause shorter time frame, lower costs, reduced inventory, greater quantity, and higher return on assets.

Industries That Can Benefit from Lean Manufacturing Training

  • Chemical suppliers plants
  • Energy
  • Oil and gas
  • Aerospace
  • Steel
  • Automotive
  • Tire
  • Plastics
  • Furniture
  • Computer
  • Defense
  • Logistics
  • All manufacturing and businesses interested in improving the quality of their products, while reducing time, costs, and wastes.

Who Can Benefit from Lean Manufacturing Training

  • Manufacturing and production engineers
  • Manufacturing and production supervisors and managers
  • Plant managers
  • Purchasing personnel
  • Supply chain personnel
  • Quality control team
  • R&D personnel
  • Project managers
  • Project engineer managers
  • Senior and middle level management of small, medium and large scale companies
  • Maintenance managers

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