Course Number: 916
Length: 3 Days
Lean Systems Engineering Training
Lean systems engineering is a holistic approach that focuses on delivering maximum value to the customer and minimizing wasteful practices.
Lean systems engineering has been successfully applied in manufacturing, aircraft depots, administration, supply chain management, healthcare, and product development.
The goal of lean systems engineering is to deliver the best life-cycle value for technically complex systems with minimal waste. Lean engineering is relevant to all of the traditional SE technical processes.
One of the primary benefits of lean systems engineering is how it can cut operating expenses. Companies of all sizes and levels of output may profit from more efficient production, distribution, and storage processes. Time savings allow for quicker product delivery and superior customer service. It can also help save money by reducing labor costs.
A lean systems engineering approach is also environmentally friendly. Time, money, and resources are all wasted through inefficiency. It may save energy and fuel costs by eliminating unnecessary procedures. Using more energy-efficient equipment has a noticeable environmental benefit, as does using more efficient equipment.
Lean systems engineering is developed from a set of tools and techniques and can fit nicely in cost focus or cost leadership competitive advantage strategies. Studies prove that lean systems engineering principles provide a good source of competitive advantage and is applicable for many industries.
Some feel the biggest threat in implementing lean is lack of understanding the concept, but those who engage consultants were more successful.
The real-time data and communication between people, machines, and lean systems provide a holistic view of production and empower frontline workers to make adjustments in real time. BCG reports that companies that combine lean and industry 4.0 can achieve a 40% cost reduction.
Lean systems engineering also influences team processes and process validation, management and creation of engineering intelligence, as well as defining waste.
The issue of waste is particularly germane. In manufacturing, especially, producing leaner can make the difference between profitable and losing enterprises.
Waste, in Lean engineering, is defined as anything activity, process, or product that does not add value to the customer. There are many sources of waste in engineering, including:
- Unused employee potential
- Unfinished reports, tests and analyses
- Handoffs and complex validation of decisions and processes
- Unnecessary movement
- Defects due to wrong requirements or input
Implementing a system of standardized work allows Lean engineering organizations to improve efficiency, communicate more effectively, and share learnings across the organization. Methods, materials, tools, processes, and tasks can all be standardized to create room to innovation and efficiency in the organization.
Why you should take Tonex’s Lean Systems Engineering Training Course
Lean Systems Engineering Training covers how and when systems engineering can most effectively and efficiently add value throughout a program’s lifecycle (SDLC). Lean Thinking (Lean) is the dynamic, knowledge driven and customer-focused process to eliminate waste and to create values.
With SE and Lean, organizations can create a superior systems engineering process or Lean Systems Engineering. This course provides Lean Enablers for Managing Engineering Programs.
Engineering program management challenges published by Joint MIT‐PMI‐INCOSE Community of Practice on Lean in Program Management are addressed By Lean Enablers are:
- Firefighting: Reactive program execution
- Unstable, unclear, and incomplete requirements;
- Insufficient alignment and coordination of the extended enterprise;
- Processes are locally optimized and not integrated for the entire enterprise;
- Unclear roles, responsibilities, and accountability;
- Mismanagement of program culture, team competency, and knowledge;
- Insufficient program planning;
- Improper metrics, metric systems, and KPIs;
- Lack of proactive program risk management;
- Poor program acquisition and contracting practices
Basics of LEAN Systems Engineering (SE)
- Motivation and Background
- Lean Problems
- Waste (e.g., non-value added)
- Focusing on “value added” and removing waste
- Measuring value and waste
- Lean as a quality approach
- What is Lean?
- Concepts behind Lean System Thinking
- Lean System Thinking can reduce program cost, risk and duration
- Concepts behind Lean Thinking and Lean SE
Lean Systems Thinking and Lean Engineering
- Lean manufacturing
- Effective Product Development and Systems Engineering
- Systems Engineering as a process for creating complex systems
- Waste and Inefficiencies in SE
- Applying Lean Thinking to SE
- Foundation of Lean SE
- Superior SE Process
- Lean Principles
- Lean Enablers for SE
- From TQM to Six Sigma and Lean
- Lean Six Sigma
- Lean in Product Development (LPD)
- Lean Project Planning, Monitoring and Control
- Integrated Project Management
- Risk Management
- Supplier Agreement Management
- Lean Systems Engineering Working Group of INCOSE
- Focus and Approach
Overview of SE processes
- Typical SE Activities
- SE Activities
- SE Technical Management
- System Design
- Product Realization
- Technical Analysis and Evaluation
- Analyses Including
- SE Product Control
- SE Process Control
- System Post-Implementation Support
Lean Systems Engineering (SE)
- SE and Lean Thinking
- Steps of Lean Thinking
- Common goal of delivering product or system lifecycle value to the customer
- Deliver quality products
- Minimum use of resources
- Waste minimization and flexibility
- Steps in production of high quality affordable products
- Short development and production lead times
- Lean Systems Engineering (SE) Activities
Lean SE Value Phases
- Value Identification
- Value Proposition
- Value Delivery
Simplified Lean Systems Engineering Process
- Traditional SE Process Steps mapped to Lean Thinking
- Allocation of functions and “budgets” to subsystems
- Interface management and control
- Trade studies
- Decision gates or milestones
- Cost management
- Risk management
- Lifecycle perspective
Fundamentals For Developing a Lean Process
- Specify value
- VSM (Value Stream Map)
- Make value flow continuously
- Let customers pull value
- Pursue perfection
- Examples of Value Metrics
- Continuous Improvement
Lean Systems Engineering Training