LEAN Thinking Overview (PRO812)
Would your organization benefit by saving time and money – all while improving customer satisfaction with your product or services? Jeff Fuchs, Director of the Maryland World Class Consortia (MWCC), will be at Allegany College on Monday, September 10th to set you on that path.
These difficult economic times demand LEAN thinking to increase your competitive advantage. This one-day Lean Thinking Overview provides an introduction to lean principles and tools. It is designed for any organization or business - not just manufacturing. For people who don’t know anything about lean to those who hope to ramp up their lean journey, this training is a must. Included in the day:
- The background of Lean Thinking
- Key principles of the lean philosophy
- The 7 types of waste found in all business processes and techniques that systematically reduce them
- An overview of Value Stream Mapping, the tool used to find waste and improvement opportunities
- The common tools of lean process improvement, including: 5S; Pull systems; Setup reduction; Cellular production; Total Productive Maintenance; and more.
- An introduction to “Kaizen” improvement events
- A description of the keys to success with Lean Thinking
- And – continental breakfast and buffet lunch!
Presenter, Jeff Fuchs has served the MWCC in a variety of roles since its inception in 1996. He began as a the Plant Manager of one of the Consortia's charter members, and contributed to the initial design of the MWCC and its tools and products.
Jeff has over 12 years of lean and six sigma experience, and over twenty years of leadership experience in a variety of roles. His industry background includes automotive, aerospace, and machining, in roles ranging from Project Engineer, Quality Manager, Engineering Director, and Plant Manager.
For over ten years, Jeff has been President of Neovista Consulting, a firm focusing on lean implementation, leadership development, and organizational change. Neovista's client list includes the United States Air Force, Lockheed Martin, Raytheon, GlaxoSmithKline, Halliburton, and nearly a hundred small firms around the world. Since 2006, Jeff has been a key contributor to the development and deployment of the country's first nationally recognized Lean Certification, sponsored jointly by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, the Association for Manufacturing Excellence, and the Shingo Prize for Operational Excellence.
Jeff is a veteran former Army officer and received a B.S. in Aerospace Engineering with honors from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. He is a member of many professional organizations, including AIAA, AME, APICS, ASQ, ASME, SAMPE, and SME. Jeff maintains an SME/AME/Shingo Prize Lean Bronze Certification and is on the Shingo Prize Board of Examiners. We are honored to have him join us and we hope you will too! Registration and continental breakfast begin at 8:30AM. Lunch will be provided.
9/10, Monday (1 session)
9:00 AM-5:00 PM
Instructor: Jeff Fuchs
Course Cost: $129.00
(includes continental breakfast and buffet lunch)
*Register by 8/27/12 and pay only $99. A $30 savings.