Principles of Lean Manufacturing

Download PDF September 7, 2017
Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne
2101 E. Coliseum Blvd
Walb Student Union, Room G08
Fort Wayne, IN 46805
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST 295 Monday, September 4 Register

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Event Details

Principles of Lean Manufacturing 

This one-day workshop uses hands-on activities to guide you through the transition from a traditional manufacturing approach to that of a lean manufacturing environment. Waste is eliminated, productivity is increased, and you gain a competitive edge in the marketplace.

Principles of Lean Manufacturing, or Lean 101 as we call it, is part of an integrated suite of Indiana MEP tools and services developed specifically for manufacturers. This course is one in a series of related lean courses that we offer and is the ideal beginning for your company’s lean training program.

At this workshop, you'll learn the principles of lean manufacturing and how to apply them. During the activities, as a member of the production team for Buzz Electronics, you'll apply lean concepts such as standardized work, visual signals, batch-size reduction, pull systems, and more. You’ll experience firsthand how lean improves quality, reduces cycle time, improves delivery performance, reduces WIP and enables Buzz to show a profit.


Credits: Workshop qualifies for 0.8 CEUs (continuing education units) through Purdue University. There is a $15 processing fee to obtain your CEU transcript record. If you are interested in obtaining CEUs, you can prepay at registration or request an application form at the end of the session. Workshop also qualifies for 8 PDHs (professional development hours) through the Indiana State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers. You will be given a Certificate of Attendance to submit to the Board for these credits.


Appropriate For

Intended audience: Manufacturing personnel, including technicians, engineers, and managers

You Will Learn

- Define “lean” as it relates to manufacturing.
- List and describe the eight wastes.
- Describe standardized work, 5S, visual controls, plant layout, quick changeover, batch reduction, point of use storage, pull/Kanban, cellular flow, and total productive maintenance and how they fit into lean manufacturing.


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