Facilitation

The workshops below are conducted on-site and have the following benefits:

  • Demonstrated improvements in the target area
  • The internal team involved “learns by doing”, resulting in a deeper understanding
  • Provides a structured approach for future improvements

Content

Lean principles and tools (1 days)

This workshop uses a simulated process to demonstrate how Lean principles and tools can be used to improve a process. This fun “learn by doing” approach works well with people at all levels within the organisation. Team size 10 – 17. Participants may include managers, team leaders, operators, technical experts and support people.

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Problem solving (1 day)

Developing problem solving skills in your workforce is critical for a sustainable continuous improvement culture. This workshop demonstrates A3 problem solving techniques through practical exercises and case studies. Team size 5 – 15. Participants may include managers, team leaders, operators, technical experts and support people.

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Value Stream Mapping for production (3 days)

The purpose of this workshop is to create an action plan for improving a key product line or process area. This is achieved by documenting and analysing the current state (day 1), using lean principles to develop a future state achievable in the short term (day 2) and working out an action plan to achieve this (day 3). Team size 5 – 10. Participants may include managers, team leaders, operators, technical experts and support people.

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Value Stream Mapping workshop for services & office (3 days)

This workshop is specifically tailored to service & administration processes as the approach and opportunities for improvement are different. Team size 5 – 15. Participants may include managers, team leaders, operators, technical experts and support people.

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Rapid improvement event (5 days)

A rapid improvement event is an intensive team based process improvement project. The specific area targeted for this event and the objectives for improvement often come from the value stream mapping workshop above. Team size 5 – 10. Participants may include managers, team leaders, operators, technical experts and support people.

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5S & visual workplace (3 days)

This team based project will implement workplace organization and visual management in a targeted area. Team size 5 – 10. Participants may include managers, team leaders, operators and support people.

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Production control using flow & pull systems (3 days)

Control production between steps by implementing process flow and pull systems in a targeted area. Tools applied may include cell relayout, job leveling, material handling, kanban & heijunka systems. Team size 3 – 7. Participants may include production controllers, managers, team leaders, operators, technical experts and support people.

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Lean equipment (2 days)

This workshop covers the theory of constraints, measurement using OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness), TPM (Total Productive Maintenance), quick changeover and error proofing. Team size 5 – 15. Participants may include managers, maintenance, team leaders, operators, technical experts and support people.

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Process control (3 days)

Ideal for processes with variations in performance. Tools used during the workshop may include root cause analysis, error proofing, standardised work, statistical process control and control plans. Team size 5 – 10. Participants may include managers, team leaders, operators and support people.

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