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Principles of Lean Manufacturing Workshop with Simulation – September 28th


Principles of Lean Manufacturing Workshop

Thursday, September 28, 2021
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM


Northland Workforce Training Center
683 Northland Ave
Entrance E
Buffalo, NY 14211


Workshop Objectives:

This full-day workshop combines a comprehensive classroom presentation with hands-on simulation of a production facility. In this workshop, we introduce the basic concepts of Lean Manufacturing and demonstrate the tools and methodology necessary to implement “Lean” on the shop floor.

The classroom presentation is an interactive overview of Lean Manufacturing, introducing concepts and methodologies for implementation. Participants act as production workers, applying the lean tools to their individual work spaces as well as across the entire product line. This learn-do technique over four “shifts” illustrates cause and effect relationships for each of the lean tools presented. Participants review methodology and lessons learned from previous shifts, deciding what and how to implement while working with realistic constraints such as available resources, cash flow and resistance to change.

lean wastes


Participants will gain an understanding of the eight wastes in manufacturing and learn how to improve productivity by applying the standard work, visual controls, quick changeover, batch size reduction, point-of-use storage, quality at source, pull systems and more.

$90 – includes course materials, lunch & refreshments