Lean Enterprise

As more organizations decide to go lean, demand is escalating for a skilled team and systemwide approach for developing and implementing lean project plans. This course is designed to equip you with the broad knowledge and tools to map the transformation for developing a lean culture at your organization.

This workshop will allow you to

  • Complete a self-assessment to determine your organization’s readiness to implement lean

  • Gain practical experience analyzing how to incorporate lean into organizations

  • Leave with a project plan for implementing lean into your organization

The APICS Lean Enterprise Workshop Series is organized to enable you to approach and understand the lean transformation process systematically. Using scenarios from a fictitious company, Murphy’s Toys, you will be tasked with finding lean solutions to a myriad of challenges. This method will provide you with the flexibility to immediately customize what you’ve learned and implement it at your own organization.

There are seven workshops in the series:

You will gain an overview of the many components of implementing a lean transformation in your organization and gauge your organization’s readiness through a hands-on assessment.

Lean Culture
Explore the effects of a lean implementation on your employees and learn about the importance of teams. The Kaizen, a team-oriented continuous improvement event will be introduced in this section.

Value Stream Mapping
Learn about value stream mapping and this tool’s value for viewing processes and determining potential areas of improvement. Draw a current state map and then learn about concepts to help you improve your future state.

Stability and Process Improvements
Learn how to improve process stability, achieve demand stability and improve manufacturing process efficiencies.

Determine customer demand, standard work, line balancing and many other tools to meet customer demand. Participants will explore the use of a heijunka system to meet customer demand through a hands-on activity.

Review the way a lean company measures and align measurements with objectives. Topics include lean accounting, inventory costs, target costs and lead time.

Learn about the long-term changes to sustain the gains made. Topics include lean design, analyzing failures and ensuring ongoing quality control and continuous improvement.

Please see our Events page for dates and times of current public Lean Enterprise offerings.  Any module can be offered at your facility for groups of 8-10 participants.  Please contact David Warren (Chapter President) for details at:  dwarren81@gmail.com or by phone at 540-560-7042.