1- Lean Manufacturing
Program: Practical integration of Lean Manufacturing principles using advanced intelligent manufacturing systems (computer and automation systems) such as PLM, MES, MRP and ERP.
Facilitate, simplify and improve operations management by integrating an intelligent manufacturing system in manufacturing processes.
Enhance flexibility and communication in order to improve competitiveness in the global market.
Standardize management methods including product management.
Eliminate delays, cut red tape and improve communication by using a paperless system.
Develop a durable value-added manufacturing system (Lean Manufacturing) and promote a continuous improvement culture.
This program aims at training employees in the use of new technologies so that they can reach the level of performance and quality demanded by an ever-changing competitive global market. This course uses state of the art software products in order to ensure a complete and consistent integration. The result is a standardized manufacturing system delivering products on-time while maintaining a 100 percent quality and respecting the prescribed processes, no matter who the operators or users are.
The immediate outcome of such a system is increased productivity and quality. An improvement in quality and general efficiency will be noticeable instantly. The system eliminates delays caused by a lack of preparation, helps operators achieve a higher level of autonomy and enables key people to work on higher value-added activities.
Instructional material: computers, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software, modelers, Manufacturing Execution System (MES) for complex assembly, operator workstations and quality control systems.
The integration with an ERP or MRP system is also possible.
The duration of the training varies according to the number of participants, the manufacturing environment and the quantity, complexity and variety of products manufactured.
Provide participants with the fundamental tools that will enable them to implement projects according to the Six Sigma DMAIC method, which strives to eliminate waste and increase productivity.
The training is spread across five days.
This five-day training will be delivered in a way that fosters interaction with participants.
Participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance upon completion of the five-day training.
In order to enhance the learning experience, the trainer will provide examples from the customer environment and cover scenarios encountered in other settings.
The coaching module is designed to allow each team to meet separately with the trainer for project follow-up. Drawing on his twenty-five years experience in the manufacturing industry, the trainer supports participants throughout the course providing concrete examples and explaining the terminology and concepts.
As soon as the first day of training ends, projects are assigned and coaching begins. Coaching can continue for a period of four to six months depending on the frequency of visits agreed upon.
It is highly recommended for participants to sign up for both the training and coaching modules as this will enable them to:
- Consolidate the theoretical knowledge acquired during the course;
- Achieve a level of confidence and autonomy in using the tools;
- Make sure they are using the tools properly;
- Be motivated to rigorously work on the projects while respecting deadlines;
- Give visibility to the projects within the organization;
- Test the level of knowledge transfer and allow for adjustments accordingly;
- Carry out concrete projects that will add noticeable value to the company.
Each participant leads a project (in teams of two or three according to the customer’s choice) that will have an impact on the company and that applies the concepts taught throughout the course.
It is recommended to add four to six days of coaching to the training module in order to allow valuable interactions with the coach.
During each daily visit, the coach will follow up with each team separately for approximately one hour (depending on the number of teams). He will then evaluate the team according to the DMAIC phases.
The criteria for on-going project evaluation are detailed during the training sessions. They are weighted according to several factors including the number of tools used, the project documentation, the updates on the storyboard, the respect of deadlines, etc.