How to Become More Efficient… An Introduction to Lean Manufacturing 

March 19, 2019 | Charleston, WV

Are you interested in learning how to improve your business by:

Reducing Cycle Times

Reducing Inventory

Increasing Capacity

Improving Lead Times

Standardizing Work

Improving Quality

Reducing Work-in-Process

Reducing Downtime


What is Lean Manufacturing?

In today’s ever-changing global economy, companies are faced with fierce competition, and have to continually find ways to remain competitive in their marketplace. The question is how does one improve product and customer value, while reducing cost?

Lean Manufacturing helps you to look at your operation in a manner that identifies and eliminates non-value added activities, more commonly known as WASTE!

Lean establishes a systematic approach to eliminating waste and creating flow throughout the whole company. It also helps you to develop and implement a long-term plan to streamline your operations for success by doing MORE with LESS!


How will this Workshop Help?

Throughout the day, you will learn about principles of Lean Manufacturing including:

o Operational Layout
o Visual Systems
o 5S & Workplace Organization
o Standardized Work
o Batch Size Reduction
o Teams
o Quality at the Source
o Point-of-Use Storage
o Quick Changeover
o Pull Systems/Kanbans
o Cellular Flow
o Total Productive Maintenance

You will first learn about these principles in a classroom, then you will apply the principles inside of a simulated factory through a series of exercises to help further understand the benefits of Lean Manufacturing.

Advanced Technology Center at BridgeValley Community & Technical College
1201 Science Park Drive
South Charleston, WV 25303

8:00am – 4:00pm


Registration Deadline:
March 12, 2019

Dee Hayes

Jerry Biser

David Carrick

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