This two-day, practical workshop makes lean thinking and business improvement principles easy to understand through both hands-on simulations and real projects undertaken at the host plant. A Value Stream Map will allow you to see what is invisible to you every day and direct you to the right improvement tool.
“We can’t see the waste around us at work because we live here every day. Mapping is like taking a ‘photo’ of the information flow, of the material flow and the product flow so that you can observe the WASTE. If you haven’t started mapping yet, then you are probably one of the 99% of the companies not getting the results you need. Come and learn how to create customer value at the lowest cost to your company."
Gary Kerr, Facilitator
90% of the waste in your organisation is there because you live there every day and have simply lost the ability to see. Making it visible through a VALUE STREAM MAP opens everyone’s eyes and gains their commitment to address waste and change. It is a fact that just 1% of Australian companies are actually achieving breakthrough results through LEAN. LEAN means understanding your VALUE STREAM, creating FLOW at the PULL of the down-stream customer and eliminating WASTE. Sounds easy but where do you start? Value Stream Mapping is the only place to start!
This two-day, practical workshop makes lean thinking and business improvement principles easy to understand through both hands-on simulations and real projects undertaken at the host plant. Upon completion of this two-day interactive training session, participants will:
Know and understand each of the 5 steps to “Lean Thinking”
List the 7 forms of “Waste” and briefly describe each as it relates to his or her facility or environment
Understand what is communicated in a Value Stream Map and learn how to create one for own value stream
Use simple Value Stream Mapping to clarify a present operation (Present State Map)
Calculate what is “Value Added” and “Non-Value Added” in any work environment
Describe the impact that plant layout and set-up time have on production
Describe a “Pull System,” its typical characteristics and its effect on customers and quality
Define “Takt Time” and know how to calculate it
Explain how “Takt Time” can aid in the decision making process of determining best choices
Brainstorm lean opportunities for improvement
Generate a “Future State Map” for a given product or process
Develop an “Action Plan” that will serve as a roadmap for improvement
Gary Kerr, Director, Leveraged LEAN
Gary has brought rapid improvements to many Australian organisations over 10 years and is today recognised as being one of our most respected practitioners and leading implementers of lean . Formerly the Operations Manager at ADI Munitions Benalla, he transformed his facility using lean thinking. Gary is a past president of AME Australia and regularly takes benchmarking tours to the best practice plants in North America.
FEEDBACK FROM PAST AME VSM WORKSHOPS
"I was most impressed by Gary's simplicity of delivery and teaching"
"I was most impressed by the knowledge and experience of the facilitator"
"The presenter was very knowledgeable on the subject and material. His range of experience allowed him to respond well to a wide array of questions."
The value stream presentation was great. It was an easy engagement style with everyone participating and able to apply straight away with a real scenario. A combination of the presenter and host staff saw everyone involved in trying to solve the problem as if it were their own to solve."
Please wear long sleeved shirt, trousers. high vis vest, safety glasses and safety footwear for site work.
OTHER REGISTRATION INFORMATION
This workshop is conducted using lecture and slide presentation and incorporates practical activities at the Host Site. There are workbooks for all participants with ample time for discussion, interaction, and Q & A.
This workshop requires a minimum of 6 participants, and we advise a maximum of 12 participants.
The workshop is 2 full days for a total of 16 hours.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided each day.
AME Australia is a not for profit association. We charge a small fee to cover the cost of presenters, administration, venue hire and event management.
You can become an AME member for $265 per year.
The host company reserves the right to decline attendees.
Cancellations can be made up to one week before the event. Substitutions may be made up to three days before the event.
This event may be cancelled by AME for any reason. AME is not responsible for incidental costs incurred by registrants.
AME may take photographs during events and may use those photographs for AME’s purposes.
Please direct enquiries to Laura Robertson on 1300 263 287 or firstname.lastname@example.org.