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Training and Certification

Harris Lean Systems has developed comprehensive three-day training programs leading to a certificate in a specific area of Lean Enterprise or Lean Business Systems. These programs have been developed by award-winning authors. The programs will take place in various locations through the Unites States throughout 2008. After completion of the three-day program, participants will receive a certificate indicating that they have completed the program.


Next Lean Scheduling Certificate Course:
October 8-10, 2019

Cost: $2000.00

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Day 1 Lean Connections Further Utilizing the PFEP (Plan for Every Part)

As we have helped people implement over the decade, we have come to realize that information flow is the flow that most organizations have difficulty successfully handling. Also, a necessary tool that organizations do not give enough focus and time to develop and utilize is the Plan For Every Part. Day one begins with a short review of basic lean principles and then quickly shifts into a detailed of information flow and its importance to the development of a level schedule. The base for good material information flow is the Plan For Every Part (PFEP). Day one further discusses how to develop, enhance, and utilize the PFEP to promote and prepare for good information flow, machine optimization, sizing work-in-process markets, and a level schedule.

This workshop will:

 Discuss information flow in detail
 Discuss and describe further development and utilization of the PFEP
 Discuss how the PFEP is the basis for machine optimization, inventory control, sizing WIP markets, and the level schedule

Day 2 Optimizing Machine Runtime and Sizing Work-In-Process Markets

This Day involves an in-depth discussion on the development of the EPEI of Every Part Every Interval. This is done through detailed study of machine run time and changeover time. This workshop details a proven and efficient computerized method of doing this. After the most optimal changeover sequence (Changeover wheel) is determined and the interval at which every part will run, the size of the work-in-process markets in the value stream can be calculated and correctly developed. Once a value stream has correctly sized, the level scheduling process can follow.

This workshop will:

 Explain the EPEI calculation
 Explain the most optimal order and frequency to run machines
 Discuss the proper size of Work-In-Process

Day 3 The Level Schedule

Customers are customers. They want what they want when they want it. You want your delivery performance to be 100% but how do you reduce the chaos in your manufacturing facility with the customer variability. Many organizations carry inventory and lots of it to allow for schedule variation. This workshop will help you to recognize opportunities for waste elimination.

The workshop will:

 Provide an understanding as to how a level schedule improves the operations.
 Provide the tools and techniques to utilize a level schedule and minimize waste in your operations as well as your suppliers.
 Explains how to use level scheduling techniques in high volume, repetitive facilities and then how to adapt the techniques to a low volume, non-repetitive facility.

This program should be attended by material control managers, schedulers, procurement managers, operations management and engineering personnel.

Next Lean Flow Certificate Course:
None scheduled. Check back soon.
This 2-day workshop focuses on flow. There are three types of flow in an operation. They are information, material, and people. We will touch on all three focusing on people and material in this workshop.flowarrow2

Learn How To:

Develop Flow At your Pacemaker Process

 Understand your pacemaker process
 Understand different types of work motion
 Understand how to time the work motions
 Paper kaizen
 Utilize all of these tools to create flow at the pacemaker process

Go to the Next Level

 Focused attention on the development of a lean production system
 Create a material flow system
 Carry the right amount of inventory
 Control operations through an efficient material flow system

Who Should Attend

Plant Managers, Materials Managers, Engineering Professionals, and Production Associates that are interested in implementing lean production systems in their company.