We’ll focus on best practices gathered from a decade’s worth of experience working with "high-mix" manufacturers who have a wide variety of raw materials, work-in-progress, or finished good products, who struggle with having too much of the wrong inventory and/or not enough of the right inventory. We’ll share how these manufacturers met those challenges by managing demand and supply variability, utilizing lean principles. Finally, we’ll look at some case studies from industry leaders such as Siemens, Coca-Cola and MeadWestVaco, and illustrate how these best practices lead to real-world results.
Future stakes could be higher for you by attending this informative webinar to preview the educational and networking opportunities at the Engineering Lean & Six Sigma Conference 2012 in October. The knowledgeable panelists on this webinar will get you out of the "starting gate" and focus on engineering lean and Six Sigma practices, fundamentals and management buy-in.
The application of lean manufacturing concepts and practices to the packaging of liquid, solid and flake products will be described with examples taken from actual production lines. The use of lean methods like SMED, 5S, Visual Management, Package-to-Order and Product Wheels to improve packaging operations, resulting in lower inventories, greater throughput and higher customer service levels will be explained.
The field of industrial and systems engineering has brought valuable tools and strategies to reducing cost, improving safety and efficiency, and increasing customer and employee satisfaction in industries for many years, but it has not been widely used in healthcare. In this presentation, Dr. Victoria Jordan, director of quality measurement and engineering at MD Anderson Cancer Center, will provide an overview of industrial and systems engineering and its role in healthcare. She will discuss its alignment with basic continuous improvement and operational excellence efforts (and discuss how it enhances these efforts). Some examples of successful applications in healthcare will be provided.
The webinar is based around the Shingo Prize winning book Staying Lean, co-written by Peter Hines, and his 20 years of application of lean. In this period many global corporations and smaller organizations have adopted lean approaches with a range of success. In many cases a good deal of the execution has resulted in disappointment in terms of the degree of sustainability of the activity and results. This is particularly the case with organizations that have simply adopted tools based approach involving a "kaizen events" and value stream mapping. Using the analogy of an iceberg, we term this an "above the water" approach. What our research has shown is this, on its own, is simply not sustainable without the enabling "below the water" areas of strategy and alignment, leadership, and behavior and engagement. The webinar focuses both on the framework to make this work as well as the eight years journey of multinational manufacturer, Cogent Power in not just going lean but creating a sustainable lean business system.
In the midst of critical economic times, it is very important to survive today to be here tomorrow. What we improve, how we improve and how quickly we improve are paramount. The popular approach has been to implement aspects of an operational excellence system that may have worked well for another company, but a large number of such initiatives fail to reach the maturity stage. There are many theories behind the reasons for the failure; however, there seems to be one common root cause – "copy and paste" tools and systems. This webinar will present and discuss applications and principles of strategic planning and execution (Hoshin Kanri) using a seven-step transformation process involving strategy, simplicity and execution. This process and approach has been developed by the speaker based on his experience at Delphi and Alcoa and has previously resulted in enterprise transformation with significant and sustainable productivity gains by cutting waste rather than people, and without capital expenditure.
Energy management can be used to start or accelerate a continuous improvement program. Energy costs can provide direction to a company's most significant opportunities for improvement. Energy reduction projects can be used as the cornerstone of a turnaround program. This webinar highlights why energy costs can guide a cost reduction effort, how to get an initiative started, and what common pitfalls to avoid.
Lean and lean Six Sigma business transformation initiatives have become a business imperative for many organizations in almost every industry sector. While many companies are attempting to implement lean methodologies; the vast majority fail to meet their business transformation objectives and/or fail to sustain their business transformation gains. Research has shown that the most common reasons that these efforts fail to achieve or sustain their improvement results are 1) the lack of leadership support, and 2) the lack of focus on the organizational culture. The webinar describes the path forward to a lean transformation methodology that focuses on developing critical organizational competencies around organizational culture transformation and lean process improvement resulting in a more effective and sustainable transformation effort.
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Industrial and Systems Engineering has the potential to have growing impact in organizations. The knowledge base provided by the BSISE (and advanced degrees) is robust, broad, and foundational to support contributing to many timely and critical opportunities and problems organizations face today. This webinar will focus on how to 'think' about the positioning of ISE for full potential contribution. The presenter will provide a conceptual framework and then provide examples where ISE has and is being more fully capitalized on.
Lindenmeyer discusses the importance of managing change in an organization. He will cover the levers of change, breaking the paradigms of traditional organizational change, what organizational excellence is, and the keys to process improvement.
McManus presents, "Is your company culture lean-focused? An exercise in self assessment." If it isn’t, he covers what you can do to change that culture.
The presenter shows how he walked OLES Envelopes through a process of corporate diagnosis and policy deployment to drive transformation.
The profession of industrial engineer has always been tied to the world of manufacturing and the design of the factories that produce the consumer and producer goods that we all use. A Toyota-Style Industrial Engineer designed and ran the Lean Production System and it is being spread about the world just like previous factory designs. Evolving out of this revolution is the new IE which we are calling the Lean Engineer.
H.B. Maynard & Co. share their experience and present how to establish conditions for lean manufacturing success.
Learn how Marypat Cooper's efforts to fully integrate kaizen and continuous improvement throughout various corporate functions resulted in record-breaking productivity and profit gains.
In February 2010, Office Depot created a new Business Process Improvement (BPI) organization with a mission to drive continuous improvement throughout the organization and to create a culture of "excellence in execution." Ten months later the fledgling BPI had partnered with OD process leaders to not only meet but exceed first year goals by a significant margin. In this webinar find out how the Office Depot BPI team is rising to the challenge of injecting continuous improvement and execution excellence into Office Depot's organizational DNA.
Kaizen Events are well understood to be a powerful way to achieve significant performance improvement in a relatively short time period. Some lean practitioners, however, have been reluctant to manage Kaizen Events as Lean 6S projects, fearing that the rigor and structure will slow the Kaizen process down. This presentation will show that that doesn’t have to happen, that the two concepts can reinforce each other and achieve greater success without sacrificing the natural urgency of Kaizen Events.
The Lean Engineer is an IE equipped with lean tools to redesign the factory from mass production to lean production. The lean engineering functions begin with redesigning the final assembly line into a mixed model line to make it flexible and create a level demand on the supply chain.
Aproveche esta oportunidad de ser parte de este único webinar, para obtener una vista previa de este taller pre-congreso que se realizará el Domingo, 6 de junio de 2010, de 8 a.m.-5 p.m. en el Congreso y Exposición Anual del IIE 2010, del 5 al 9 de junio en Cancún, México. Objetivo: Proporcionar información sobre Lean Manufacturing, su historia, en que empresas aplica y aplicaciones del modelo shingo prize. Durante la sesión tendremos oportunidad de compartir ideas, responder a sus preguntas e introducir al tema lean manufacturing.
Are you interested in learning about obstacles that hinder companies from implementing lean?
O’Rourke and Aherne define true Lean Supply Chain and discuss the different roadblocks people run into implementing Lean Supply Chain. They will cover Lean success and challenges, Lean Supply Chain Management, and Lean SCM up close.
Scheeres presents key success factors for integrating lean Six Sigma in a healthcare setting by covering the features of Lean and Six Sigma, how to assess organizational and personal readiness, and ideas for next steps.