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Certificate in Lean Tools and Kaizen

Eliminate Non-value-added Activities in Your Processes with Kent State's Certificate in Lean Tools and Kaizen

Master the tools and techniques of Lean and create a Lean enterprise.

The Kent State University Certificate in Lean Tools and Kaizen is for those who would like to master the tools and techniques of Lean and create a Lean enterprise in a manufacturing or service organization. In Kent State's Certificate in Lean Tools and Kaizen you will gain an understanding of the concepts and objectives of Lean. You will define the various forms of waste and get insight on how to recognize them. You will gain a thorough understanding of how to apply key Lean tools and how to deploy a Lean initiative within your organization to create a culture of continual improvement.

The five eight-hour programs comprising the Kent State Certificate in Lean Tools and Kaizen include:

  • Fundamentals of Lean Kaizen
  • 5S+/Visual Workplace
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Quick Changeover
  • Standardized Work and Continuous Flow
These one-day programs can be taken as single topic events to develop one competency or you can complete all five to receive Kent State Certificate in Lean Tools and Kaizen.

 

John Novak & John Potkalitsky Fundamentals of Lean Kaizen #2

 

 



Congratulations to our Spring 2013 Certificate of Lean Tools and Kaizen Graduates!
Lean Kaizen

 

Fundamentals of Lean Kaizen

Facilitator: John Potkalitsky

Lean is a systematic approach to eliminating waste so that every process step adds value for the customer.  Fundamentals of Lean provides an overview of Lean concepts and application within manufacturing, and service based organizations.  The facilitators will review how to create an effective continual improvement culture. The Kaizen Blitz event is a very effective approach to intensive and focused process improvement.  You will learn the fundamentals of leading a Kaizen Event, including what is required to plan and run the event, and the process of following up after the event.

John Novak & John Potkalitsky Fundamentals of Lean Kaizen

Times available:

  • Friday, October 17, 2014, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Twinsburg - $295
  • Friday, March 6, 2015, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Twinsburg - $295

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5S+/Visual Workplace

Facilitator: John Novak

5S+ is the foundation for a disciplined approach to organizing and standardizing the physical condition of the workplace.  Explore and practice the concepts and implementation techniques of the five pillars of the visual workplace:

  • Sort
  • Set in Place
  • Shine
  • Standardized
  • Sustain
  • Safety (+)

The facilitators will lead you through a simulation will be used to illustrate the implementation process.

John Novak & John Potkalitsky 5S+Visual Workplace #2

Times available:

  • Thursday, October 30, 2014, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Twinsburg - $295
  • Friday, March 20, 2015, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Twinsburg - $295

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Value Stream Mapping (VSM)

Facilitator: John Potkalitsky

Value Stream Mapping (VSM) is a powerful tool for analyzing information and material flow throughout an organization.  You will learn the step-by-step method of Value Stream Mapping to effectively identify and eliminate non-value adding activities.  Using a case study example, you will create a current state map, analyze the current state map, and create a Lean future state map.

John Nova and John Potkalitsky Value Stream Mapping (VSM)

Times available:

  • Friday, November 14, 2014, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Twinsburg - $295
  • Friday, April 10, 2015, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Twinsburg - $295

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Quick Changeover

Facilitator: John Novak

Quick Changeover is a five-step process aimed at reducing the changeover time in any process that requires the flexibility to adapt to changing customer demands.  You will learn the impact that lengthy changeovers have on cash flow and meeting customer demand. You will understand the application of changeover reduction in both office and production environments. Upon conclusion of the program you will learn some of the cultural changes needed for success in your organization.

John Novak and John Potkalitsky Quick Changeover

Times available:

  • Thursday, May 1, 2014, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Twinsburg - $295
  • Friday, May 1, 2015, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Twinsburg - $295

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Standardized Work and Continuous Flow

Facilitator: John Potkalitsky

Standardized Work is essential to achieving and sustaining Lean processes.  Standardized Work is a people focused tool designed to document current best practices in order to establish a repeatable and predictable baseline for continual improvement. Learn how to eliminate process waste through the application of the design of work cells within a manufacturing environment of in an office environment.  Guided by a classroom simulation, you will learn the key elements of design such as understanding Takt time, physical layout, analyzing standardized work, line and workload balancing, load leveling and more.

Times available:

  • Thursday, May 8, 2014, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Twinsburg - $295
  • Friday, May 8, 2015, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Twinsburg - $295

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