Lean Business Practices

NMC Training Services assists organizations throughout northern Michigan in becoming more globally competitive through the application of Lean Enterprise philosophies. Lean principles are not just for manufacturing and processing industries; they apply to all organizations including service sector, healthcare, education, governments, and nonprofits.

Your organization can:

  • Understand and be more responsive to customer needs
  • Improve product and service quality
  • Shorten lead times to delivery
  • Boost customer satisfaction
  • Eliminate and prevent waste saving money and time
  • Engage human resources in value-added work
  • Increase resource utilization
  • Reduce inventory and associated costs

Tools to support your Lean journey:

Free Assessment

An on-site, physical review of the flow of value through your organization. A follow-up summary includes observations of strengths and opportunities to reduce wastes and increase the capabilities and/or flexibility of your organization.

Northern Michigan Lean Learning Consortium

A low cost way to gain Lean ideas, see best practices and build a Lean expert network.

Learn more about the benefits of joining the Lean Learning Consortium »

Lean Champion Training

Ensure your Lean transformation is successful and sustainable by building internal expertise. Lean Champion training provides a comprehensive hands-on learning experience in Lean tools while working on live projects within your organization.

Lean Manufacturing Champion

Build your organization’s internal lean capacity as a Lean Champion and learn how to facilitate continuous improvement projects in your workplace. This six-month training will include tools for facilitating change, seeing waste in current processes, building more effective teams, increasing productivity while reducing stress, and improving the quality of services or products delivered to your customer.

Deliverables

  • Facilitated Kaizen Event – Develop a clearer understanding of your own processes along with an improvement plan hosted at your facility.
  • Training and Application – 96 hours of training and practical application (valued at $4,170 per person).
  • Lean Champion Certification – Upon successful completion of the program, participants will earn a Lean Champion Certification from Northwestern Michigan College.

Lean Office Champion

Build your organization’s internal lean capacity as a Lean Champion and learn how to facilitate continuous improvement projects in your workplace. This six-month training, 96 delivery hours, will include tools for facilitating change, seeing waste in current processes, building more effective teams, increasing productivity while reducing stress, and improving the quality of services or products delivered to your customer.

Deliverables

Each participant will learn the following tools and apply it to an improvement project in their workplace:

  • Value Stream Mapping
  • 5S Workplace Organization
  • Visual Management
  • Standardized Work
  • Problem Solving
  • Error Proofing
  • Lean Metrics and Daily Management
  • Continuous Improvement Systems

Lean Healthcare

Lean thinking and principles have been changing the way healthcare operates. Many hospitals both nationwide and in our region are applying these principles to reduce waste and deliver better patient care. In addition to this, we are also doing a lot of work with individual physician offices to improve their workflows and patient care.

We can assist you in your lean journey through a variety of services including introductory overview training that utilizes an emergency room simulation, on site facilitated lean improvement projects, on site training around specific lean tools, and our six-month-long Lean Office Champion training.

Lean Overviews

  • Lean Office Simulation
  • Lean Manufacturing Simulation
  • 5s Workplace Organization Simulation
  • Value Stream Mapping Simulation

Lean Tools and Project Facilitation

  • 5S Workplace Organization
  • Standard Work
  • Value Stream Mapping: Current And Future State
  • Poke-yoke / Error-proofing
  • Cellular Flow
  • Kanban And Pull Systems
  • Quick Changeover (Single Minute Exchange Of Die)
  • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
  • Hoshin Planning & Strategy Deployment
  • Lean Management System
  • Project Planning
  • Kata Coaching And Facilitation Skills

Lean Management System For Your Organization

The Lean Management System training has been updated and developed in a modular basis. Organizations can take a step-by-step, or modular approach to implementing Lean Management. Each organization may customize which modules they would like to work on and in what order they want to implement them.

There are 2 ways to take advantage of the new Lean Management Training; Schedule training on site at your company or participant in an Open Enrollment training class.

The purpose of a Lean Management System(LMS) is to sustain and further continuous improvement. LMS revolves around 4 major components: Metrics, Visual Management, Check Meetings, and Leader Standard Work.

Metrics: quality, safety, production and cost data for review

Visual Management: using visual techniques to display data and any corrective actions

Check Meetings: apply a meeting schedule or huddle meetings in the organization for better communication

Leader Standard Work: create and document daily and weekly routines to support & ensure that the LMS system is being utilized and being improved.

With those components as the backdrop to the training, 5 LMS training modules are offered:

  • Daily Lean Management
  • Continuous Improvement Lean Management
  • Labor & Training Lean Management
  • Trending Lean Management
  • Planning

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Lean Management Systems: Visual Management at Hayes Manufacturing

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