The Lean Overview covers the origins of Lean as well as its main principles applied into manufacturing or laboratory settings.  By applying Lean tools the company can reap the benefits of lower costs and labor efficiency. Participants will learn more about several Lean tools that can be applied; Value Stream Mapping, 5S (Sort, Set-up, Shine, Standardize, Sustain), Cell/Standard Work, Pull/Kanban, and Set-up Reductions. This presentation will provide a short overview of each of the tools with examples of application in a laboratory. By reviewing workflows, organizing and cleaning the areas, and providing the supplies to the analyst to perform the job; a plant manager/laboratory supervisor can improve the overall cost, resources and space. The participants will participate in simulation exercises to help demonstrate the tools in their own setting. Upon completion, attendees will be prepared to participate in Lean Manufacturing/Lean Lab improvement events under the guidance of knowledgeable Lean Facilitators.

Who Should Attend:

This class is ideal for those that need a basic understanding of Lean Manufacturing terminology and a cursory knowledge of the main tools.