Delegates from **** recently took part in a LEAN Training Event.
Colleagues from Engineering, Production and Quality spent 2 days gaining a practical appreciation of the application of LEAN tools.
These tools will help in the workplace as we try to reduce unit cost, improve the current factory organisation and define the layout of the future.
Through Value Stream and Process Mapping we can identify waste. We can then try to eliminate waste through line balancing, organisation (5S) and standardised work.
The delegates were also trained in Rapid Improvement Events (KAIZEN), training also covered route cause analysis (3 C's, 5 Whys) and error proofing (POKE YOKE).
A 3 day Kaizen event is now planned for the Max Muller lathes to put the learning into practice and generate some actual improvements.