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Intro to Manufacturing and Principles of Lean Manufacturing Training

This training is part of a series of six (6) Lean Manufacturing courses that can culminate in a Lean Certification. If you are interested in Lean Certification or if you are interested in registering for the entire series of 6 courses at a reduced rate, please contact us at info@catalystconnection.org for details and assistance.

Principles of Lean Manufacturing Training continues to be a key component for companies seeking a culture of continuous improvement. This introductory course provides participants with the foundational knowledge of Lean Manufacturing tools and concepts. This Lean Manufacturing Training combines both a classroom setting with hands-on simulation, which gives the participants the opportunity to see the benefits of the lean concepts.

The simulation portion of the training will begin by “manufacturing” products in a simulated factory. The results of the first simulation round will provide the basis for continuous improvement as you apply lean manufacturing principles in subsequent rounds. Participants will learn about one-piece flow, cellular production, takt time, pull and kanbans, POUS, quick changeover, quality at the source, batch reduction, teams, standardized work, workplace organization, and visual controls. Each concept will build their ability to identify and eliminate manufacturing waste. Lean is all about getting the most out of the resources you already have.

Our approach is an interactive, enjoyable, team experience that makes the prospect of change less threatening.  It also has the following benefits to the company:

  • Expands the basic understanding of lean manufacturing techniques among the workforce
  • Dramatically reduces the acceptance period associated with implementation as participants see for themselves the benefits of applying the techniques
  • Increases knowledge and understanding, through firsthand experience, which will lead to more effective implementation

Lean Manufacturing training participants will:

  • Learn how to identify the eight wastes
  • Understand how various lean tools help to eliminate waste
  • Have an understanding of lean terminology
  • Understand the importance of eliminating waste


January 17, 2024
8:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Somerset County Library
6022 Glades Pike, Suite 120
Somerset, PA 15501 United States
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(814) 445-2556
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