CEV Breakfast: Getting Started with Lean Manufacturing for Small Enterprises
Date: April 4, 2017
Location: Guaranty Bank and Trust
Address: 401 Main St, Longmont, CO 80501, USA
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What if your organization could harness the power of approaching everything they do with a mindset of engaging employees in maximizing customer value while minimizing waste? Lean concepts, methodologies and tools have the potential of transforming your organization by eliminating waste and streamlining the flow of people, products and information.
Some of the tools used by Lean practitioners that will be discussed in this session, such as Plan-Do-Check-Act and Kata, focus on developing daily habits of improving, adapting and innovating by providing a systematic, standard routine that can be applied to problem solving and goal achievement. This develops both leaders’ and learners’ skills in standardizing how they navigate uncertainty and develop solutions in pursuit of company goals.
This workshop, through a combination of class, simulation and take-away practices, will give you an introduction to the world of lean and some of its most powerful tools.
During this workshop, we will discuss:
- The basic principles and terminology of Lean
- How to differentiate between value-added and non-value-added activities
- Tools and techniques such as Hoshin Strategy Deployment, Plan-Do-Check-Act and Kata
- How to begin a Lean initiative
Lean principles and techniques, when applied in your organization with dedication and determination, have the possibility of:
– Improved customer service
– Reduced re-work and scrap, and better quality
– Improved bottom line
– Empowered and involved employees
– Reduced wastes of materials, information, space, and people
– An aligned organization focused on appropriate goals
This is the first Colorado Emerging Ventures Building for Growth Breakfast in 2017. These workshops are no cost to attend for qualified businesses with high growth goals in the advanced industries sectors thanks to generous sponsorship from Guaranty Bank and Trust Company.
Colorado Emerging Ventures (CEV) programs are specifically developed to support businesses with high market potential and high growth goals – including bioscience, IT, aerospace, cleantech, advanced manufacturing, outdoor and natural products, and other key industries.
About the Presenter:
Manufacturer’s Edge, a program of the Department of Commerce, strengthens the health and competitiveness of Colorado manufacturers through onsite coaching, training, and consulting, collaboration-focused industry programs, and leveraging government, university and economic development partnerships. Through onsite support and technical assistance, Manufacturer’s Edge works to boost the competitiveness of Colorado manufacturers. The experienced engineers and business professionals at Manufacturer’s Edge have skills in manufacturing, management, process improvements and technology acceleration and work closely with manufacturers to provide company assessments and customized solutions including hands-on facilitation and implementation.
Cynthia Christie has been in manufacturing for 32 years beginning with GE Aerospace designing jet engines. She’s worked in and with both large and small companies. Her most recent 25 years of experience includes managing or directing functions such as Technical Sales, Customer and Technical Service, and Training and Consulting Services Development. A Lean Enterprise expert with a specialty in administrative, services, engineering and transactional-based business functions, she has 17 years experience helping companies improve their profitability and competitiveness. Her work with over 60 companies spanning most of Colorado’s manufacturing-related industries has gained millions of dollars in measurable strategic performance improvement through enlightened leadership and management, employee engagement, process excellence and smart integration of information systems. She has extensive experience fostering impactful relationships with organizations such as Colorado State University Office of Engagement, Larimer County Workforce Center, regional Economic Development offices, and Front Range Community College for the benefit of Colorado Manufacturers and their supply chain.