This two-day hands-on workshop is designed for individuals and teams that want to gain a better understanding of the components and underlying philosophy of lean, based on the Toyota Production System (TPS), and how the elements and philosophy work together to create a Lean Enterprise.
The workshop is a mixture of lectures, videos, discussions, and a simulation. The factory simulation will help you understand the concepts of flow, pull, takt time, kaizen, and work cell design in a total business system context.
Short videos from the shop floor will illustrate different aspects of TPS, including how different pull systems operate. You’ll run imaginary companies that are all part of a value stream delivering products to end customers in order to experience first-hand the impact of variability on a value stream and the lean systems used to fight this variability. Small group discussions will give you opportunities to share best practices, reflect on your learning, and develop new solutions to bring back to your organization.