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Using Lean to Reduce Waste and Streamline Value Flow

Using Lean to Reduce Waste and Streamline Value Flow


Overview/Description
Target Audience
Prerequisites
Expected Duration
Lesson Objectives
Course Number
Expertise Level



Overview/Description
Companies are always looking for new ways to improve business efficiency and increase quality. To run a business at optimal capacity, you need to reduce or eliminate waste from processes and improve production flow. In this course, you'll learn about Lean strategies to reduce waste by determining which operations add value and which don't. You'll explore the concept of continuous flow, and discover how to balance work processes to make production flow more efficient. You’ll define what waste is, where it exists, and what causes it. You’ll also examine aspects of muda, continuous flow, line balancing, and value and non-value-add, and practical Lean techniques for improving Operations Management.

Target Audience
Individuals who have responsibility for reducing costs and waste, and improving efficiency and customer value at the organizational or departmental level

Prerequisites
None

Expected Duration (hours)
0.4

Lesson Objectives

Using Lean to Reduce Waste and Streamline Value Flow

  • classify production activities as value-add, non-value-add, or necessary non-value-add
  • identify strategies for eliminating waste caused by overproduction and inventory
  • identify strategies for eliminating motion, waiting, and transportation waste
  • identify elimination strategies for waste caused by overprocessing and defects
  • match cycle time and takt time to their descriptions
  • identify the final three steps for balancing a production line
  • Course Number:
    oper_46_a03_bs_enus

    Expertise Level
    Everyone