Lean 101 is the first step to learning the fundamental principles of "lean manufacturing." No previous experience is required. Those experienced in Lean can also benefit from this workshop. Attendees will walk away understanding the power of lean manufacturing.
The course is a mix of classroom and live simulation. Participants begin by simulating the manufacture of circuit boards in a chaotic manufacturing firm. The results of the first simulation provide the basis on which lean principles will be applied. For the remainder of the day, participants revisit the manufacturing environment and employ the lean techniques that are taught in the classroom. Simple financial statements prepared after each simulation show the impact that implementing lean principles has on a company's bottom line.