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ManagementWorks Lean Business Programme and Dates

The ManagementWorks Lean Business Programme is already helping dozens of businesses in Ireland to reap the benefits of Lean business tools and Lean thinking. We use a proven combination of training and on-site mentoring to help you and your team members to understand Lean, build Lean skill sets within your business, and deliver one or more lean improvement projects from start to finish.

Who should participate?

Any manufacturing or service company where operational efficiency is a critical factor in success. Participants can be the business managers or front-line staff. You can select a team of up to four participants from your company. Each participant will deliver a process improvement project in their area of the business.

What does the programme consist of?

  • A twelve-week focused business impact programme
  • Eight half-day in-company mentored sessions working on the specifics of your business
  • Five practical one-day group workshops – all participating companies attend together
  • Learning is practical and dynamic
  • Participants will be encouraged to share and pool experiences so that delegates will benefit from ‘real life’ experiences

How will your business benefit?

Adopting Lean tools and techniques is a proven approach to business that is being embraced by an increasing number of organisations. Why? Because it is delivering serious competitive advantage to companies who engage in the process. Previous participants on our programmes are using Lean to deliver measureable improvements across a wide range of business outcomes, such as

  • Improved cash flow
  • Productivity
  • Waste reduction
  • Lead-times reduction
  • Employee engagement
  • Quality
  • Customer Service.

By participating in this programme, you and your team members will:

  • Develop a clear understanding and practical knowledge of the tools and practices underpinning Lean
  • Identify and deliver a project or suite of projects that will provide meaningful and measureable improvements for your business
  • Gain the knowledge, skills and confidence to be able to apply Lean principles, tools and techniques to other projects within your business

What is the cost of the programme?

The subsidised cost of the programme is €3,500 per company for up to four participants. This includes all training, mentoring, course materials, lunches and refreshments.
Where is this programme available?
This programme is available in locations throughout Ireland. See ManagementWorks programmes on the ETAC website for upcoming programmes and workshops.

New format FETAC / QQI courses from ETAC.

The level 5 “Lean Manufacturing Tools” programme will be run in a new format in 2015.

Introduction
FETAC LogoIn the early 90’s the concept of Lean Manufacturing was introduced by Womack & Jones. The team studied the automotive industry at the time and found dramatic differences in performance and bottom-line profitability particularly between US and Japanese companies. They found best practice results at Toyota in japan.

The Toyota Production System is concerned with maximising value in any process and eliminating waste whilst transforming the value chain, the sequence of events that deliver the client requirements. The tools target improvement in quality, reliability, workplace organisation, and streamlining material and information flows.
This Level 5 programme is designed to give the delegates an overall knowledge of how to use these key tools. As part of the programme, the learner will apply the tools to an improvement project within their operation. The attendants will be presented with the concepts and techniques allowing to practically apply the tools by using simple exercises and modules.

This is a 5-day programme run over 12 weeks. All participants are required to deliver a Lean improvement project within their business. On successful completion of the course, candidates are awarded a Level 5 credit on the National Framework of Qualifications.

 

Course outline:
Task 1: Lean Thinking

Task 2: Project Charter

Task 3: Kaizen

Task 4: 8-step process improvement

Task 5: Value Stream Mapping

Task 6: Workplace Organisation (5s)

Task 7: Kanban

Task 8: Quick Changeover (SMED)

Task 9: Standard Work

Task 10: Asset Care (TPM)

Times: 9am till 5pm

For more information
please contact: ETAC Limited
PDC Centre,
Docklands Innovation Park,
128-130 East Wall Road,
Dublin 3
01 6856535