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June 2021

Kaizen Event (Online Class)

June 24 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Kaizen Events are rapid improvement projects with a specific aim for improvement. Typically Kaizen Events are a week long and are led by a lean facilitator who uses various process improvement tools to identify the problem and implement solutions. This workshop will touch upon: What is a Kaizen Event? Fundamental Steps for a Kaizen Event Tips and Tricks of successful Kaizen Events Sharing from member companies and Exercises Prerequisite: None, although this workshop is targeted towards individuals who have completed…

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July 2021

Principles of Lean (Online Class)

July 15 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Introduction to Lean Principles A lean facility produces just what is needed, when it is needed with no additional staff, costs or time. Waste is not easy to see, so it’s harder to find! Learn the skills necessary to apply Lean techniques to reduce waste and improve process efficiency. Gain a practical understanding of Lean continuous improvement techniques and how to reduce paperwork, errors, and processing time. In this course participants will learn: How to start the Lean journey An…

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Lean Culture (Online Class)

July 20 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am

The Lean Enterprise Institute estimates that 99% of Lean Initiatives fail by the end of the third year. Although there are many reasons for this, the major one is the failure to take into account the power of an organizational culture to resist change Unfortunately, Newton’s Third Law of Motion, “for every action by the organization, there is an equal and opposite reaction” applies to efforts to change the organizational culture. The greater the effort to introduce change, the greater…

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August 2021

5S & Visual Management (Online Class)

August 10 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am

5s & Visual Management Visual Management is the use of visual and other sensory communication and control tools in an operation or process to reduce waste. This workshop will provide an introduction to Visual Management and present many of its practical applications such as: Establishing a common communication “language” in a work area, Providing “at a glance” management of work area, Facilitating teamwork, dignity and self-esteem, Providing tools for the elimination of waste, Focusing the workgroup on: Urgent and important…

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Lean Café (Online)

August 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Lean World Café- Learning and Networking Event This will be a great opportunity to connect with like-minded Lean companies and business folks. This lean café will showcase Lean projects complete by EV-HPEC members. You'll have the opportunity to rotate among the round tables. Fees: Free to all attendees. Register here.

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September 2021

Process Mapping (Online Class)

September 9 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Online

Value Stream Mapping All products, whether they be tangible goods - or services- or information, have Inputs, a Transformational Process, and Outputs. Along the Transformational Process are “value added” and “non-value” added activities. The value stream consists of all the activities required to generate a product or service from start to finish. In this workshop we will learn to map the value stream and use the tool to create improvements, reduce inefficiencies, and reduce the cost of the value stream.…

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Catch Ball / Hoshin Kanri (Online Class)

September 23 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Hoshin Kanri is a Lean Strategic Planning tool. Hoshin Kanri applies Lean principles and practices to enterprise planning. Catch Ball is embedded within Strategic Planning (Hoshin Kanri) as a practice of designing discrete components of the plan by sharing ideas and “tossing” them back and forth to create a better plan (playing catch with ideas). This Catchball/Hoshin Kanri workshop will touch upon: Introduction to Hoshin Kanri Foundation of Hoshin The Hoshin Kanri Process Tools of Hoshin Management Role Catchball Concepts…

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October 2021

Quick & Easy Kaizen (Online Class)

October 14 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Quick & Easy Kaizen - Online Class Kaizen - “Kai” to change “Zen” for the good Kaizen is a Japanese term for continuous improvement based on principles of doing things better and achieving higher standards. It is a process or methodology to do continuous incremental improvements that create more value with less waste. Continuous Improvement can often be done quickly and routinely to improve a workflow and value stream processes. This in turn creates reduced costs, improved performance, and superior competitiveness in…

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Lean Café (Online)

October 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Lean World Café- Learning and Networking Event This will be a great opportunity to connect with like-minded Lean companies and business folks. This lean café will showcase Lean projects complete by EV-HPEC members. You'll have the opportunity to rotate among the round tables. Fees: Free to all attendees. Register here.

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November 2021

Problem Solving/Critical Thinking (Online Class)

November 4 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Problem Solving and Critical Thinking Improve your decision-making capabilities through critical thinking, structured reasoning, and creative problem analysis. Effective decision makers are those rare individuals who are able to consistently identify and choose the best option among multiple alternatives. Their decisions are imaginative, reasoned, and defensible. In this course, you will be provided with the training and tools necessary to become an inventive, logical decision maker. You'll explore a structured way to approach and dismantle problems, and you'll learn to…

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