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January 2022

Principles of Lean (Online Class)

January 27 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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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February 2022

5S & Visual Management (Online Class)

February 11 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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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Transforming your Value Stream – Service and Manufacturing (Online Class)

February 15 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Online

Transforming your Value Stream. This Transforming Your Value Stream workshop will touch upon: The 7 Wastes When to use VSM Team set up Scoping Mapping the current state Verifying data Mapping the ideal Future State Complete the implementation plan Presentation to leadership sponsors Prerequisite: None, although this workshop is targeted towards individuals whose responsibilities include leading change. Register Here!

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March 2022

Process Mapping (Online Class)

March 1 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Online

Process 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. Often…

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Lean Café (Online)

March 10 @ 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 EVLA members. You'll have the opportunity to rotate among the round tables. Fees: Free to all attendees. Register here.

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April 2022

Quick & Easy Kaizen (Online Class)

April 7 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

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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Kaizen Event (Online Class)

April 14 @ 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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May 2022

Standard Work

May 10 @ 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Online

Standard work is the practice of setting, communicating, following, and improving standards. Establishing standard work begins with process operators creating, clarifying, and sharing information about the most efficient method to perform a task that is currently known with everyone performing that process. Training Within Industry (TWI) is often called the “Roots of Lean”. It was created by the United States during World War II to address the need to quickly and effectively train thousands of industrial workers to support production for…

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Lean Café (Online)

May 19 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Online

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 EVLA members. You'll have the opportunity to rotate among the round tables. Fees: Free to all attendees. Register here.

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July 2022

Principles of Lean (Online Class)

July 14 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am
Online

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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