Lean and Green Services

Mtech’s Lean “awareness” sessions introduce participants to Lean concepts, benefits, and techniques, and provide the foundation necessary to support and participate in subsequent Lean training and implementation activities. Customization of the material enables emphasis to be placed on topics most applicable to the specific industry and company environment. Due to customization and scope, session length will vary as appropriate. The multiple levels of Lean awareness sessions can be categorized into the following types of sessions as described below.

Management Overview: Key Success Factors of a Lean Strategy - This 2 hour session begins with a brief overview of Lean concepts and principles and then focuses on the key success factors which are essential for developing and maintaining a Lean strategy. Management’s vital role in supporting and committing to the Lean process is reviewed. In addition, lessons learned from past Lean initiatives and journeys are discussed. Another key topic area is the methods of developing a culture of continuous improvement, and how to foster employee involvement and commitment to drive this process. Please contact Dave Rizzardo, daver@umd.edu, 410-916-3230, Mtech’s Lean Services Manager for further information or to schedule a visit to discuss your company’s Lean training and implementation needs.

Principles of Lean – In Mtech’s Lean introductory sessions which range from 1.5 - 4 hours, attendees will be introduced to the concepts, benefits, and techniques of Lean. The length of session will determine the breadth of topics; however, all sessions begin with a broad overview of Lean, and then focus on the various techniques of Lean and implementation issues. The 4 hour session can be configured to include a hands-on simulation exercise. Please contact Dave Rizzardo, daver@umd.edu, 410-916-3230, Mtech’s Lean Services Manager for further information or to schedule a visit to discuss your company’s Lean training and implementation needs.

1-Day Workshop with Simulation – In this one-day Lean Workshop attendees will learn how Lean is both a broad strategy, and also a very specific set of techniques requiring proper implementation to obtain lasting results. The workshop includes a hands-on simulation exercise which will enable the participants to experience the conversion from traditional batch processing to a dramatically improved Cellular approach.

The simulation exercise compares the following three processing approaches: 10-piece push, 4-piece pull, and 1-piece pull (cellular). The session begins with a broad overview of Lean benefits and concepts, and then focuses on the various techniques of Lean and implementation issues. In addition, some short videotapes are utilized to further reinforce the understanding of Lean principles. The simulation exercise is introduced at multiple points throughout the session.

Please contact Dave Rizzardo, 410-916-3230, Mtech’s Lean Services Manager for further information or to schedule a visit to discuss your company’s Lean training and implementation needs.

Lean for the Office – In today’s highly competitive environment, it is critical that Lean is applied throughout the total enterprise. Though most Lean efforts begin on the production floor, Lean must not be considered only a production improvement strategy. It is the alignment and synergy of Lean processing in the office, on the production floor, and with suppliers and customers, that creates a competitive advantage. Addressing wastes in the office will reduce delays, eliminate errors, and decrease variability, thus resulting in a reduction of lead times and an increase in productivity.

In Mtech’s Office Lean training session you’ll learn the reasons why it is essential to utilize Lean principles in the office, and will review specific administrative Lean examples and case studies. The session begins with a broad overview of Lean benefits and concepts, and then focuses on the various techniques of Lean and implementation issues and specific applicability to the office/administrative areas.

Mtech has experience working with clients improving administrative processes such as the quotation process, the capital appropriations process, the recruitment and hiring process, and financial processes such as billing and crediting.

Please contact Dave Rizzardo, 410-916-3230, Mtech’s Lean Services Manager for further information.

 

 

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