Do your products move through assembly in "hurry up and wait" mode? Do operators spend more time handling than assembling? Do they sometimes mount the wrong parts? Do some struggle to keep up while others wait? Does your line layout prevent them for helping each other? Whether you are improving existing lines or designing new ones, this course gives you ideas, techniques and tools -- based on lean principles -- to remedy these and other dysfunctions affecting your profits.
You will learn how to analyze and improve assembly operations using video recordings and tools available on every engineer's PC. And you will gain insights through examples of solutions in industries including automotive, aerospace, electronics, household appliances, and personal products, and in applications ranging from high-volume/low-mix to mass customization.
How to get the most from this course
Read an introduction to lean manufacturing
Come with a specific improvement project to share.
Bring an open mind.
Companion book included
Copies of Michel Baudin’s book “Lean Assembly,” from Productivity Press will be provided to seminar attendees as part of the handout package.
Course outline (click on blue bullets for details)