Lean Manufacturing Courses

Aimed at the permanent maintenance of a flow of tense, adjusted and flexible production.

Our Lean Manufacturing courses will teach attendees how to eliminate waste and prepare annual plans of strategic productivity objectives for their companies.

The ITEMSA Lean Manufacturing courses will train your employees to ensure the creation and permanent maintenance of a flow of tense, adjusted and flexible production in your company’s workshops, tending to the "piece by piece":

  • Eliminating or significantly reducing wastage in labour, materials, machinery and inadequate work methods.
  • Creating and maintaining a clean, organised, safe work environment with greater operational efficiency (5S).
  • Optimising methods and work times, through the application of MTM and/or timing, in a cultural environment of continuous improvement..
  • Performing a total productive maintenance (TPM) of machinery and facilities.
  • Minimising machine preparation and model change times (SMED).

The Lean Manufacturing intervention area includes all the techniques of a Comprehensive Production System, which includes, among other aspects, product quality, work and information flows, materials, machinery and equipment, working methods and the labour force, the workshop chain of command and the constant improvement of the jobs, in order to achieve the best results for the objectives of quality, cost, flexibility and customer satisfaction established in the company.

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Introduction to the Lean Manufacturing System

How to ensure a tense, tight and flexible production flow in your workshops, tending to “piece by piece”:

  • Eliminating or reducing the waste generated by the 4M (materials, machinery, labor and method).
  • Carrying out a total productive maintenance of the facilities and equipment (TPM).
  • Minimizing model change times (SMED).
  • Optimizing work methods and times through the application of the MTM, in a cultural environment of continuous improvement.

Duration: 10 Hours

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Necessity for change towards the Lean: the most appropriate planning and management techniques

How to implement the change towards the Lean Manufacturing system through the design of a plan of annual strategic objectives and how to achieve that everybody feels involved in its achievement (commitment and discipline) in their respective area of responsibility by using the KAIZEN techniques and continuously applying the PDCA (Plan-Do-Check-Act) cycle.

Duration: 30 Hours

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Workshops and offices improvement techniques

How to engage workers and workshops and offices middle management with the three basic pillars of Lean Manufacturing:
  • Standardization
  • Workers training for polyvalence
  • Application of the 5S and SMED (Single Minute Exchange of Dies)
Duration: 24 Hours