NPLX Programme – Module 6: Lean & Value Stream Mapping

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Course overview:  

The Lean & Value Stream Mapping module is designed to ensure that Manufacturing Engineers and Supply Chain specialists have the necessary knowledge and essential lean skills so that the manufacturing processes that are implemented are optimised and have the capacity to support new product launch volume ramp up.The Lean & Value Stream Mapping module forms part of the NPLX (New Product Launch Excellence) Programme.

Who should attend:  

Manufacturing Engineers who are responsible for defining and working out how the product will be assembled on the production line including the review of efficiencies and elimination of waste within the manufacturing process.Supply Chain specialists who are responsible for determining how much and what type of materials and products to hold where in the supply chain.

Benefits and Learning Objectives:  

The NPLX programme up-skills suppliers and provides the catalyst for dramatic improvements in new product launch capability.

The Lean & Value Stream Mapping module aims to provide Quality Engineers, Manufacturing Engineers and Supply Chain specialists with the necessary knowledge and skills for effective new product launch.

Learning objectives in this three day course include:

  • An understanding of Lean principles and how they can be applied to optimise a production process.
  • How to develop Value Stream maps to support effective process design and their role in capacity planning.
  • How to capture Lessons Learned

Topics covered: 

Business impact and programme review (roadmap) Introduction to lean Value stream mapping for manufacturing process design and capacity planning Application of lessons learned and continuous improvement

Why choose Industry Forum: 

Industry Forum helps major global manufacturers understand, optimise and improve both manufacturing capability and business performance.

An integrated team of consultants and practitioners, all seasoned expert engineers with multi-sector manufacturing experience, Industry Forum brings together a world-class combination of improvement competency, insight, process and best practice.Spanning automotive, aerospace, construction, consumer appliance, electronics and food sectors, for over 20 years Industry Forum has planned and delivered some of the world's most consistent and successful transformations for business-critical manufacturing operations.

Our trainers are expert practitioners in New Product Introduction with hands-on industrial experience and highly developed communication skills. They have a wealth of technical expertise and often provide on-site advice and coaching. During every course we will encourage collaboration and sharing of practical experiences, ensuring learning can be put into context and empowering delegates to apply their new skills successfully in their workplace as well as making sustainable improvements.Course booking details

Topics Covered:

- Introduction to lean
- Value stream mapping for manufacturing process design and capacity planning
- Application of Lessons Learned

Further information

SMMT QMD is the Automotive Quality Management Division of SMMT Industry Forum.

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