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Lean

Lean can simply be stated as maximizing customer value while continuously identifying and eliminating company waste.  The Alabama Technology Network (ATN) provides solutions to companies in their pursuit of continual improvement.  ATN’s classes teach the method and application of the tools with real world examples and hands-on simulations to effectively educate employees.  ATN also facilitates actual “events” to involve and teach implementation of the lean principles and tools in the company.

5S Train-The-Trainer

Learn how to transform a factory into a place where information concerning product quality, productivity, schedule and safety are visually accessible at any given moment. Participants learn the 5S...

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5S Workplace Organization

Learn how to transform a factory into a place where information concerning product quality, productivity, schedule, and safety are visually accessible at any given moment. Participants learn the 5S...

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6S - 5S + Safety

Learn how to transform a factory into a place where information concerning product quality, productivity, schedule, and safety are visually accessible at any given moment. Participants learn the 6S...

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Focused Lean & Clean Value Stream Mapping

Based on the book Learning to See, from the Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI), participants in this workshop will learn the technique of Value Stream Mapping (VSM) to realize the wastes that exist in...

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Introduction to Lean Principles

This workshop is an excellent course for introducing participants to the basic principles of lean manufacturing. Lecture material provides an overview of the background of lean, the eight deadly...

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Kaizen Events (Technical Assistance)

Kaizen events are the vehicle to implementing Lean tools and concepts. Kaizen events are well-scoped, focused improvement efforts that utilize a team-based approach to eliminating wastes. The...

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Kaizen Facilitator

Kaizen events are the vehicle to implementing lean tools and concepts. These events are well-scoped, focused improvement efforts that utilize a team-based approach to eliminating wastes. The Kaizen...

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Lean 101: Principles

Lecture and hands-on simulations introduce standardized work, workplace organization, visual controls, set-up reduction, batch size reduction, point-of-use storage, quality at the source, workforce...

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Lean for Job Shops

Lecture and hands-on simulations introduce standardized work, workplace organization, visual controls, set-up reduction, batch size reduction, point-of-use storage, quality at the source, workforce...

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Lean Office

Do you realize that only 20% of total lead time results from manufacturing activities? This means that even with a "lean" shop floor atmosphere, a traditional functional office environment...

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Product (Cellular) Flow

Through the arrangement of people and equipment into efficient, process-based cells, cellular manufacturing creates a smooth flow that shortens the lead time for delivery while supporting low...

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Pull/Kanban

Learn how to have processes in place to signal inventory needs to reduce/eliminate out of stock conditions and determine the “right” amount of inventory for you operation. In this...

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Quick Changeover

This workshop teaches the fundamental principles of setup reduction. Setup is clearly defined. Both reasons for and barriers to reducing changeovers are presented. The seminar follows the principles...

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Sustaining (Leading) Lean

This class the principles of sustaining Lean, Daily walks, and coaching/mentoring.  Learn how to sustain Continuous Improvement (CI) /Lean principles by training the supervisors/managers of the...

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Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

TPM is a productivity maintenance improvement methodology designed to maximize equipment efficiency. TPM involves everyone - from top executives to shop floor employees. Participants learn how to...

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Value Stream Mapping

Value Stream Mapping is a planning tool to help companies focus on when and where they should apply lean concepts to get the most impact. The VSM process consists of identifying value steams/product...

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Value Stream Mapping Overview

Based on the book Learning to See, from the Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI), participants in this workshop will learn to identify where the value streams are in their operations, map them "from...

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