The LeanMan Grand Package provides all the necessary materials to completely explore the Lean Manufacturing implementation, with an executive overview and events that range from beginner to advanced. This is an excellent time to take advantage of the 2019 Sale Price! [see Reference 2019 Sales Price Comparison (PDF).]
The Deluxe Kit includes the advanced 6-exercise TPS simulation event with Financial Metrics. This set of exercises follows closely the TPS Paper Airplane Simulation, but without all the wasted paper.
The deluxe kit also includes the Lean Principles Training Guide CD: Learning to See the Waste. This Power Point presentation and simulation is perfect for introducing executives and others to the value of lean, the entire presentation and two simulations can be completed in under one hour.
This deluxe kit will provide immediate presentation and simulation exercises suitable for all management levels including top management and associates. It then delves deeper into the art of Lean for those associates that require hands-on practical experience. Take a look at the Deluxe Car Factory Kit - and check out the details.
Door - to - Door Value Stream Simulation
The VSM Upgrade adds a 9-step transformation using the concepts of the VSM Value Stream Simulation.
For a full description of the VSM capabilities and material items, please see the Deluxe Plus VSM Car Factory Kit - and check out the details.
The LM Kanban Simulation upgrade supplies the additional materials that turns the Grand Package into a fully integrated customer-driven value stream from customer to factory to supplier.
This simulation training will help participants understand how lean philosophy and techniques can be applied in a customer-pull product flow utilizing kanban cards, signaling devices and heijunka planning to control flow and inventory levels.
The LM Kanban Simulation is presented in four events - all four are a full value stream and utilize kaizen and inventory metrics to analyze flow; the last two events utilize the heijunka planning method and heijunka box to sequence flow. All events calculate the Earned Value; Margin as a percent of sales; and Inventory levels. All four events also introduce Little's Law metrics equation TH = WIP x CT. See Fun with Little's Law. For a more complete description of this simulation check out the Deluxe Plus Kanban Simulation Package full Value Stream lean training event.
Heijunka Box and Simulation
The Heijunka Upgrade simulation training will help participants understand how lean philosophy and techniques can be applied in a mixed-mode product cell to maximize customer value, minimize waste, reduce costs through workplace organization and visual controls, implement one-piece flow, instill quality at the source, and synchronize to customers needs using pull scheduling.
For a full description of the Heijunka capabilities and material items, please see the Deluxe PLUS Heijunka Lean Factory Simulation Package product description Deluxe Plus Heijunka Simulation Package
Developing Lean Eyes
The Developing Lean Eyes presentation is based on the Gestalt theory of group communication where "Learning to See What You Need To See" takes into account the various bits of educational bias and environment influence each member of a team brings to the group, and teaches each to look at the work environment with a new set of eyes.
Fun With Little's Law's
New in 2019 - Fun with Little's Law contains several PowerPoint presentations which explain the definitions of Little's Law; provide several relevant examples to operations and finance; and suggest how to use the law to create metrics for the LeanMan Car Factory simulation exercises. Examples are included for the Learning to See the Waste and the Heijunka simulation exercises.
The files are provided on DVD and USB Flash Drive, and include additional free bonus presentation materials. These short presentations provide supporting concepts and training necessary to fully implement the lean principles into your organization.
The presentations may be used as is, or edited for your specific training need and audience.
Included files are:
- The Five Principles of Lean - 8 slides
This presentation can be used as a baseline for introducing the student to the five principles of lean as outlined in the book: Lean Thinking by James Womack et al. Edit the PowerPoint slides to add focus for your specific training event.
- 14 Philosophies behind TPS - 15 slides
Excerpts from The Toyota Way by Jeffrey Liker, this presentation provides the 14 guiding philosophies developed by the Toyoda family and other contributors that are the foundation for the Toyota Production System.
Note: The concepts and terms presented in The Toyota Way book are the basis for two fun and challenging games available from The LeanMan. See the tab Team Development: TPS ToyodaWay Game Set on CD.
- 5-S for Lean - 35 slides
This presentation can be used as a baseline for a 5-S program. It contains the basics for understanding 5-S and a great starter program to set your workplace in order and prepare it for Lean. Edit the PowerPoint file to suit your needs.
Note: The concepts and terms of 5-S are the basis for two fun and challenging games available from The LeanMan. See the tab Team Development: 5-S Game Set.
- Visual Control for Lean - 13 slides
This presentation can be used as a baseline for a Visual Control program to provide visual communications in the shop area. Coupled with the 5-S presentation, it sets the stage for powerful and fast team communication so everyone knows what, when, where and how the product flows. Edit the PowerPoint slides to suit your needs.
- Visual Systems for Lean - 46 slides
This presentation can be used as an introduction to Visual Systems and 5-S. It focuses on the concepts of seeing new meaning behind everyday sights, and works well to support The LeanMan Learning to See the Waste and The LeanMan Developing Lean Eyes presentations. Edit the PowerPoint slide to add photos from your own workplace.
The LeanMan 26 question Lean Self-Assessment Tool is also provided to help you assess your team's present Lean maturity level and readiness to implement the principles of lean into your organization.