Whether you work in a manufacturing or service environment, the success of your business depends on the efficiency of its processes and how well they respond to customer demand. If you're looking to increase production or improve quality of service, your focus should be on eliminating waste. Waste can be caused by many factors, such as untidy workspaces and surplus inventory, or inefficient distribution of work. Using the best blend of Lean tools and techniques for your organization can make your processes smoother and your workspaces tidier. This course introduces four robust Lean techniques. You'll explore the visual workplace and its tools for improving communication. You'll learn about using Just-in-time and Kanban techniques to establish a pull system that paces production with the rate of actual product demand. Finally, you'll learn about how line balancing can be used to distribute work evenly so that you have the optimal number of workers working just to takt time.
Individuals who have responsibility for reducing costs and waste, and improving efficiency and customer value at the organizational or departmental level