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Go-Lean-Six has extensive experience in multiple business sectors and across multiple functions to help provide the support that you need. Our team is hands-on with a passion for improving processes and transferring knowledge to our client’s process stakeholders. Our goal is to work with you to provide the coaching and consulting solutions that you need.
What is the Go-Lean- Six difference?
Our team includes former managers and directors that have led teams in change management and process improvement from the manufacturing floor to the C-suite. We have experiences in multiple business sectors including healthcare, engineering, traditional manufacturing chemical, mining and others. Our approach is hands-on to facilitate change and to see immediate results. Our goal is to empower your team from day one.
Our credentials include certified black belts, Lean practitioners, degreed engineers and business personnel. Our training programs are documented Bodies of Knowledge based on the ASME Lean Bronze and Silver Certification Programs.
Kaizens: Kaizen Events (3-5 days) workshops designed to achieve a specific goal for process improvement. As part of the Kaizen culture, which means "change for the better" in Japanese, they focus on continual improvement and finding ways to change processes that result in quick but lasting improvement. Some of the benefits of hosting a Kaizen Event are root-cause problem-solving, team workshop learning, and collaboration across departments. Successful Kaizen Events require preparation, training, implementation, and follow-up. Reach out to us to learn about Kaizen Events including waste elimination, error-proofing kaizens, problem-solving, lead time reduction, 5S or 6S Workplace Organization, and visual management kaizens.
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Policy Deployment / Hoshin Kanri / Lean Six Transformation Roadmap
Hoshin-Kanri/Policy Deployment integrates KPI’s and strategic objectives and disseminates them down to the team level enabling frontline ownership. It quickly proceeds to align/articulate the business objectives with the team leads then to the frontline employees. Each area can be broken out to quickly align their departmental and functionally cascade metrics/objectives.
6S Workplace Organization
The 6S workplace organization workshop is designed to deliver the fundamental concepts of 6S to your workforce so your organization can begin putting this powerful system to work. 6S is a powerful front-line tool for simplifying work processes, improving equipment maintenance, ensuring safety and product quality and eliminating waste.
Lean Daily Management
Lean Daily Management (LDM) is a system that allows you to deliver customer value through proper support and leadership to those who are closest to the process. Some of the Lean Daily management elements which are commonly used are Leader Standard Work, visual control boards, and daily Gemba (go-see) walks.
Quick Changeover (SMED)
SMED reduces difficult, time-consuming and wasteful activities in your company, which ultimately supports your company's competitiveness and makes your own work much easier. The SMED system you'll learn in this workshop is the most effective approach for shortening changeover time.
Creating a Continuous Improvement Culture
A continuous improvement culture is a shared value system that promotes the belief that what is good enough today is not good enough for tomorrow. Cultures do not change overnight. It takes time, patience, strong communication skills, and most importantly, trust between managers and their teams.
Lean Steering Team
The Lean Enterprise Steering Team is responsible to provide support in measuring, training, planning, funding, staffing and prioritizing continuous process improvement events. The steering team consists of inter-departmental top managers who understand the business goals and are committed to the Lean Journey.
Kaizen for the Shop Floor
The philosophy of kaizen, which simply means continuous improvement, is the starting place for all lean production improvements. Kaizen events are opportunities to make focused changes in the workplace. Kaizen for the Shop-floor takes you through the critical steps in conducting a very effective kaizen event - one that is well planned, well implemented and well documented.
Kanban Pull Systems (Mixed Model Kanban)
Implementing a Mixed Model Kanban System is a comprehensive and in-depth guide to implementing a kanban within the value stream. Its plain-language approach provides step-by-step coverage and guidance of the implementation, metrics and dynamics of an effective kanban system based on proven reliable methods honed through years of implementation experience within manufacturing and non-manufacturing environments.
Total Productive Maintenance
This workshop provides operators, supervisors, team leaders and Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) coordinators with useful guidance for autonomous maintenance. TPM leads to soaring productivity when your operators are positively and energetically involved in the maintenance of their own equipment. Autonomous Maintenance for Operators teaches specific autonomous maintenance activities.
Root Cause & Corrective Action
This workshop teaches employees how to use a simple, effective 8-step approach to correcting – and preventing – problems or nonconformities that exist anywhere in their organizations. It can help to satisfy quality management system requirements for planning and establishing a process for corrective action.
Flow Cell - Continuous Flow
Introduces production teams to Cellular Manufacturing: a process which involves rearranging traditional operational-based factory and office layouts into process-based cells that promote smoothing information and production flow by cutting waste. This learning package introduces production teams to basic cellular manufacturing and teamwork concepts and orients them for participating in the design of a new production cell.
Value Stream Management
This workshop will teach you an exciting eight-step method for creating and applying a systematic process for the implementation of lean. You will actually be able to train lean teams in the process and begin using it immediately. Plus, you will see how leading American manufacturing facilities have accomplished their lean transformation.