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Performance Based Training


[ Lean Methodologies | Lean Champions Coaching ]
[ Organizational and Leadership Development ]


To help you sustain your initial investments and to complement our Performance Based Training solutions in Lean Methodologies, the Maine MEP uses in house expertise along with local resources to assist in organizational learning and development. Customized sessions for one-on-one coaching for your internal lean team or a broader, systemic approach to organizational development processes are available.



Lean Methodologies


Principles of Lean Manufacturing
Principles of Lean Manufacturing is an accelerated learning workshop that conveys the benefits of using Lean in a make-to-stock production environment to achieve breakthrough business performance. Key deliverables include:

  Understand the business case for continual improvement as a way to profitably meet rising customer expectations in a volatile and globally competitive market; and
  Understand how Lean methods simultaneously reduce total lead time and operational costs while improving service and quality.


Online Lean Manufacturing
Most lean implementations that fizzle or fail to do so because only a few "key" people receive lean training. Lean is an organizational culture change, not a top-down initiative to be pushed through an organization.


Principles of Lean Manufacturing for Job Shops
Principles of Lean Manufacturing for Job Shops is an accelerated learning workshop that conveys the benefits of using Lean in an engineer-to-order production environment to achieve breakthrough business performance. Key deliverables include:

  Understand the business case for continual improvement as a way to profitably meet rising customer expectations in a volatile and globally competitive market; and
  Understand how Lean methods simultaneously reduce total lead time and operational costs while improving service and quality.


Principles of Lean for Shipbuilding and Aerospace
Principles of Lean for Shipbuilding and Aerospace is an accelerated learning workshop with a specific industry focus that conveys the benefits of using Lean in the shipbuilding (LE103s) and aerospace (LE103a) industries to achieve breakthrough business performance. Key deliverables include:

  Understand the business case for continual improvement as a way to profitably meet rising customer expectations; and
  Understand how Lean methods simultaneously reduce total lead time and operational costs while improving service and quality.


Principles of Lean Supply Chain Management
Principles of Lean Supply Chain Management is an accelerated learning workshop that conveys the benefits of using Lean Supply Chain methods to achieve breakthrough business performance. Key deliverables include:

  Understand the business case for collaborative supply chain improvement as a powerful driver of productivity, profitability and growth for all trading partners; and
  Understand how to practically apply Lean supply chain methods to substantially reduce total lead time and costs while simultaneously increasing the flexibility of the extended value stream.


Principles of Lean Six Sigma
Principles of Lean Six Sigma is an accelerated learning workshop that conveys the benefits of using Lean in conjunction with Six Sigma to achieve breakthrough business performance. A model of Lean Six Sigma is presented which greatly simplifies how Lean and Six Sigma methodologies work together. Key deliverables include:

  Understand why the Lean Six Sigma system is more effective than either stand-alone methodology;
  Understand where the synergy exists between Lean and Six Sigma; and
  Understand how to coordinate Lean and Six Sigma initiatives to achieve the best results.


Team Involvement Problem-Solving (TIPS)
Team Involvement Problem-Solving (TIPS) is an accelerated skill-building workshop that trains participants how to effectively use a structured, team-based approach to eliminate the root cause of costly performance problems.

Principles of Lean Manufacturing for Process Industries
Principles of Lean Manufacturing for Process Industries is an accelerated learning workshop that conveys the benefits of using Lean in a semi-continuous batch process manufacturing environment to achieve breakthrough business performance.

Specifically, the focus is on the application of Lean methods in the chemical, food, pharmaceutical, printing, and packaging industries. Key deliverables include:

  Understand the business case for continual improvement as a way to profitably meet rising customer expectations in a volatine and globally competitive market; and
  Understand how Lean methods simultaneously reduce total lead time and operational costs while improving service and quality.


Value Stream Mapping Event
Value Stream Mapping Event is a Lean implementation event that involves creating a Value Stream Map (VSM) delineating the critical material and information flows within your value creating process.

The ultimate purpose of VSM is to identify high impact improvement opportunities that will drive breakthrough business performance. Material pathways include the movement of incoming raw materials through manufacturing operations to the shipping of finished goods. Information pathways include customer communications, transactions with your organization and supplier communications.

Kaizen Rapid Improvement Event
Kaizen Rapid Improvement Event is a Lean implementation event that involves a series of activities which follow a structured ten-step process enabling a team to achieve rapid, action-oriented improvements identified during the Value Stream Mapping Event (LE201).

Specifically, the Kaizen event addresses individual problem areas identified by Process Mapping, using industry standard Plan-Do-Check-Act problem-solving model.

Reduction of production lead time, inventory and cost can be achieved quickly.


Lean Champions Coaching


The success of a Lean transformation and the use of Lean as a business strategy is directly related to the focus of managementís mission, a steadfast plan for improvement, and a team of individuals who will accomplish the task at hand - to improve the bottom line and increase profitability. This doesnít happen by itself. "Champions are made not born."

By focusing on current best practices, bringing over 200 staff years of manufacturing and lean experience , and using a broad array of resources, the Maine MEP can work with your continuous improvement practitioners. We will assist and make them position their lean efforts to meet strategic demands while continually engaging an aware workforce.



Organizational & Leadership Development


As an organization progresses through a lean transformation, new and refreshed organizational skills are required. Organization dynamics, change management, supervisory training, or performance management are only examples. The Maine MEP will work with your leadership team to determine the best approach and resource to meet your organizational development needs.



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