VMEC
Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center
1540 VT RT 66, Suite 103,
VT Tech Enterprise Center
Randolph, VT 05060
(802) 728-1432
vmec@vmec.org

Fundamentals of Lean Office 101

January 24, Essex Junction

This workshop focuses on the unique application of Lean thinking 
and principles in an office where processes are not always visible.
Using an interactive approach, students will use several tools to
learn the best way to see a process, identify waste and determine
the best administrative Lean tools to use to create a more effective
and efficient organization.  

Innovation Engineering Quick Start/
Fundamentals course 

 January 29, February 5 and 12, Williston 

Join us for 3 intense, fast-paced days and learn: 

* How to create ideas and problem solve with methods 8X more
effective than brainstorming!

* How to communicate ideas in ways that sell

* How to take an idea from inspiration to reality - FAST

* How to begin immediately applying innovation throughout your
business or organization

* How to recognize a good idea and how to kill ideas

Note: This course offers the opportunity to earn CEU's and
IE Blue Belt Certification.

Principles of Lean Manufacturing 101

January 31, Bellows Falls 

Participants will walk away understanding 8 key wastes in
manufacturing, and in a "train and do" manner, learn how to
eliminate these wastes by applying standardized work, workplace
organization, visual controls, set-up reduction, batch size reduction,
point of use storage, quality at the source, workforce practices,
and pull systems. Participants will learn to calculate takt time
and balance production lines to produce to customer demand.
By the end of the day, participants see that the key to a company's
real improvements and their ability to be competitive, strongly
correlate to their ability to eliminate non-value added activities. 

No prior Lean experience needed.

The 5S System: Workplace Organization
and Standardization

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
8:00 am - 12:30 pm 
Burlington Electric Dept., Burlington, VT
 
NOTE: Lunch is provided with the public workshop session.

Updated material and new delivery format!  

5S (Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize and Sustain) is a proven,
effective way to identify and eliminate wasteful (non-value adding)
practices from your workplace.  Created and initially perfected by Toyota,
it incorporates a system of visual cues that help reduce waste and
achieve more consistent operational results by attaining and maintaining
an orderly workplace.  5S is increasingly being used by all types of
businesses and organizations, including manufacturing plants and
offices, health care and financial institutions, higher education, the
military and more.  Instead of 8 hours in a classroom; the workshop
is split into two parts: Part 1:  A 4-hour classroom presentation and
activities in a multi-company public workshop venue and Part 2: 
A 4-hour session at your company to get you started with a 5S project. 
Please see workshop description for complete details. 

Principles of Lean Manufacturing 101

February 20, Williston

Participants will walk away understanding 8 key wastes in
manufacturing, and in a "train and do" manner, learn how
to eliminate these wastes by applying standardized work,
workplace organization, visual controls, set-up reduction,
batch size reduction, point of use storage, quality at the
source, workforce practices, and pull systems. Participants
will learn to calculate takt time and balance production lines
to produce to customer demand. By the end of the day,
participants see that the key to a company's real improvements
and their ability to be competitive, strongly correlate to their
ability to eliminate non-value added activities.

No prior Lean experience needed.

If you are considering a session not currently posted
or if you want to schedule on-site training at your company
location, contact  Robynn Albert, VMEC Marketing and
Training Manager, at (802) 793-2078 or ralbert@vmec.org. 

Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center
P.O. Box 12, Randolph Center, Vermont  05061

 

Telephone: (802) 728-9101 or in VT (800)464 SBDC
https://www.vtsbdc.org

TRAINING & WORKSHOPS
Whether you are just starting out or need to update your
skill set, we offer several trainings on-line and in-person.

STARTING A BUSINESS
Take the 4-hour comprehensive Starting Your Own Business workshop
which is taught by a local business advisor in your community.


For help with New Business or Existing Business
Contact: Michael Lash at 802-777-8244 or 802-658-9228
SBDC Business Advisor for Franklin & Grand Isle Counties
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