September 2010

Presenter: Ric Van Der Linden

Location: Temecula City Library

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Start Date: Sep 16th, 2010
Start Time: 6:00 pm
Price: $ 20.00 – 25.00


Title: The Lean Basics

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The Lean Basics

Abstract:

Lean is the removal of waste with a focus on the customers. Not only will customers benefit from the applications of Lean, business performance will improve.  There is a strong focus on lead-time and quality to customer.  We will see how this all translates to customer satisfaction and bottom line profit to your business.  This is a very interactive session with simulation games to learn hands-on.
Course Objectives –
p Learn Lean philosophy and methodology
p Obtain knowledge of the most common Lean tools (5S, Value Stream Mapping, kanban, cells, batch reduction…)
p See how Lean can impact bottom line and overall business performance
p Learn the 8 wastes and apply them on an interactive class exercise
p Walk away with a few tools that you can go and apply immediately

Lean is the removal of waste with a focus on the customers. Not only will customers benefit from the applications of Lean, business performance will improve.  There is a strong focus on lead-time and quality to customer.  We will see how this all translates to customer satisfaction and bottom line profit to your business.  This is a very interactive session with simulation games to learn hands-on.

Course Objectives –
  • Learn Lean philosophy and methodology
  • Obtain knowledge of the most common Lean tools (5S, Value Stream Mapping, kanban, cells, batch reduction…)
  • See how Lean can impact bottom line and overall business performance
  • Learn the 8 wastes and apply them on an interactive class exercise
  • Walk away with a few tools that you can go and apply immediately

Bio:

Ric Van Der Linden is the Principal Consultant for ProgressivEdge, Inc. www.ProgressivEdge.com , a consulting business based in Southern California focused on the applications of Continuous Improvement techniques to any business type (private and public, service, technology, manufacturing, military…). His career has focused on Continuous Improvement. For the past 21 years he has led and supported business growth including the start up of two large manufacturing operations which included facilities, equipment and staffing. He has managed production operations and for the past 10 years has had a full time dedication to Continuous Improvement through the application of Lean and Six Sigma. His most recent years have targeted administrative and the service industries.

As a Champion of Lean and Six Sigma, he has developed Lean Strategies and Six Sigma programs that have become “best practice”. He has driven results through Lean and Six Sigma in all aspects of business. Along with project leadership, he has also trained, mentored, and certified over 400 Lean/Six Sigma individuals that have resulted in a 5 year accumulation of $50 million savings. He has a BS in Manufacturing Engineering, a Masters in Organizational Management, is a certified Lean Expert and Master Black Belt in Six Sigma. He served 2 years as the President of the San Diego Chapter of the Institute of Industrial Engineers, he provided two years services as the Lean and Lean Six Sigma Program Advisor to San Diego State University, he serves as the Voice of the Customer Chair with ASQ and he is a Lean and Six Sigma Instructor at San Diego State University and the University of California, San Diego.