|Preparation:||Each team identifies a project, develops a charter, and collects baseline information and data.|
|Session One:||Overview of Lean, information on types of waste, mapping flows and value streams (swim lanes included), voice of customer techniques, Ohno circle,o 5S framework,p work analysis, A3 reports,qand rapid tests of change.
|Session Two:||Hansei,r conducting effective reviews, inventory control, mistakeproofing (poka-yoke), quick changeover, and visual management.
|Session Three:||Suggestion systems, standardization, process control plans, deployment planning and sustainability, and future planning.|
o. An Ohno circle is a literal circle in which a person, most frequently a manager, can stand and observe to document problems in a particular area. The circle can be drawn or created anywhere. This exercise is used as a way to train people to see waste and to provide structure for daily improvement.
p. 5S is a tool used to standardize and organize workspaces. The 5 “S’s” are sorting, straightening, systematic cleaning, standardizing, and sustaining.
q. A3 reports are reports on A3-sized paper that detail problems and examine the root causes of such problems. Detailing the problem and solution on a single piece of paper ensures the examination process is focused and structured.
r. Hansei is a concept meaning to acknowledge your own mistake and to pledge improvement.