: Lean enterprise is a process designed to bring about rapid improvements to an organization's performance through an overhaul of the value stream. It is composed of a comprehensive set of elements, rules, and tools that focus on value, waste elimination, and continuous incremental improvement.
As market forces dictate pricing and lead-time pressures, businesses need to focus on waste-free processes in order to grow margins and remain competitive. Lean uses specific concepts that are intended to provide excellent quality products, delivered on time, at the lowest total cost, and only on the specific demand of the customer. Companies transitioning to a lean culture are now seeing radical improvements in profitability, service levels, productivity, asset utilization, cash flow, inventory levels, product designs, quality, cycle times, and product costs.
The Lean Mastery Online Program contains clear, concise information on transforming an enterprise to lean. The program is packed with examples, photographs, graphics, quizzes, progress tests, case studies, and many interactive features that provide tips, "try this" exercises, and in-depth information.
Upon completing this program students will be able to:
• Promote, organize and manage change
• Identify and create a plan to reduce waste as related to the manufacturing environment
• Create metrics for determining the effectiveness of implemented changeInstructor Description
: Brian Furlong is a seasoned senior executive with 35+ years of experience in manufacturing, healthcare and finance. After working domestically and internationally for major companies such as Emerson, Westinghouse, Invensys, and National Westminster Bank, Brian has in-depth knowledge of manufacturing and administrative processes. He has directed projects to start up plants in England, Ireland, Thailand, and Mexico and has completed acquisitions in England, China, and India. He's a passionate advocate of Lean Enterprise and has successfully completed implementation in numerous facilities in the United States, Mexico, Europe, and Asia.
Brian has been practicing, teaching and consulting on Lean Enterprise in manufacturing, healthcare and service industries for over 14 years. He is the co-author of the book “The Elusive Lean Enterprise” and is an adjunct faculty instructor at several universities. Brian has traveled extensively and has lived and worked in four countries.
This program does not require any additional purchases of supplementary materials.