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Lean Learning Center Offers Laboratory Program

Published: Sunday, April 25, 2004 - 22:00

The Lean Learning Center has released its Lean Learning Laboratory methodology and training program.

The program is designed to provide a framework for companies to learn, experiment and apply the rules, principles and tools of lean within a shop-floor environment. "The L3 concept is based on our experience that the application of lean within an organization can be accomplished faster and at less risk in a focused team," says Jamie Flinchbaugh, a partner at the Lean Learning Center. "It can then serve as a catalyst for broader application throughout a plant or company."

L3 involves a combination of orientation meetings, on-site training and post-training, application and reflection. Training is modular and applicable to both production and administrative applications. Subjects covered by the program include scoreboards, the Seven Wastes, Five S’s, standardized work, product process mapping, problem solving, visual management, setup reduction and pull systems.

Module training is provided on-site by a Lean Learning Center coach throughout a series of four- to eight-hour sessions typically held three to six weeks apart. "The Lean Learning Laboratory can be highly effective in an organization’s overall lean strategy," says Andy Carlino, another partner at the Lean Learning Center. "I’ve been directly involved in the implementation of many L3s in a variety of industries and have yet to find any other mechanism as effective or efficient as the institutionalization of lean in a part of the business."

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