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Facility Layout Design for Lean Operations

  • June 04, 2015
  • 8:30 AM
  • June 05, 2015
  • 4:30 PM
  • Loyola Graduate Center, 8890 McGaw Rd, Columbia, MD 21045 (Workshop Room 259)
  • 8


  • General Public
  • Employee of MWCC member company

Many process wastes are a function of the layout of equipment and resources inside a facility.  Operator motion, product transportation, and high inventory levels are often clearly visible, along with defects, waiting, excess processing, and more.  The lean transformation of every production process must eventually address the layout design to enable more lean operations and improve business results.

The Maryland World Class Consortia, in conjunction with The University of Maryland offers this exclusive course for managers, engineers, and anyone interested in a comprehensive introduction to the systematic process of Layout Design for Lean Operations.  A brief overview of lean principles is included, along with an introduction to applicable lean tools, so no prior exposure to Lean Thinking is needed.

Your facilitators for this two-day course are Associate Professor Jeffrey W. Hermann and MWCC Associate Director Dave Rizzardo.

In this course, you will learn:

  • Introduction to Lean Principles and Wastes
  • The Facility Design Process
  • Understanding Product Families and Current State Flows
  • Types of Facility Design Approaches
  • Kanban Pull Systems Design
  • Cellular Processing Design
  • The 5S Workplace Organization System
  • Equipment Considerations
  • People Factors for Facility Design
  • Implementation Issues

Day 2 of this course features a specially-designed Facility Design Challenge that provides an opportunity for hands-on learning that goes beyond classroom theory!

Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon refreshments.

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