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CANCELLED: Lean Overview

June 5, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm EDT

Lean Overview

  • Are you looking for ways to improve your competitiveness?
  • Are you contemplating a lean Journey for your organization?
  • Are you already practicing Lean but have new people that are unfamiliar with Lean?
  • Looking for a way to help take the ‘fear’ out of this approach?

Program Description:

Lean Overview: This half day session is designed to provide an understanding of the basics of Lean Manufacturing methodologies.  The Participants will learn to view value through the eyes of the customer.  During this hand-on program they will practice identifying the common “Eight Wastes” during the first round of a simulation of factory operations.  Over the next two rounds, the participants will be introduced to some of the typical ‘countermeasures’ to these wastes, commonly known as the Tools of Lean.  Using some basic business measures, they will see the impacts that implementing simple improvements make to the performance of the factory.

Topics Covered:

  • Value Add vs non-Value Add
  • Eight Wastes
  • Lean Tools
  • Business Measures

Who Should Attend: Operations, Front and Back Office, Warehouse, anyone new to Lean Methodologies.

Facilitator: Cindy Oehmigen

Cindy Oehmigen is the Director of Energy and Corporate Services for MACNY. Cindy has worked with companies guiding them through change, creating team environments, reducing costs, and developing staff potential. With over 30 years of diversified manufacturing and engineering experience in union and non-union settings, she has led implementation teams in the Shin Jujitsu approach to lean manufacturing, lean plant layout, and lean product development. In addition to conducting several seminars to certify facilitators in problem solving and team facilitation, she designed and implemented goal based employee appraisal systems, a 360 degree feedback process, and job description processes.

Cindy has consulted with over 100 companies on lean manufacturing, tech transfer, problem solving, organizational development, project management, business start-up, marketing, environmental, quality systems, and provided connections for clients with Clarkson, Cornell, Syracuse University, RPI, LeMoyne, Oswego State, and Onondaga Community College. As a facilitator in team building, problem solving tools, process improvements, lean manufacturing, kaizen events, and project management, she has delivered programs to hundreds of employees.

Cancellation by Registrants:
Registrants cancelling less than 48 hours (or close of business Friday for a Monday course) prior to the start of the seminar/class; will be billed for the entire cost of the program.  “No shows” will be billed in the full seminar/class fee which can be applied toward a future class.  Substitutions may be made at any time.


June 5, 2018
8:30 am - 12:30 pm
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MACNY Member : $250

Non-MACNY Member : $450

Individual Member : $225



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