Lean Manufacturing Training Series - Virtual Training For You and Your Team - Seven Sessions - Atte

When:  Oct 21, 2021 from 05:00 to 06:00 (CT)

Lean Manufacturing Training Series

Is your printing business optimizing productivity and working to eliminate waste? Companies that learn and practice Lean Manufacturing techniques on all phases of their operation do just that, in a teachable and measurable fashion. Interested in learning how Lean Manufacturing can bring your company to the next level?

Don't miss our virtual Lean Manufacturing training series coming this fall! Train your whole team for one low price during our "Lunch and Learn" program schedule. All sessions 11 AM – 12:30 PM (Central). All sessions will be recorded.

Session 1 – Lean 101 - October 21, 2021
Session 2 – 5S-Workplace Organization - November 4, 2021
Session 3 – Value Stream Mapping - November 18, 2021
Session 4 – Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) - December 2, 2021
Session 5 - Kaizen (Rapid Improvement) - December 16, 202
Session 6 – Setup Reduction - January 6, 2021
Session 7  – Sustaining Your Improvements (Standard Work / Visual Forty) - January 20, 2022

Value Proposition

  • Customized virtual, instructor led training curriculum and demonstrated application to actual projects
  • Recorded sessions can be viewed at your convenience
  • Interactive training tools and techniques
  • Attain business results - reduce product cost, cut lead times, improve quality, reduce inventory levels
  • Increased profits
  • Improved factory output
  • Reduced waste, errors and cost of operation
  • More streamlined and efficient operations
  • Free up working capital and capacity to handle higher sales volumes


Sign up for one or for the entire series!

All sessions will be conducted via Zoom. Train your entire team with one connection. Participants will receive logins and links after registration.


Cost to Participate (Per Connection)

Per Program (pick and choose): PIM Member: $120.00 Non-Member: $240.00

Entire Series - 10% Discount: PIM Member: $756.00 Non-Member: $1512.00

Session 1 - Lean 101 - October 21st, 11 AM – 12:30 PM (Central)

Key management, staff and operations will be trained in the basics of Lean across the entire enterprise. Participants will learn the terms and techniques of Lean and have a common language to use, going forward.

Session 2 - 5S - Workplace Organization - November 4th, 11 AM – 12:30 PM (Central)

5S stands for Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize, Sustain! Organize your work space so that frequently used tools and materials are within reach. Identify waste opportunities and brainstorm solutions. Keeping a work space organized and clean is essential to removing waste and maximizing efficiency. Make the improvement sustainable.

Session 3 - Value Stream Mapping November 18th, 11 AM – 12:30 PM (Central)

Analyze the flow of material and information of a process through the company, determine where the greatest opportunities are and create an implementation plan with measurable impact.

Session 4 - Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) -  December 2nd, 11 AM – 12:30 PM (Central)

What are you measuring?

What results do you want?

How are you measuring and reporting?

Are you measuring the right KPIs?

Session 5 - Kaizen (Rapid Improvement) - December 16th, 11 AM – 12:30 PM (Central)

Who, what, why and how of preparing for and executing a rapid improvement project to get quick results.

Session 6 - Setup Reduction December - January 6th, 11 AM – 12:30 PM (Central)

As customers reduce run sizes and introduce variation, the production process needs to become more flexible and responsive to customer requirements, making for more changeovers and setups and increasing expense. This makes it imperative that the time required for changeover be reduced or eliminated to the extent possible. Learn how to conduct a quick changeover/setup reduction event with your team.

Session 7 - Sustaining Your Improvements (Standard Work/Visual Forty) - January 20th, 2021 - 11 AM – 12:30 PM (Central)

Work with your team to determine best practices for each process, document them, and train to that standard, which eliminates variance and sets expectations. Use visual cues to communicate expectations and objectives.