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Lean Daily Management 4-Day Series

October 23, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Take your lean initiatives to the next level with the 4-part Lean Daily Management Series.

Sessions meet on October 23 & 24 and November 13 & 14 from 8:00am to 5:00pm


You’ve learned building blocks of Lean manufacturing, but how do you implement an effective continuous improvement mindset at your facility?

Implementing Lean principles will not be effective unless used with the right mindset – starting with effective lean management.  Lean Daily Management is a key to helping your company increase productivity, quality and overall customer satisfaction through proper support and leadership of your Lean processes.

When you attend the Lean Daily Management Series, you will learn how to apply the elements of Lean Daily Management that lead to successful implementation of Lean principles, including:

Day 1: Visual Controls  |  October 23

The purpose for visual controls in lean management is to focus on the process and make it easy to compare expected vs. actual performance.

  • Determine charts/displays to visualize projects and metrics

Day 2: Business Metrics  |  October 24

To take your production to the next level, manufacturers need to collect and analyse the relevant manufacturing key performance indicators (KPI), or metrics.  The right metrics can help you find the sticking points or weak spots in your production line and processes, giving you the information and insights you need to continuously improve and refine your business.  KPIs allow you  to monitor, analyze and optimize production processes regarding their quantity, quality as well as different cost aspects.

  • Identify the important metrics to measure in manufacturing that are essential for a successful business

Day 3: Standard Work Documentation and Instruction  |  November 13

Teaches supervisors how to quickly train employees to do a job correctly, safely, and conscientiously.  Participants will present a small project, outlining how to complete the tasks.

  • Develop understanding for how to create standard work
  • Understand process for which standard work needs to be outlined
  • Develop skills to instruct others to successfully complete a series of tasks

Day 4: Gemba Walks  |  November 14

Auditing processes by walking the floor.  The purpose of the Gemba Walk is to observe processes, not to evaluate the people preforming the process.

  • Develop skill of observing work and processes in action, identifying at-work problems and engaging the team in problem solving activities
  • Encourage leadership to ask the questions, then engage staff to identify and address issues


Designate and train your leaders for oversight of daily continuous improvement and you increase the effectiveness of your continuous improvement efforts!


Cost: $1,295 per person.  Grant funding through DACC is available, decreasing the per registration investment to $647.50.

Sponsor: Danville Area Community College, IMEC

PresenterScott Czycz and Mary Hallock, IMEC Technical Specialists

Contact Name: Stephanie Yates, DACC

Contact Phone: 217-554-1628

Contact Email: syates@dacc.edu


October 23, 2018
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Danville Area Community College
2000 East Main St
Danville, IL 61832
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