What is Lean?
Lean is purposeful elimination of non-value added activities in your process. We start by defining customer value, mapping the value stream and making value flow. Our journey is never finished because we work towards perfection. Lean has become a buzzword for improvement, but in order to create a true lean enterprise, we need to change the culture and people’s beliefs. Lean is a different way of doing things, so we need to let lean work by focusing on a long term philosophy, creating a good process and growing people.
What do we offer?
If your competitor has a Lean Enterprise and you do not, this will put you in a competitive disadvantage. Our goal is to help you develop the right principles and build an army of problem solvers. We will work together to create a long term strategy that will help you build a successful lean organization.
Lean Six-Sigma Training Sessions
"The best training is training followed by immediately doing…or doing followed by immediate training" – The Toyota Way
After getting the required buy-in and commitment from top leadership, the next crucial step is to gather the knowledge and learn how to practice Lean Six Sigma. We offer a variety of training programs, on-site or offsite and can customize your training to better suit your needs. Saturday training sessions are offered for working professionals.
Lean Six Sigma training modules include:
Introduction to Lean Thinking
Lean and Six Sigma
Value Stream Mapping
Theory of Constraints
Single Minute Exchange of Dies
Cost of Quality
Introduction to Six Sigma
Journey of the Red X
How to think about data
Introduction to Minitab
Problem solving tools
Procedures and Control Plans
Available training dates (training times can be adjusted based on your schedule)
After training, you will have the opportunity to apply the skills you gained via VSMs, Kaizens and process improvement projects. We will be your partner in creating a project plan, identifying application areas, launching teams, and completing the project.
How does Lean help you?
Lean tools and techniques will help you see the sources of waste in your value stream and eliminate them. By applying lean principles properly, you will see dramatic reductions in lead time and cost while improving quality and productivity. Furthermore, you will increase your competitiveness and change people’s beliefs that lean can work.
Hear from our clients:
Marketing Options completed both the “current state” and “future state” value stream mapping of our standard equipment quoting process. They also provided complete project management services through completion.
The bottom line result is that our client's standard quoting process went from 10 days, to 1-2 days. Standard equipment quoting is something they no longer worry about
Facilitator Baris Karadag is a Six Sigma Master Black Belt and Project Management Professional. He is also a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt from ASQ. Baris is an engineer with 15 years of experience, and earned his Industrial Engineering degree from University of Pittsburgh and Executive MBA from Baldwin Wallace College. His background includes extensive experience in manufacturing and service industries. Baris held manufacturing engineer, quality manager and lean project manager positions with various companies in Northeast Ohio.