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Lean Leadership & Management

Implementing lean practices is a managed process that requires clear leadership, a defined plan, coordination of resources, and robust support systems to assure transformation. Lean leadership and management offerings are intended to equip those leading the lean enterprise with the necessary skills to achieve long term success in pursuing lean as a strategic initiative.

Principles of Lean for Leadership

Lean is often viewed as a set of process improvement tools and techniques with little emphasis on the supporting systems that allows the tools to work effectively. The Lean Leadership workshop is a one-day, simulation-based event that orients the management team on the holistic view of lean, how to structure the deployment of a Strategic Lean Initiative, and the changes in roles and responsibilities that effects the management levels in the organization, and other topics such as communication & promotion, performance measure to support systematic improvement, importance of recognition and rewards systems, and specific management activities of assessing, planning, managing, directing, and controlling. Available as training workshop.

Hoshin Planning / Policy Deployment

Hoshin Planning is an implementation activity that provides the ‘link’ between the strategic plan and daily activities in the rest of the organization. It uses ‘Strategic Improvement Cycles’ to define annual objectives
which are used to drive daily production and breakthrough improvements. It aligns the 3 cornerstones of growth – strategy, structure, and strength to:
  • Analyze Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats
  • Define Customer Needs – Both External and Internal
  • Identify Gaps in Customer Needs and Determines What Needs to be Done.
  • Create a ‘Policy Bridge’ Between Strategic Plan and Day-to-Day Improvements
  • Implement a Framework for Continuous Learning and Development
  • Deploys Employee Involvement Through Teams
Available as on-site deployment project.

Value-Stream Management & Mapping

Value Stream Management is an 8-step method of planning and managing the transformation process. It introduces the use of successful lean tools for selecting product families, mapping the value streams of selected families, and creating a plan and management system to transform the value stream to achieve customer expectations. The final outcome of Value Stream Management is the creation of a complete, visual plan for lean transformations. Available in training workshop or on-site implementation.

Lean Performance Measures

This class helps leadership understand and explain how traditional performance measurements conflict with lean performance, understand barriers to adopting performance measurements and how to begin to overcome them. In addition, it helps leaders understand and implement the starter set of performance measurements at the corporate level, the Value Stream level, and in Production Cell to motivate lean behaviors. Finally, leaders develop a clear linkage from a company’s business strategy to performance measurements used in the value stream and in production cells.

Lean Enterprise Operating System Assessment (Shingo Prize Examiner Training)

This training is designed for key individuals that will be implementing a Lean Enterprise Operating System based on the Shingo Prize criteria. Participants emerge from the training knowing that the Shingo Prize represents the premier model for Excellence in Manufacturing and recognizing that the Shingo Prize Model leads to continuous improvement across the entire enterprise, not just in production. By understanding the components of the Shingo Prize Model, participants will be able to review an achievement report and score it according to the Shingo Prize Model Criteria providing the baseline for understanding progress towards implementing a Lean Enterprise Operating System.

Visual Management

The fact is, the visual elements in the workplace have a tremendous impact on execution, morale, and productivity. And it’s not just about information access. A visually dynamic workplace energizes employees, builds pride and ownership, and conveys the strength and currency of the organization. Far from simply ‘prettying up the work area’, your organization needs to create an environment of visual stimuli that convey goals and expectations, engender a collaborative attitude, and most important, cant’ be ignored. This implementation project creates and implements the 5 key elements to Visual Management and the 6 phase development and implementation process. Available as an on-site deployment project.

Other supporting TMAC offerings include: Strategic Planning, Industrial Marketing for Growth Strategies, and Innovation Services.


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