Reducing turnover and fast-tracking new employees to productivity is a key business imperative. The reality is that about 30% of employees don’t make it past their first year and it’s expensive. Good recruitment and hiring can be quickly undone by disorganized poorly executed new employee orientation, and as millennials become a driving force in the workplace, they represent special opportunities and challenges. Every generation has unique needs and Millennials are no different. But good onboarding practices for Millennials is generally good for everyone. This is an opportunity to step up our game.
Why-why methodology is almost always presented as a simple but powerful technique to get to the root cause of a problem. Indeed, some have training on this method consisting of a single sentence such as “Just keep asking why!” Those that actually have used the method to attack causal investigations know that it is far more complicated in real life. This training will describe how why-why is taught at Enkei and cover several traps that can be avoided through proper thinking and application of the method.
This class is an introduction to Lean Manufacturing. It defines Lean and provides an overview of Lean Manufacturing tools and techniques. Examples from Lean implementations in the Honda supply base are included.
Lean Manufacturing Topics Include:
- What is Lean Manufacturing?
- The 8 Wastes
- Value Added vs. Non Value Added
- Value Stream Mapping (VSM)
- Takt Time & Target Cycle Time
- Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
- 5S and Visual Workplace Management
- Quick Changeover
- Pull Systems / Kanban
- And much more!