Lean 101 Simulation Workshop

Register for Kearney, March 10 - Lincoln, April 26 - Omaha, April 28Lean 101 Simulation Workshop

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Lean101 simulation


Lean 101 is an industry-leading certification program that provides individuals and companies with a comprehensive guide for professional and workforce development that is in line with Manufacturing Industry standards. It involves innovative ways of thinking with real hands-on applications, leading to improved results. Lean is a smart way to do business that can result in many benefits for companies that practice its components.
Among the benefits:

  • Identify wastes and improve efficiency
  • Can standardize process and practices in your organization
  • Helps demonstrate to customers, suppliers, and others that your organization is using best practices to improve the experience of working with your firm
  • Can result in happier and more content employees

Target Audience:

Company leadership, supervisors, and key line personnel.

Delivery Method:

1-day class using a Lego airplane simulation process to help the understanding of these principles:

  • Excellent method to break down paradigms
  • Start with a key group that needs to have support from ownership \ management
  • Transforms  current state to owners of the process and shared responsibility for their key areas
  • Visual, hands-on demonstration of how changes can improve productivity
  • Raises awareness level of what to look for in waste and process improvements Helps to break down employees’ natural resistance to change
  • Employees involved in the simulation understand why lean production methodologies are necessary
  • Removal of fears regarding change while encouraging them to identify non-value added activity

Participants operate six simulated workstations along the assembly line in their imaginary aircraft plant. The four-phase simulation begins with participants producing airplanes using a traditional plant layout. In phases two and three, they redesign their work area into a cellular layout and learn to utilize one-piece workflow with a pull system. In the final phase, they experience the concepts of a flexible workforce and load leveling. Supplier problems, labor skills, deadlines, quality control, and other real-life situations have been incorporated into each phase of the simulation. Each phase includes time for comments and discussion.

Learning outcomes:

Teaches the following advanced manufacturing practices:

  • The benefits of cellular manufacturing  over traditional plant layouts
  • The effects of rapid throughput with traditional manufacturing
  • Work-in-progress as a manageable asset
  • Inventory risks
  • Independent cross training
  • One-piece workflow with a pull system

Delivery Method:

Lecture/Group participation. Participants will receive training a full training manual; a laminated card with key points and certification from the Nebraska MEP and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.



March 10, 2022
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Central Community College
1215 30th Avenue
Kearney NE 68845

Cost is $200 per person and includes lunch and snacks.

Capacity limited to 20 persons

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April 26, 2022
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

VIP Training Space

237 So. 70th Suite 219, Lincoln, NE 68510

Cost is $200 per person and includes lunch and snacks.

Capacity limited to 15 persons

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April 28, 2022
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Sandler Training Center
10711 O Street
Omaha NE 68127

Cost is $200 per person and includes lunch and snacks.

Capacity limited to 20 persons

Register-OMAHA 4/28
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