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BE815 The Visual Workplace

Certificate Track: Lean Practitioner

When you walk into a lean organization, you can see it. There’s no clutter. Everything has its place. Lean becomes a visual calling card of the organization. But of course, it’s more than just appearances. The idea of the Visual Workplace is used by many organizations to establish an efficient, safe, and ergonomic workplace. It also enables you to achieve adherence to standards and ultimately eliminates process errors, unneeded walking, searching, and waiting. Using better organization, visual communication, layout design, and a culture of self-discipline and teamwork the Visual Workplace is a powerful system. This workshop will show you the finer points of implementing a successful Visual Workplace program that will transform the workplace – and succeed in the future. Upon completion participants will be ready to launch the system in their own workplace.

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What You Cover

  • The Lean Hierarchy of Control
  • The principles of 5S, Kanban, Visual Metrics and Mistake Proofing
  • Performing a Workplace Scan
  • Sort through & Sort Out (Eliminating what is not needed)
  • Set-In-Order & Set Limits (Creating an orderly and efficient workplace)
  • Shine (Creating an environment that is great to work in)
  • Standardize (Maintaining the gains)
  • Sustain (Getting total employee involvement)

How You Benefit

  • Learn how to prepare and implement a 5S project
  • How to apply visual controls and mistake proofing in a variety of workplaces
  • Initiate a personal place for launching a Visual Workplace system in your workplace

Cost: $399
Discounts may apply, please refer to the registration page for details.

Instructor: Steve Zagarola

steve zagarola Center for Executive and Professional Education Portland State University Six SigmaSteve Zagarola is an Executive Master Black Belt (EMBB) personally trained and certified at the Six Sigma Management Institute by Dr. Mikel Harry, a co-founder and principle architect of the Six Sigma methodology. Mr. Zagarola is a founding member and managing partner of the Northwest Center for Performance Excellence (NWCPE). He is also founder of The ZDM Group, an organization dedicated to the advancement of statistically based approaches for competitive advantage. He graduated with a BS in mechanical engineering from Georgia Tech with post-graduate studies in Psychology and Statistics at Georgia Tech and Georgia State University. Mr. Zagarola is Six Sigma Master Black Belt with more than 30 years experience in the application of statistical and modern structured approaches to the optimization of manufacturing and transactional processes, quality systems, and R&D for industries ranging from food and beverage, plastics molding, wind energy, and advanced semiconductors.  Prior to his current position with NWCPE, he served as the Director of Quality for Cascade Microtech, Six Sigma Program and Quality Manager for Vestas Wind Systems and Senior Manufacturing Manager for The Coca-Cola Company. He teaches Six Sigma, Statistical Process Control, Design of Experiments and other Statistical Quality methodologies and Process Excellence topics in four continents and in English and Spanish.

Laptop recommended for this class (each in-class work group will need on person with a laptop.

Interested in bringing this program onsite to your organization? Please contact Melissa Endicott.

Applies Towards the Follow Certificate(s)
Lean Practitioner