Lean Manufacturing Training Workshop by Gembutsu Consulting

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Gembutsu Consulting announces two Lean Workshops in Southern California on June 26th and 27th. The workshops are geared towards business leaders who would like to learn more about the Toyota Production System (also called Lean Manufacturing) in order to understand if this manufacturing methodology is right for their company.

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Gembutsu Consulting will be hosting two Lean Workshops in greater Los Angeles in June 2007. The workshops are geared towards middle and upper management decision makers who would like to learn more about lean manufacturing, also called the Toyota Production System (TPS).
Topics covered include:

1. The Truths and Myths of Lean manufacturing
2. A review of most common tools, as well as the philosophy of Lean
3. How do I get started? Hands-on implement guidelines
4. A specific tool: Value Stream Mapping
5. Lean and Six Sigma: What is the difference?
6. Is 'Lean' just a fancy way of saying 'laying people off'?
7. Understanding the shop floor impact: what really happens

Much more, including a question and answer (Q&A) session with participants.

Our seminars will be held at the following locations:

Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Orange, California
Orange Chamber of Commerce
Time: 9:00 a.m. -- 4:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Torrance, California
Torrance Chamber of Commerce
Time: 9:00 a.m. -- 4:30 p.m.

Who Should Attend?
Business leaders and managers from manufacturing or service companies who would like to learn about Lean and TPS to determine if it is worthwhile implementing in their organization as a way to reduce costs, decrease lead-times and improve quality.

Typical Results of Lean
Increase Throughput by 40% - 80%
Increase First-Pass Yields by 50% - 100%
Increase Productivity by 75% - 125% (or more)
Reduce manufacturing lead-time by 50% - 90%
Reduce Space Requirements by 5% - 30%
Reduce Work-in-Process by 60% - 80%

More Information:
Workshop participants are provided snacks, lunch and free parking if necessary. Participants also receive an electronic copy of all material presented, which they can take back to their workplace.

For more information about these or upcoming workshops, including signing up, please visit our seminars page at: http://www.gembutsu.com/lean_session.html

About Gembutsu Consulting
Gembutsu Consulting assists clients in implementing the tools and philosophy of the Toyota Production System (TPS), widely referred to as 'lean manufacturing'. The company uses the successful kaizen, or continuous improvement, philosophy to eliminate waste in all business processes.

Gembutsu consultants have completed projects in Europe, Japan and North America and the company supports projects in English, German, French and Hungarian. Relying on our knowledge, education and past operations success, we transform traditional manufacturers into powerful lean enterprises.

Gembutsu Consultants are hands-on experts who offer practical insights from their implementation experience and take the time to explain the details of each topic so that workshop participants gain a solid understanding of all material covered.


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