Georgia Tech Professional Education Lean Manufacturing Course Provides Competitive Edge For Participants Through Efficiency Training

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Georgia Tech Professional Education Lean techniques course will be offered Nov. 5, 2012 at Georgia Tech–Savannah

The Georgia Tech Lean Manufacturing Overview introduces participants to Lean concepts as well as staff looking for a refresher on Lean tools, techniques, and the eight wastes.

Georgia Tech Professional Education will hold a Lean Manufacturing Overview and Live Simulation (MFG 2003) course Nov. 5, 2012 at the Georgia Tech campus in Savannah. The course serves as a basic introduction to Lean Manufacturing, and provides participants real-life experience with the production process that helps transform companies into profitable enterprises.

Participants will learn how to identify and reduce waste in the work place, and improve scheduling systems through a series of lectures, role playing, and a three-round simulation. The simulation will focus on common problems manufacturing companies face such as, material problems, equipment issues, and late or slow deliveries. Utilizing these techniques can prevent overproduction and lower costs within an organization.

“The Georgia Tech Lean Manufacturing Overview introduces participants to Lean concepts as well as staff looking for a refresher on Lean tools, techniques, and the eight wastes,” says Tim Israel, group manager for Lean Enterprise and Quality Services at the Georgia Institute of Technology Enterprise Innovation Institute. “It is an interactive class with a three round simulation which illustrates the concepts covered in class discussions.”

Basic Lean techniques including layout, flow, point-of-use storage, setup time reduction, and batch size reduction will be discussed. The course will also cover more advanced techniques like visual controls, quality at the source, workforce and management, pull systems and total productive maintenance.

The course is taught by 14 Georgia Tech instructors who have extensive experience with Lean processes. For more information or to register for the course, visit:

For a list of all upcoming Georgia Tech Professional Education courses in Savannah, visit:

About Georgia Tech Professional Education:

Georgia Tech Professional Education is an academic division of the Georgia Institute of Technology, which consistently ranks as one of the nation’s top 10 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Professional Education offers professional master's programs, short courses, and certificate programs to meet the needs of working professionals and industry partners. Programs are available worldwide through a variety of face-to-face, blended learning, and online formats. In addition to professional course offerings, the division administers K-12 outreach and English as a Second Language programs, and manages meeting and event facilities. Professional Education serves and educates more than 3,100 companies and over 13,000 individuals on an annual basis, and is located at the Georgia Tech Global Learning Center in Atlanta and at the Georgia Tech-Savannah campus.

Keywords: Georgia Tech, Professional Education, Continuing Education, Georgia Tech, Safety, Occupational Safety, Process, Lean, Manufacturing

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