Mukilteo, WA (PRWEB) December 01, 2012
Gemba Academy, the leading provider of online lean manufacturing and lean enterprise training, is pleased to announce a free webinar to be presented on December 10th. This webinar is by Mike Micklewright and is titled "Sustaining Lean and Fortifying Your Quality Management System."
Most Lean experts agree that one of the most difficult parts of “Lean” is sustaining the improvements that have been made. And yet, a Quality Management System (QMS), perhaps based on a version of ISO 9001, is all about the “effective planning, operation, and control of its processes”.
Wouldn’t it stand to reason then that the QMS should be used to help sustain Lean improvements?
Another common problem that many companies experience is that there QMS is no longer contributing to the bottom line and adding value to the overall operations. Then why don’t we integrate our Lean methodologies and principles into our QMS and make them more value added. As an example, when performing an audit for compliance to standard work, we could also be looking for waste and when it is observed, a preventive action can be recorded, forcing root cause analysis to be completed and initiating a kaizen event.
This webinar will provide many ideas on how to sustain lean improvements and fortify your QMS through the integration of both systems.
For more information on this webinar visit http://www.gembaacademy.com/webinars. The recorded webinar will also be available to Gemba Academy subscribers as part of the Complete Lean Package.
Gemba Academy offers over 260 HD-quality video training modules on lean manufacturing and lean enterprise concepts such as 5S, Hoshin Planning, Value Streams, Kaizen Leadership, Practical Problem Solving, Standard Work and Leader Standard Work, Seven Quality Control Tools, Total Productive Maintenance, Just in Time, 3P Production Preparation Process, Kanban, and Six Sigma. In addition there are regular webinars and interviews with lean leaders on topics such as lean healthcare, lean education, lean government, and lean office.
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