SOURCE: Gemba Research LLC

May 01, 2007 18:02 ET

Gemba Research LLC Releases May & June 2007 Lean Learning Lab Schedule

Hands-On Sessions Teach Toyota Way Principles & Methods in Seattle

MUKILTEO, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 1, 2007 -- Gemba Research's Lean Learning Lab LLC announces its class schedule for May & June 2007.

Gemba Research is a consulting firm specializing in training Toyota Production System (TPS) methods to clients worldwide. May classes will be held on site at Ram Technologies in Mukilteo.

Tuesday, May 15th: Lean Overview / Pipe Simulation. Designed to teach the fundamentals of the Toyota Production System, this course covers 5S, JIT principles and the importance of Takt, Pull and Flow.

Wednesday, May 16th: Value Stream Mapping. Participants will map out the current situation with an eye toward identifying the steps that add value.

Thursday, May 17th: 5S and Workplace Organization. The practice of 5S (Sort, Straighten, Sweep Standardize and Self-Discipline) principles are a fundamental tool of the Toyota Production System.

Tuesday, May 22nd: Standard Work. Standard Work (also called Standardized Work) is the cornerstone in the Toyota Production System (TPS) house.

Wednesday, May 23rd: The Kaizen Class. Continuous improvement takes many forms at Toyota, but the best known is the Kaizen event.

Tuesday, June 12th: Lean Office Simulation / Tour. The Lean Office Simulation + Tour course is designed to show how Toyota Production System (TPS) methods can be applied in administrative, transactional, professional and service business environments.

Wednesday, June 13th: Practical Problem Solving. Problem solving by everyone in the organization is at the heart of the Toyota Production System and a Lean Enterprise culture.

Thursday, June 14th: 5S & Office Organization. The practice of 5S (Sort, Straighten, Sweep Standardize and Self-Discipline) principles are not limited to the shop floor.

Tuesday, June 19th: Business Process Mapping. Observing and mapping the current condition becomes the blueprint for a Lean office implementation.

Wednesday, June 20th: Kanban. Kanban is one of the foundations of the Toyota Production System that allows material and information between disconnected processes to flow effectively.

Gemba Research's Lean Learning Lab offers a variety of courses. Cost for each session is $750, with discounts available for multiple registrations. To register, or request a catalog of upcoming courses, call Gemba Research at (425) 356-3150 or

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