Superfactory ( announces new online lean manufacturing training programs.

April 05, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
Morro Bay, CA (PRLeap) April 5, 2007 – Superfactory ( announces a new online training program with fourteen modules covering the key concepts supporting lean manufacturing. This program adds to Superfactory’s existing series of downloadable PowerPoint presentations and other online tools for lean manufacturing, lean enterprise, lean office, quality, and safety topic areas.

Modules include a lean manufacturing overview, 5S and visual controls, cellular manufacturing, jidoka, kaizen, poka yoke and mistake proofing, production preparation process (3P), pull manufacturing including just-in-time (JIT) and kanban, quick changeover and SMED, standard work, theory of constraints (TOC), total productive maintenance (TPM), and value streams.

The modules are self-paced, which make them ideal for individual learning. Each module is designed to take approximately sixty minutes, and includes an introduction, detailed description of the concept, application, and a knowledge check. Upon successful completion of the knowledge check quiz an email can be sent to the individual or to the training coordinator to document the training.

Typical applications include the training of new employees to bring them up to speed on lean concepts, deployment of lean training to offsite or field personnel, a sequenced and systematic training for all employees on the core lean concepts, additional training for motivated employees who simply want to learn more, and individuals who wish to learn about lean manufacturing without incurring the expense of traveling to a training location.

The modules are delivered through existing internet browsers such as Microsoft’s Internet Explorer with no additional software or hardware required. This makes it very easy to deploy to employees and individuals at multiple internal and external locations. Superfactory uses a SCORM-compliant online learning portal that is available 24/7 to service students from around the globe.

“We are excited to offer this new program,” said Kevin Meyer, President of Superfactory. “Our mission for the past ten years has been to help organizations learn about the power of lean manufacturing, and this program helps improve the delivery of that knowledge.”

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