APICS and ASQ Host “Value Stream Mapping Simulation”

October Professional Development Meeting (This will be a joint meeting of the Mid-Hudson APICS and ASQ Mid-Hudson)

Wednesday, 10 October 2012

  • Location: Youngest Brother Restaurant, Newburgh, NY
  • Social: 6:00 PM – 6:30 PM
  • Dinner: 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM
  • Presentation: 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM
  • Cost: $22 Members, Non-Members $ 25

Value Stream Mapping (VSM) Continuous Loop Simulation

VSM Simulation Kit

Come join us for a hands-on exercise that will demonstrate the successful application of lean tools to the production floor. Using the Leanman® VSM Continuous Loop Simulation kit, we will lead you through facilitated exercises that will implement improvements to the flow of materials from the delivery of raw stock, through the assembly process, and on to shipping. The intent of the loop is to implement as many real world processes as possible in the value stream, and then to use the tools of Lean to transform the loop into a lean pull demand system by the elimination or reduction of waste from the process stream, and by the introduction of pull signal devices, such as the Kanban square, to govern the lean flow.

During the exercise, we will divide the audience into two teams and measure the financial impact of the improvements implemented. Competition between the teams is often fierce and always fun. During exercise will introduce many familiar and a few new techniques to achieve process improvements based upon the input of each team.

Our Speaker: Glenn Tanzman, MBA, MSIE, CFPIM, CIRM, CQE, CMfgE

Glenn Tanzman is the President of Tanzco Management Consulting, a business process improvement consulting firm, and has used VSM Continuous Loop Simulation Kit to teach lean principles at dozens of companies throughout the country. Tanzco also provides training and consulting services for Lean Manufacturing, Lean Six Sigma, and Supply Chain Management. Glenn is the Treasurer of ASQ Section 302 and VP of Programs for the Mid-Hudson Chapter of APICS. Glenn teaches Organizational Behavior and Operations Management courses at Mount Saint Mary and Marist College.

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