For decades, Lean has been used by manufacturers to reduce operational complexity and improve productivity. It provides a foundation for operational excellence and boosts organizational performance through a focus on value-adding activities. But embracing Lean by itself is not sufficient to address the operational challenges of an increasingly digitally connected and globalized world. Industry 4.0 offers new approaches for dealing with products and new complexities to supply chains. Advanced manufacturing promotes faster, more agile and more efficient processes through the use of automation technologies for consistent quality and productivity gains. Both Lean and Industry 4.0 promise to solve manufacturing challenges by uncovering the most effective way to reach the next level of operational excellence.
Leadership support as strategy to improve business performance.
COURSE LENGTH & TIME COMMITMENT
Participants: Day 1 in session.
- Differentiate between traditional and advanced digital manufacturing
- Assess the need for Lean and advanced digital manufacturing within the company
- Correlation between Lean thinking and advanced digital manufacturing
- Build the business case for Lean and advanced digital manufacturing
WHO CAN BENEFIT
Manufacturing business leaders and change agents who would like to understand and learn about digital manufacturing to identify the next step in their Lean evolution.
WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING
“Thank you [CME] for your work in supporting, encouraging and leading Manitoba companies further along their Lean manufacturing journeys toward Advance Manufacturing and Industry 4.0. We at Dimatec feel very privileged to be able to benefit from the work of CME in the Lean AM readiness assessment and mentorship program.”
Daryl Perry, President and CEO, Dimatec