Lean Enterprise Topic Descriptions
Lean Basics and Simulation
Lean principles, tools, and application. Interactive simulation teaches how to implement Lean principles in your operation, achieving rapid and dramatic results.
Plan Do Check Act (PDCA) and A3
The PDCA/A3 workshop shows with examples and simulations, this crucial technique heavily enforced by Toyota and top lean organizations: How to think in an A3 format, how to solve a problem by addressing its root cause.
Value Stream Mapping - Current and Future State (with tour)
Map value streams and develop current state and future state maps of your organization.
Facilities Layout/Cellular Flow
Systematic team-based approach to designing and implementing cells, thereby increasing productivity, reducing inventory, and decreasing costs.
Manage change through effective communication.
This focused, team approach gets fast measurable results, decreases resistance to change, and makes use of employees’ intelligence and creativity.
Strategic Continuous Improvement/Standard Work
Make Lean a part of any organization. Study Lean strategy, project selection, and implementation used by successful companies. Sustain a long-term focus on continuous improvement.
Visual Workplace and 5S
5S system results in less waste, better space utilization, higher productivity, improved morale, and a safer environment.
Metrics and Incentives (with tour)
Identify incentives that drive the outcomes desired in a Lean operation.
Quick Changeover/Mistake Proofing
Change the long “set-up” from hours to minutes. Create a mistake-proof environment, not errors.
Eliminate waste in sales, order entry, new product design, inventory control/management, purchasing, invoicing, scheduling, production control, and accounting.
Equipment Management (with tour)
Total productive maintenance in the Lean facility, including equipment design and automation issues.
Creating a Sustainable Lean Culture
The effectiveness of a lean implementation depends on the ability to develop the underlying culture of lean thinking to support continuous growth and improvement. This workshop explores the foundations of Toyota's unique culture and helps you understand your role in supporting the transition from conventional to lean culture.
Team Project Presentations
Teams formed at the beginning of the semester will present results of their own Lean improvements. Projects will be evaluated to meet experience requirements.
Joseph V. Colarusso, president of JVC Consulting, Inc., specializes in Lean enterprise consulting. Documented $212 million client savings. Expertise includes lean manufacturing, materials, sales, marketing, finance, inventory management, and distribution.
Samuel Obara learned and implemented the Toyota Production System (TPS) at Toyota facilities in Japan, Brazil, USA and Venezuela. In 30 years of TPS experience, he has helped over 300 companies in diverse environments ranging from schools, to government agencies, to bio-tech to banks and in a variety of countries, including China, Mexico, Canada, Indonesia, Brazil, Japan, Philippines, Russia, Austria, Africa, the U.K., and the U.S. He is a faculty member with the Lean Institute USA and Mexico and an instructor of Global Strategy Management for the California Community College system. He is a guest lecturer on Lean for post-graduate classes at Stanford University and has been a speaker at conferences sponsored by the American Production and Inventory Control Society, the Association for Productivity and Quality (APQ), and the American Society for Quality (ASQ). He has been featured in Lean publications such as Assembly Magazine in the USA and Pharmaceutical Insider in Mexico.
Mike Osterling, certified trainer lean manufacturing implementation (University of Kentucky). CPIM certified and Six Sigma Black Belt. Lean transition consultant since 2000. Designed and deployed Lean management system at Square D Company. B.A. in production and operations management and his MBA in international business are from SDSU.
Caitlin Taylor is a qualified Lean practitioner. During her career at Boeing Canada Operations she was certified as a facilitator of accelerated improvement workshops. She is experienced in facilitating continuous improvement projects with an emphasis on radical process redesign. Her professional expertise includes value stream mapping, 5S, Kaizen event facilitation, 3P activities, and employee engagement. She is currently employed with TaylorMade-adidas Golf as a Lean engineer.
Ric Van Der Linden has trained, mentored, and certified 150 Green Belts/Lean resulting in a three-year accumulated savings of $20 million. As a champion of Lean and Six Sigma, has driven results in manufacturing, assembly, materials management, human resources, finance, health/safety/environment, quality management, facilities, and product design. Former manufacturing engineer with Honeywell.
What our students are saying
"Before I took this class, I expected to learn how Lean principles applied to manufacturing processes. A key takeaway for me was that these principles can be applied to administrative processes, which was very beneficial. We’re moving away from department silos and looking at a more holistic approach to how we drive our business."
- Patrick Meade, materials planning manager, TaylorMade-adidas Golf
"SDSU's Lean Enterprise program has afforded me the opportunity to learn and grow in my administrative role in health care. Lean can be easily applied to all areas creating a more cohesive workforce focused on process flow and resulting in improved efficiencies and increased customer and employee satisfaction."
- Joann Sulfuro, Regulatory Compliance Coordinator, Sharp Rees-Stealy Medical Group
"SDSU's Lean Enterprise program provides the optimal blend of classroom learning from seasoned professionals, with hands-on exposure to organizations successfully employing Lean. This training, coupled with the experience of completing a Lean project during the course, not only allows graduates to understand the basics of Lean, but provides the knowledge to apply them, and champion Lean at the enterprise level."
- Captain Kevin P. Gannon, CAPT SWRMC 100, former commander, Southwest Regional Maintenance Center
Professional Certificate in Lean Enterprise Advisory Board
Lauren Abrams Abrams Consulting, Joe Colarusso JVC Consulting, Jeff Foster San Diego Zoo Global, Kevin Limbach TaylorMade-adidas Golf, Jim McKechnie Epsilon System Solutions, Sammy Obara, Honsha Associates, Michael O’Neill CareFusion, Tracy O’Rourke Catalyst, Mike Osterling Osterling & Associates, Michael Samudio Rudolph and Sletten
The College of Extended Studies is a State-approved provider for the Federal Workforce Investment Act for this program.
SDSU Research Foundation Program