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Introduction to Lean Principles 101

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This one-day "hands-on" learning by doing style of workshop will discuss the Lean concepts of customer focus, information, service and material flow and waste elimination. Through the use of simulation exercises and case study examples, participants will gain an understanding of how to implement core Lean tools to improve processes.

Morning Agenda: Focused on understanding and learning the Five Lean Principles, Non-Value Added & Value-Added, overview of lean tools and with a mixed of group activities, team building and inter-active discussions. In additional to this, the group will be conducting a waste hunting exercise.

Afternoon Agenda: Participants will apply their learning from the morning session, group brainstorming, identifying current issues and finding ways to improve the flow while building Lego airplanes in a team work environment. 


Erwin Matusoc, Lean Master Blackbelt: Erwin began his career as a Professional Engineer in the Philippines.  With more than 20 years' experience in the manufacturing engineering field, Erwin has held positions in quality assurance, Total Quality Management (TQM), new product introduction, research and development, project management and continuous improvement.  Erwin's exposure to Japanese manufacturing management systems and LEAN began very early in his career, allowing him to train in Japan on a number of occasions, learning Lean through hands-on training from his Japanese Sensei(teachers). Since joining CME as a LEAN Facilitator in 2013, Erwin has supported over 50 companies.  He is a Certified Quality Improvement Associate through the American Society for Quality as well as a Certified Lean Master Blackbelt.  Currently, Erwin is the Hoshin Kanri (Strategy Deployment) Champion for Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Manitoba.