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LEAN Principles: Setup Reduction Train & Do


Setup Reduction Train & Do, Host TBD
This course teaches the fundamental principles of set-up reduction and reducing waste. It is based on the works of Dr. Shigeo Shingo and his
Single Minute Exchange of Die System of Setup Reduction. The results of applying these principles and testing the new process typically result in
AT LEAST a 25% reduction in Changeover time in 2 days. Like the other Train and Do project, this is not just theory, but under the guidance of
an expert, the theory is applied to a real-life situation.


Instructor, Jeff Kopenitz, has more than 34 years of experience in the manufacturing and service industries, and has expertise in Six Sigma analysis, operations management, quality, engineering, value stream mapping, cellular manufacturing, visual control, total productive maintenance, set-up reduction, plant layout, lean office, and Toyota Kata. He strives to make sustainable continuous improvement part of a company’s culture by incorporating organizational development, systems thinking, and change management techniques into his education training and consulting practice.

He has trained at Japan’s Shingijutsu Institute under the direction of Yoshiki Iwata, Chihiro Nakao, and Akira Takenaka, all pupils of Taiichi Ohno, creator of the Toyota Production System. He is the President and board member of Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) Mid-Atlantic Region, and serves on engineering advisory boards for Jefferson University.

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