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Standardized Work and Lean Quality Control Methods is a Course

Standardized Work and Lean Quality Control Methods

Nov 20 - Nov 20, 2020
0.8 credits

$349 Enroll

Full course description

1 Day, Friday, Nov. 20, 2020

8 Hours


Course Type:
Virtual, Zoom Session  

0.8 CEUs

Course Description

Standardized Work consists of four essential elements: Work rate, work sequence, point of use design, and the relationship between worker, equipment, tools, and software. This course will teach students how to develop, document, implement, and sustain Standardized Work.

This is an engaging workshop using teamwork, simulations, hands-on exercises, and case studies to learn how to implement the tools.

Why Take This Course

Upon completion of this one-day course, participants will have learned or reinforced the Lean concepts of the standardized work process, will be able to create standardized work for operations and sub-processes, and will have learned how to implement a 5S System and Visual Controls.

What You Will Learn

  • Elements of Standardized Work: Interaction of time, space, materials, equipment, and people
  • The worker as the knowledge expert
  • Determining TAKT Time and Cycle Time
  • Tools to observe and document the current state
  • Observation Sheets, Standard Work Charts, Standard Work Combination Tables
  • Tools to create and document and practical standards, including Key Performance Indicators, worker instruction sheets, and point of use design
  • The importance of people and training: Training methods
  • Hierarchy of control: The 5S System, Visual Controls and Displays, and The Poka-Yoke System

Who Should Attend

Supervisors, managers, team leaders, and improvement professionals in all industries, Lean practitioners interested in learning how Lean can improve productivity, lead time, and quality and make their day to day activities more accessible and more fulfilling, People working with manufacturing or non-manufacturing processes, Executive management of for-profit and non-profit organizations, and Administrative personnel who own or participate in process development and execution.

This course is required for those seeking to certify as Green or Black Belt LSS with Six Sigma.

Course Schedule

Day 1: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Friday, November 20, 2020 

Course Location:
  Online via Zoom

Course Instructor

Steve Zagarola

Managing Partner and Co-Founder NWCPE

Steve Zagarola is a Six Sigma Executive Master Black Belt certified by Mikel Harry – a co-founder of the Six Sigma methodology. Steve has more than 25 years’ experience in the application of statistical and modern structured approaches to the optimization of manufacturing and transactional processes, quality systems and R&D. He has worked with and provided training and consulting for industries ranging from apparel manufacturing, advanced semiconductors, food and beverage, plastics molding, and wind energy in both the manufacturing and service and administration sectors. He has worked to improve manufacturing operations for global organizations on six continents and in English, Spanish and German. Steve also served Six Sigma Program and Quality Manager at Vestas Wind Systems and as Director of Quality for Cascade Microtech and as a Senior Manufacturing Manager at The Coca-Cola Company. He provided technical editing for the 2012 edition of Six Sigma for Dummies for John Wiley & Sons. Steve is fluent in English, Spanish, Italian and German. He earned a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Georgia Tech and completed post-graduate studies in Psychology and Statistics at Georgia Tech and Georgia State University and with Dr. Douglas Montgomery.

Tom Fabrizio

Principal and Co-Founder NWCPE

Tom has been teaching leadership, kaizen, and Lean Systems for over thirty years in a wide range of industries including health care, automotive, aerospace, and food processing. He is the President and founder of Lean Manufacturing Tools, co-founder of the Northwest Center for Performance Excellence. He received his original Lean training from first-generation experts including Dr. Shigeo Shingo (co-architect of The Toyota Production System), Hiroyuki Hirano (author and noted JIT expert), Dr. Ryuji Fukuda (member of The Sigma Project in Japan and winner of the Deming Prize), and TPM experts from Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance. Tom has authored a number of books on Lean including Lean Tooling, The Five Keys to Lean in Healthcare, 5S for the Office, The Lean Primer, and Value Stream Management. Current and former clients include Multnomah County Clinics, Capsa Solutions, Gerber Blades, Cascade Microtech, Eaton Corporation, Ford Motor Company, Wells Fargo, Lee Blake Precision Tooling, Oregon Department of Corrections, Oregon Department of Transformation, Stanley Tools, Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield, Oregon Primary Care Association, Dana Cancer Institute, Lane County (OR) Medical Clinics, OHSU Internal Medicine and Family Medicine Clinics, Saint Luke’s Medical Center, Hexcel Corporation 7-Up Bottling Company, Gleason Cutting Tools, and Komet America. Tom holds an undergraduate engineering degree from Tufts University, an M.Ed., and a Law Degree. That said his greatest passion is getting out on the front line and helping people remove obstacles in their daily work life.