Training Workshops and Seminars

Orange County, CA

Lean Certificate Program

Feb-07 -May-07


Introduction to Implementing Lean



Value Stream Mapping



Click here to read about all of our upcoming training workshops and speaking engagements.




Effective 5S- An Overview


5S Implementation


Sustaining 5S


Relevant Links


Lean Enterprise Institute






Mark Graban's Lean Blog


Recommended Reading


5 Pillars of the Visual Workplace,  Hiroyuki Hirano


5S for Operators, Hiroyuki Hirano


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Copyright 2003-2007 EMS Consulting Group, Inc.

Learning to Lean

The Newsletter of EMS Consulting Group, Inc.

January,  2007      


Happy New Year

Happy New Year! Welcome to this year's first edition of our monthly newsletter, Learning to Lean.  In this month's  edition, we focus on a very basic and foundational lean tool, 5S.


We are offering a public lean certification program beginning in February.   Click here for details.  The following individual public courses may be taken separately or as part of a certificate program. We can also bring any of these courses to your facility.

Course (click on date to register/read more) Date
Introduction to Implementing Lean Feb 1, 2007
Value Stream Mapping Feb 22, 2007
Kaizen Events: 5S, Visual Controls, and Mistake Proofing Mar 8, 2007
Quick Changeover and Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) Mar 22, 2007
Creating Continuous Flow Manufacturing Cells Apr 5, 2007
Material Flow and Kanban Apr 19, 2007
Lean Production Control and Inventory Mgmt. May 3, 2007


Click here for details on all of our training offerings, both on-site at your facility and public.

5S: A Foundational Lean Tool

Many experts believe that 5S is a good way to begin a lean implementation.  5S is easy to understand and accessible to employees at all levels of an organization. A 5S program will get all employees engaged and beginning to think lean.   Such lean thinking will aid in further lean transformation.

This month's edition features three articles that should help you understand more about 5S.  Firstly, we give an overview of 5S.  Our second article talks about the steps to 5S implementation.  In our third article, we talk about sustaining a 5S program.

The materials referenced in this newsletter will teach you more about implementing lean.  If you would like to learn more, feel free to call us at 866-559-5598 or visit our website and click on "Contact Us." 


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