Mike is a senior operations executive with over 25 years of manufacturing experience. He is currently a senior associate with Duggan Associates, a consultancy that pioneered the concept of operational excellence over ten years ago when Kevin Duggan wrote the Shingo Award-winning book Design for Operational Excellence. Prior to joining Duggan Associates, Mike was vice president of continuous improvement and engineering for Mimeo, a large on-demand printing company. Most of his career was spent in various operational roles, including global Lean leader with GKN, an automotive and aerospace components manufacturer. He is currently on the advisory committee of the Continuous Improvement Conference.
Value Stream Mapping
This is the class to get your Lean journey moving! Value stream mapping is a tool that will allow you to see how work moves through your facility. You’ll learn how to construct a current state map that captures not only the flow of work, but information such as inventory, process times, and setup times. Mapping will allow you to compare production lead-time to processing time. After the current state is established, the workshop will focus on how to “Lean out” a value stream. In the case study, attendees will apply guidelines to create a future state map. Finally, developing an implementation plan is covered so you’ll know how and where to begin improving a value stream.