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Lean 3.0 - Flow = A Practical Path to Using Lean to Improve Process Flow
John Sweigart, Steve Trapp
This course assumes attendees have a basic background of lean tools, and offers a "deep dive" into improving the "flow" of vehicles, people, parts, supplies and information. We will discuss connecting the value adding steps into a chain and how the 10 rules of flow have been applied to collision repair. Gain a true understanding of the impact of these principles on daily production, management, and how they have been applied to the administrative processes. Attendees will be provided a production planning tool in excel to go back and use to implement these principles.
· Which lean processes can impact the flow of work through a repair center.
· How to apply flow principles to your daily production planning sessions.
· How to use "takt" and "heijunka" tools to gather data on flow and focus your flow improvement problem solving efforts.
The Body Shop
Valley PA United States
John Sweigart has developed knowledge of the Toyota Production System and its execution over the past 11 years. As Director of Lean Operations and ultimately National Director of Operations for Sterling Autobody Centers, John led their operations and production model to grow to over 60 locations. John also acts as Sr. Lean Coach for Murli & Associates, a Connecticut based "lean" consulting firm, teaching clients in industries such as transportation, aerospace and insurance. Today, John's primary function as CEO of "The Body Shop @", a Pennsylvania based collision repair organization, allows him to further develop the discovery and value creation of TPS in the collision repair industry. John is also a contributing editor of Body Shop Business magazine and takes a more hands on approach through The Body Shop @'s – Star-Link certification, bringing his more than 10 years experience in continuous process improvement to collision repairers in a practical and sustainable fashion. John is contracted as a DuPont Lean Subject Matter Expert, where he helped design the three day DuPont Learning Academy - Lean Series courses and has been a contributor to their overall lean strategy development. He has successfully transformed numerous DuPont repair centers to the pull production model with kaizen problem solving processes.
DuPont Performance Coating
Elk River MN United States
Steve Trapp is the Collision Services Development Manager for DuPont. Steve's background includes working in his families small collision center, followed by experience with 3M Automotive Aftermarket in ARM$ and in Product Marketing. He developed and managed a competitive value-added program. He also has been the Vice President of Integration, Training and Purchasing for ABRA Auto Body and Glass where he led the integration of 40+ acquisitions and used Six Sigma methods to implement a management and financial system. In his present role he has developed over 30 training programs and manages all shop facing services activities for DuPont.