Breakaway Lean Tools Overview

Course Duration: 2 Days - 8 Hours/day

This two-day workshop offers instruction and practice in the application of the tools and methodologies used in striving for perfection. This workshop offers instruction and guided practice for measuring and improving Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE). Participants will learn how to improve OEE by leading project teams to implement Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) to reduce downtime due to breakdowns and minor stoppages. Participants will also learn how to reduce the time lost due to setups and changeovers through application of SMED (Single Minute Exchange of Die). This workshop provides instruction and guided practice in the application of Mistake Proofing devices to equipment downtime. Participants will determine the cost savings and increased productive capacity resulting from improved OEE through the application of TPM, SMED and Mistake Proofing.

Learning Objectives

  • Develop your understanding of Lean Principles
  • Develop your understanding of key Lean Tools
  • Understand and be able to apply the Quick Changeover process to achieve fast changovers/setups
  • Understand and be able to measure Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
  • Be able to use OEE as a tool to measure and improve equipment capacity
  • Understand and be able to utilize Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) methods to improve equipment performance
  • Understand and be able to implement Mistake Proofing devices to reduce defect rates

Course Outline

  • Lean Principles
  • Value
  • Flow
  • Waste
  • Pull
  • Lean Tools
  • Value Stream Mapping (VSM)
  • 5S: Workplace Organization
  • Quick Changeovers
  • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
  • Mistake Proofing

Who Should Attend

This workshop is designed for leaders responsible for improving quality and productivity in manufacturing operations.

Course Materials

Each participant will receive a workshop manual.

Note: Omnex does not provide copies of standard(s) during training courses, but clients are encouraged to have their own copy.


Experience with Value Stream Mapping and the development of current and future state maps is necessary.

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