Take the first step in your LEAN journey with the 1-day LEAN Boot Camp. Learn how to apply proven LEAN principles and systematic root cause analysis to prevent problems from re-occurring.
UPS World Headquarters
55 Glenlake Parkway
Sandy Springs, GA 30328
Friday, Sept. 14, 2018
8:00 am – 4:30 pm
Training qualifies for 8 hours of CPE credits.
About This Event
LEAN is a powerful system for streamlining processes, reducing waste by identifying non-value activities and increasing productivity. This 1-day LEAN Boot Camp offers practical training in core LEAN tools and techniques. Participants will learn to apply the tools and techniques through an engaging, hands-on production simulation and team exercises.
Participants leave with a LEAN Practitioner Certificate, new skill sets, and a LEAN blueprint that can be applied immediately in your organization.
What You’ll Learn:
- LEAN Methodology and Principles
- Process Improvement Framework
- The 8 Wastes in Manufacturing
- Value Add vs. Non-Value Add
- Push vs. Pull Flow
- LEAN Lego Simulation
- Value Stream Mapping
- Cycle Time, Lead Time, Takt Time
- Fishbone Diagrams / 5 Whys
- Load Balancing Charts
- One-Piece Flow, Kanban
- 5S Simulation
- Standard Work, Poka Yoke, Visual Management
“Riverwood Associates did a great job for my team and others throughout our organization. We continue to use the concepts and tools that were learned during our trainings, webinars, Kaizen event, etc. Even those on our team that are not process oriented now understand the principles, and are better able to participate in projects with those that are more process oriented. We are able to do using the same vernacular – a common starting point. The training was done is such a positive manner that the perception of process management is very positive, as well.”
Mr. Ian O’Brien
Vice President, Supply Chain
American Cancer Society Inc
“Riverwood Associates’ Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt and Green Belt workshops are a great asset to any company or person looking to increase their knowledge and add value. Peter has a unique way of making the subject matter simple, easy to under-stand for all areas of the workforce, not just for manufacturing-based companies. I really liked how the Green Belt class continues from where the Yellow Belt class left off.”
Mr. Mark Downey, Green Belt, CQA
Quality Manager, ORAFOL Americas
ASQ Chair, Section 1519—Savannah
- All attendees should bring a notepad and a basic calculator.
- Minimum 80% grade on exam to receive certification.
About the Facilitator
Peter J. Sherman
Mr. Sherman has over 20 years experience successfully designing, implementing and sustaining Lean Six Sigma enterprise deployment programs. He is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, ASQ Certified Quality Engineer and APICS Certified Supply Chain Professional.
From 2010-14, Peter served as Director of Process Excellence for Cbeyond Communications, a publicly-traded, $500M revenue telecommunications provider, based in Atlanta, GA. Previously, Peter was a Master Black Belt with AT&T’s Product Development Group for 10 years.
Peter began his career in Japan as a visiting M.I.T. Scholar in 1986-87. There he worked with Dr. Edwards Deming, the noted American Quality expert, and learned Japanese quality practices including the Toyota Production System and Kaizen. Peter served as Lead Instructor at Emory University’s Six Sigma Program in Atlanta from 2008 -11. He also served on the iSixSigma Editorial Advisory Board from 2010—2011.
Peter has authored over 60 articles in Quality Progress, iSixSigma, Quality Digest, Quality Magazine, APICS Magazine, Manufacturing Matters, Inside Supply Management, Hospitals & Health Networks and Institute of Business Process Management.
Peter holds a B.S. in Building Construction from the University of Florida, a Master’s in Civil Engineering from M.I.T. and an MBA from Georgia State University. He is a member of APICS and Senior Member of the ASQ.