Date(s) – September 12, 2019
8:00 am – 4:00 pm
EDC of Elkhart County
In this course, you will learn how to create a value stream map (VSM) of current-state and future-state processes. Value stream mapping is a lean technique that allows you to document, analyze, and improve the events that take a product or service from its beginning through to the customer. This technique helps the manufacturer understand the total flow of the value stream, see the sources of waste, determine common language about the process, show links between information and processes, develop an improvement plan, and prioritize activities. Through creation of a VSM, you will learn how to eliminate the waste in the system and achieve dramatic improvements to your processes.
Meet the Instructor:
Ed Hlava – Senior Productivity Specialist
Ed is an Advanced Manufacturing Specialist with the Purdue University Technical Assistance Program, Manufacturing Extension Partnership Center.
Positions included: Quality Assurance Manager, Customer Service Manager, Production Manager, Regional Operations Manager, and Plant Manager. Ed worked primarily in the Printing Industry for the Burroughs Corporation and Standard Register before joining Purdue University’s Technical Assistance Program. Prior responsibilities included continuous improvement development, profit and loss management, and operational growth. As a Lean/Six Sigma Champion, Black Belt mentor, and certified Green Belt, Ed has successfully applied these methodologies to prioritize, manage, develop and sustain process efficiencies.
Skills & Expertise:
Ed has over 25 years manufacturing management experience in both operations and a manufacturing environment. He has an AS degree in Printing Technology and BS degree in Printing Management from West Virginia University, Institute of Technology.
- Lean Bronze Certification from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME)
- Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME)
- The Shingo Prize for Excellence
- American Society for Quality (ASQ)