Understanding Productivity

Course Description:
In the Understanding Productivity module, participants will learn the distinction between productivity and production, the general trend of flat productivity growth in the industry will be discussed, and productivity enhancing tactics and methodologies will be applied.

Variable (4-8 hours)

Learning Objectives:
Following this module, participants will be able to:

  • Define productivity
  • Describe industry productivity trends
  • Name the 5S’s of the 5S Methodology
  • Recall the Goals for Lean
  • List the 8 wastes identified in Lean

Key Concepts:

  • Understanding the controllable factors that influence productivity
  • 5S Methodology
  • Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize, Sustain
  • Kaizen
  • Value Added activities vs. Non-Value Added Activities
  • The Eight Wastes
  • Defects, Over Production, Waiting, Non-Utilized Resources, Transportation, Inventory, Motion, Extra Processing