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Breakaway Lean

Application of Breakaway Lean Tools - Achieving Continuous Flow for Practitioners (Cellular Manufacturing & Assembly)

Workshop Content

This one-day fast-paced course provides the application tools necessary for implementing continuous flow in manufacturing and assembly processes. Participants will learn how to conduct work element analysis, how to calculate takt times, how to create operator balance charts, how to evaluate and improve equipment layout and material presentation; and how to plan and implement standard work methods to reduce the labor, material and facilities costs in manufacturing and assembly operations.

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for Lean Senseis, Material Handling Teams, Manufacturing Leadership and Continual Improvement Champions responsible for planning, organizing and managing continuous improvement of manufacturing and assembly processes.


Manufacturing operations experience and some experience implementing Lean techniques is helpful and critical thinking is required.

Workshop Materials

Each participant will receive a Continuous Flow Manual that contains all workshop materials.

Workshop Goals

  • Develop the applicable tools for continuous flow processing
  • Help participants identify and quantify the cost savings from continuous flow processing projects

Workshop Outline

  • Review Single Piece Flow
  • Continuous Flow
  • Choose Product Family/Study Production
  • Work Elements Worksheet
  • Operator Balance
  • Calculate Takt Time
  • Effective Cycle Times
  • Cell Design
  • Layout New Cell Design
  • Re-arrange Line
  • Waste Analysis
  • Observe Line
  • Make Adjustments
  • Standardize Work
  • Complete Business Case/Story Board

Workshop Sequence: LEANCON

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