Continuous Improvement

AKA certified Lean experts integrate proven principles, tools, and techniques of Lean/Six Sigma into your Value Stream from customer order through delivery of goods or services. Educating your team through "learning by doing" simulations then meeting YOUR goals using facilitated Kaizen Events improves Cost, Quality, and Delivery by eliminating waste in the office and shop processes.


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5S Sustainment Event

5S is a systematic approach for Workplace organization and standardization in production and/or administrative processes.

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5S Workplace Workshop

The Concepts of the 5S Workplace System are taught and applied in this four-hour workshop.

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Kanban Workshop

In lean manufacturing, "pull systems" are used to control the flow of resources by producing at the pull, or demand, of the customer.

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Lean 101 Workshop

This 1 day workshop is the first step in understanding the principles of Lean Manufacturing.

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Lean Assessment

This assessment is a key first step in implementing Lean manufacturing. It also provides a useful “snapshot” of your facility.

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Lean Certification

AKA’s Lean Certification Program encompasses several foundational and advanced workshops that are key components to offering users the ability to achieve certification status.

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Lean Manufacturing Kaizen

Kaizen is an intensive focused approach to Process Improvement. Kaizen means to change for the better or “continuous improvement”

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Lean Manufacturing Kaizen Half Day

Kaizen is an intensive focused approach to Process Improvement. Kaizen means to change for the better or “continuous improvement”

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Lean Office Workshop

Office and administrative areas are often overlooked as a target point for applying Lean principles.

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Mistake Proofing

This four-hour introduction will help participants understand mistake proofing/poke yoke techniques and how they fit into the Lean process improvement environment.

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Plant Layout Services

AKA's plant layout service addresses the arrangement of people and equipment in the most cost-effective manner to assure efficient movement of material and personnel.

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Problem Solving Workshop

This eight-hour interactive workshop is designed to help participants support a system of continuous improvement in their organization by teaching them a disciplined approach.

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Quick Changeover Sustainment Event

Quick Changeover is a systematic approach for reducing the amount of time between the last piece of the current production run to the first piece of the next job at full speed.

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Quick Changeover Workshop

Quick changeover through the Single Minute Exchange of Dies system (SMED) forms the basis of setup reduction.

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Standardized Work

Standardized Work is the foundation for continuous improvement.

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Supply Chain Risk Assessment Workshop

In today’s world of worldwide commerce, a company’s supply chain has become a critical component of the overall business strategy.

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Supply Chain Optimization Workshop

A company’s supply chain can be a volatile environment, especially if disaster strikes within its’ parameters.

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Time Management Workshop

The concepts of good time management are taught and applied in this four-hour workshop.

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Total Productive Maintenance

Total Productive Maintenance is a system that focuses on getting Managers, maintenance and equipment users working together to prevent equipment problems and reduce expenditures.

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Value Stream Mapping Kaizen

The Value Stream Mapping (VSM) tool is a 2 to 5 day event and is a requirement for Lean transformation.

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Value Stream Mapping Workshop

Value Stream Mapping (VSM) is a tool used to create a material and information flow map of a product family.

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Vetting for Hire Program

One of the challenges that we hear very commonly about is that “we want to grow our business, but we need help with acquiring and retaining good, dependable and hard-working employees”.

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Operational Assessment

This operational assessment is a dynamic review of the current status of a facility. The assessment is comprehensive and will indicate where action is needed to create a stronger organization.

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