Division of Gateway to Offer Lean Manufacturing Simulation

Workforce Solutions Division of Gateway Community and Technical College will be facilitating a Lean Manufacturing Simulation on Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2009, which they are inviting all companies to register to attend.

Lean manufacturing is a philosophy of the efficient use of resources, which when implemented, shorten lead-time and decrease costs by eliminating non value-added waste.

All simulation participants will perform roles in a simulated factory setting throughout several intensive production rounds, which will provide participants the opportunity to see, feel and measure the effects of different lean manufacturing principles.

The lean simulation will help participants achieve an understanding of the eight types of waste, the difference between a push-and-pull manufacturing system, along with the impact it has upon a production line and finally, how to make effective use of employee time made available through waste reduction.

The GCTC division of Workforce Solutions specializes in continuing employee training. The lean simulation will provide participants with new skills that will come in use in the manufacturing sector, or participants with ties to the manufacturing sector.

Workforce Solutions invites all companies to attend on Nov. 4, 2009, at 7:30 a.m. The event will take place at Receptions, located in Erlanger, Ky. Register your company by Oct. 23, 2009 by contacting Barry Wilhite with Workforce Solutions.

For more information, please contact Barry Wilhite, Workforce Development Liaison, at (859) 442-1145.