Applications 2023-03-16 - 2023-04-17
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Do you want to be efficient, effective and minimize waste by learning and implementing lean production tools? This course provides insight into the demands and challenges posed by competitive production in industrial production systems and develops your ability to participate in and to drive improvement work. The course focuses on efficient lean production. Through theory and project work, you will learn useful techniques, methods and strategies. You will obtain the necessary knowledge and training to carry out value stream mapping and other forms of improvement work. The course offers current and competitive knowledge through its close links with our successful research and partner companies. It provides basic knowledge and understanding of the modern view of lean production in industrial activity.
The starting point for the course is Lean Production, with an understanding of principles and concepts that can lead to higher efficiency. Then we introduce computer-based application for modelling and simulation of production systems. This provides the opportunity to simulate a production system, perform experiments on it according to different conditions, and optimize the system to increase efficiency. This course is for professionals who work with production systems at different levels with a responsibility for individual production lines, departments, or has a role as production manager or production development. The course will mainly focus on the manufacturing industry in application examples, but principles that will be addressed will be applicable to a number of industries, including consulting companies working towards the manufacturing industry. The course contains the following: Production systems and concepts such as Industry 4.0 and Smart Industry Lean Production and workshop with the Lean game Programming exercises with event-based simulation of production systems Analysis and optimization of production systems The majority of the course will take place on Campus (Växjö), and at a distance according to the schedule below. Some of the exercises are preferably attend on Campus, but we plan for it to be possible to follow the full course at a distance due to the Covid-situation.
The course aims to provide an understanding of the application of software development in an environment based on the philosophy of lean and agile working methods. It includes an understanding of industry-relevant technologies to promote the development of software products as well as an understanding that value is of the utmost importance within businesses and organizations. The focus of the course is thus on creating a better understanding of the relationship between values and the influence of principles on businesses and organizations to achieve the best application of agile working methods and Lean as a philosophy.
This course is taught in Swedish. Expand your Lean toolbox with a "Green Kaizen" tool that works! We now have less than seven years to meet the 1.5 degree target based on the CO2 budget calculated by the IPCC (UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change). New technologies and new environmental investments are an important part of the societal transformation needed, but equally important is changing the way we work and behave in our daily lives and workplaces to reduce our environmental impact. In this course you will get training on an environmental improvement tool that has been successfully tested in a number of companies. The tool engages co-workers and teams to reduce the environmental impact in their own workplace and also helps to accelerate the pace of improvement. The course has four main themes: Identifying waste to avoid risk of harm to people and the environment Using improvement methodology for environmental and resource efficiency improvements Analysing and developing sustainable processes Working with visions and goals for long-term sustainable development Waste is anything that is not necessary of energy, raw materials, equipment, components, land, space and working time, to meet the customer's needs. With "green Lean glasses", the risks of harm to people and the environment are the most unnecessary and in the long run the most expensive wastes, not least for the climate. Lean & Green is a refresher course in green lean tools for those who want to build and develop a sustainable organisation. We use the Green Performance Map, an improvement tool for environmental and resource efficiency that also helps to identify opportunities for a more circular economy. Course objectives After completing the course you should be able to: Use the Green Performance Map tool to identify environmental failures and engage the whole staff in the improvement process Understand how the approach could be implemented in your organisation Integrate environmental improvement work into daily lean work Course outline The course consists of 4 digital half days plus homework. These include lectures, group discussions and practical exercises, including sustainability analysis of a process within your own organisation. You will be given a homework assignment between the course days in order to deepen your knowledge of Lean & Green. The assignment is based on your own and your organisation's work with sustainable development. The course is conducted by KTH Leancentrum in Södertälje. The lecturers are researchers and practitioners from KTH and RISE IVF. Among other things, you will learn: Seeing "green" as part of lean Identifying environmental failures in the workplace Using the "Green Performance Map" tool Target group Supervisors, production managers, environmental managers and lean coordinators.
This course is taught in Swedish. For small and medium-sized businesses: learn how to develop a sustainable business and how to implement sustainability in your workplace. Do you want to learn how to use different methods to identify improvement potential for sustainability? Do you know how to smoothly integrate environmental improvement into your daily work? Do you want to learn tools to introduce new ways of working in your organisation and how to engage your employees? This practical course will give you knowledge on how to support your business to become more sustainable. Today we have less than seven years to meet the 1.5 degree target based on the carbon budget calculated by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. New technologies and new environmental investments are an important part of the societal transformation that is underway. It is equally important that we change the way we work and behave in our daily lives as well as in the workplace to reduce our environmental impact. Who can apply? The course is suitable for those in management positions who want to build and develop a sustainable business. For example, you may be a production manager, team leader, project manager, sustainability manager, environmental manager, or learning coordinator. Please note that the course is aimed at small and medium-sized businesses, with 10-249 employees, related to the automotive industry and the electrification transition. Course outline The course is structured around a running assignment and has four main themes: Identifying waste to avoid risk of harm to people and the environment. Use improvement methodology for environmental and resource efficiency improvements. Analyse and develop sustainable processes. Work on visions and goals for long-term sustainable development.
This course is taught in Swedish. The course alternates theory and practical exercises, based on the lecturers' experiences and the latest international research on lean, leadership and lean/agile leadership. A lot of focus is put on creating space for training and own reflection on these issues. Are you ready for the leadership of the future? How can you as a leader develop your ability to lead change and sustainable development? Leadership is crucial for an organisation's lean journey. What distinguishes lean leadership from other leadership? The course is based on four main themes: Developing and clarifying your operational leadership Coaching and developing employees Leading organisational change Working with vision and goals for long-term development Course objectives On completion of the mission training you should be able to: discuss and reason about models of Lean leadership related to leadership conditions and sustainability and how this affects your own leadership, analyse and evaluate where your own business/department is from a lean leadership perspective, explain the methods applied in lean leadership, suggest those that are appropriate for your own business/department's improvement work and use them, formulate a vision based on lean principles and concretise it in an action plan for the business. Course outline The course consists of 10 days, spread over 5 sessions. These include lectures, seminars, group discussions, study visits and practical exercises, including analysis of both your own leadership and your own business. You will receive homework assignments between the course sessions in order to deepen your knowledge of lean leadership. The assignments are based on your own and your organisation's work with leadership development. The course is conducted by KTH Leancentrum in Södertälje. The lecturers are researchers and practitioners from e.g. AstraZeneca, KTH, N4 and Saab Aeronautics. You will learn among other things: Lean, leadership and lean management How an organization can work to implement lean in a sustainable way Leadership and lean in relation to impacts, such as quality and health Leadership conditions Target group People in management positions (managers and improvement leaders), in both the private and public sectors, who have started their lean work. Participants are expected to have a basic knowledge of lean and should be experienced in the role of a leader.