Lean

Quality. Speed. Efficiency. Cost


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UA Solutions
225 S. Main St.
Polsky 466
Akron, OH 44325-4104

Office: 330-972-7577
Fax: 330-972-7598

Fall/Spring Hours
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday - Friday

Summer Hours
8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday - Friday

What is Lean?

Lean is a customer focused philosophy used to continuously improve any process through the elimination of unnecessary steps. Eliminating these steps and focusing on what is important to the customer will typically result in a 15-40% increase of revenue!

Benefits of a Lean Enterprise

  • Service level improvement
  • Cash generation
  • Greater asset utilization
  • Quality improvement
  • Increased employee participation
  • Productivity improvement
  • Profitability improvement

Lean Overview

Free Overview

You are invited to this free informational continental breakfast to hear how Lean strategies and tools can produce the kind of outstanding results that organizations are now raving about. This overview can be presented on-site for your organization’s executives for a nominal fee.

Dates: August 22, 2018

Meets: W from 8 am to 9 am

Instructor: Brian Malloy

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Lean Product Development

With global competition and rapid high-tech innovation, the need to get new products to market faster is more important than ever. In this 3-day program, learn secrets to success in leading Lean product development by removing time and waste from the steps between initial concept ideation and product commercialization. 

Outline:
 

  • Applying Lean techniques to existing development processes
  •  Leveraging methods of product research
  •  Creating a lean innovation machine
  •  Recognizing critical components of a business case
  •  Developing a solid project charter
  •  Prototyping and piloting
  •  Leveraging an efficient team
  •  Optimizing communications and customer relationships
  •  Assessing and mitigating development risks and issues
  •  Ensuring products are appropriately tested and approved
  •  Efficiently launch and providing post launch support

Dates: September 10, 11 and  October 10, 2018
Class meets: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 8AM-4PM, 3 Sessions 
CEU: 2.10
Cost: $550
Instructor: Loretta Harland
Location: The University of Akron, Akron Campus

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Lean Mastery Course

Lean Mastery is an intensive 6-day class that focuses on practical skills aimed at generating results. Participants will be able to use their new knowledge and skills immediately -- to make processes simple, fast, better, and less costly. The training is filled with examples and exercises. Students are required to lead a real-world project at their workplace. This provides students experience in driving a project and also an immediate return on investment for the company. Upon completion, you will have the knowledge needed to fully implement Lean throughout your organization.

DatesOctober 17 - November 16, 2018
Class meets: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 8AM-4PM, 6 Sessions 
CEU: 4.20
Cost: $1,999
Instructor: Brian Malloy
Location: The University of Akron, Akron Campus

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Customized Lean Training

UA Solutions is one of the only providers in Ohio that offers a truly customizable Lean training solution. Our staff and instructors have worked with companies and government agencies all around the state in establishing specific programs, to be delivered onsite or through any of The University of Akron's six campus locations. This regional flexibility and customizable curriculum means your Lean education is targeted, tuned, and relevant for your company and staff.

For questions on LeanOhio's Boot Camp, or on process improvement grants, please click here to email UA Solutions' Rose Withem.