Workcell design - Learn simple concepts to create a workspace that works for you

This 20-minute short course on Work cell Design in Lean Six Sigma focuses on teaching individuals and teams how to design and optimize work cells to enhance efficiency, reduce waste, and improve overall processes within a Lean Six Sigma environment. Included: English narrated video, workbook and One Point Lesson. The course equips participants with the skills and knowledge needed to design and optimize work cells effectively within their Lean Six Sigma projects and processes. It emphasizes practical aspects of creating efficient work cells, from layout design to process standardization, to enhance productivity and reduce waste. Get organized now!

Riaan Du Plooy | Author Level 5

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What you will learn

  • Work cell design

  • Layout and Space Optimization

  • Visual Management in Workcells

  • Identifying Workflow Patterns

  • Workcell Equipment and Tools

  • Workcell Flexibility and Scalability

Course Content:

Introduction to Workcell Design in Lean Six Sigma:
Understanding the significance of workcell design.
How it aligns with Lean Six Sigma principles and methodologies.

Benefits of Efficient Workcells:
Exploring the advantages of well-designed workcells, including increased productivity, reduced lead times, and minimized waste.

Workcell Design Principles:
Key principles and considerations in workcell design, including process flow, layout, and workspace organization.

Identifying Workflow Patterns:
Analyzing workflow patterns, including single-piece flow, batch processing, and cellular manufacturing.
Selecting the most appropriate workflow for the workcell.

Lean Tools for Workcell Design:
Introduction to Lean tools and techniques relevant to workcell design, such as 5S, Kaizen, and JIT (Just-in-Time).

Layout and Space Optimization:
Strategies for optimizing the layout of workcells for efficient material and information flow.
Minimizing movement and transportation.

Workcell Equipment and Tools:
Selecting and arranging equipment and tools for maximum efficiency and ergonomic design.
Reducing setup and changeover times.

Visual Management in Workcells:
Incorporating visual cues, Kanban systems, and Andon boards to enhance workcell operations.
Real-time monitoring and problem identification.

Workcell Flexibility and Scalability:
Designing workcells that can adapt to changing production needs.
Strategies for scalability and expansion.

Ergonomics and Safety:
Ensuring ergonomic workcell design to promote employee safety and comfort.
Compliance with safety regulations.

Quality Control in Workcells:
Implementing quality control measures and mistake-proofing devices.
Reducing defects and rework within workcells.

Workcell Simulation and Testing:
Using simulation tools to test and optimize workcell designs.
Prototyping and testing workcell layouts.

Change Management and Employee Training:
Strategies for managing changes associated with workcell design.
Training employees on new workcell processes and procedures.

Monitoring and Continuous Improvement:
Implementing performance metrics and monitoring systems within workcells.
Encouraging a culture of continuous improvement.

Customizing Workcell Design for Your Organization:
Tailoring workcell design principles and techniques to suit the specific needs and context of your organization or industry.
Addressing industry-specific requirements.

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Riaan is a dynamic leader, coach, facilitator, Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt with over 20 years of hands-on experience driving business results. Riaan is highly skilled and has worked across diverse industries internationally. With a degree in Chemical Engineering, Riaan started in the major breweries and bakeries in South Africa and was so dedicated to his work that he was often known to take his work home with him.


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  • 16 min 36 sec Video Lectures
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