Spaghetti Charts, Cellular Manufacturing, and TPM Tools

Reducing operational footprint and reduce resources needed to meet demands | Est. Length: 1 hr

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As you go down your Lean journey, tools like Spaghetti Charts and Cellular Manufacturing will improve the flow of work while reducing your operational footprint and reduce resources needed to meet demands. Implementing a Total Production Maintenance program will keep you up and running, as well as extend the life cycle of your equipment.

If you have excessive wait times in your operations, and/or excessive movement of material or information, you will want to see how Spaghetti Charts and Cellular Manufacturing will help reduce these two wastes. If Maintenance is a sore subject in your organization, then will want to take a closer look at what TPM is and how to implement it.

Who should take this course

Anyone wanting to improve the flow of operations and their reaction time to customer demands will want to better understand the application of Spaghetti Charts and Cellular Manufacturing. In addition, developing a true TPM program will support the first two Lean tools.


Introduction to Lean Methodology

Estimated Length

1 hr video lectures

15 mins quiz

Your Instructor

Jeff Adams
Jeff Adams

With multiple certifications in different continuous improvement methodologies, Jeff Adams is a recognized expert in continuous improvement. He holds a Green Belt in Six Sigma from the American Society on Quality (ASQ), a Level 1 certification in Quick Response Manufacturing (QRM) from the Tempus Institute, and is Lean Silver Certified from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) . Jeff is also a graduate of the NOV University Manufacturing Leadership Course at Rice University.

Jeff has helped develop courses for Lean certification, as well as a leadership course to help managers better support continuous improvement efforts in their work areas. He is a proven leader in coaching and mentoring people to excel in their current positions, and developing them for future advancement in their careers. Jeff holds a Bachelor’s in Engineering Technology from the University of Memphis, and a Master’s in H.R. from Troy University.

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does 12-month access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for 12 months as often as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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