Tertiary Catalogue

Series: Engineering and Manufacturing


5S

5S

The 5S System and its main objectives.
Action Planning and Continuous Improvement

Action Planning and Continuous Improvement

Problem solving and root cause analysis, using fishbone or Ishikawa diagrams and the '5 Whys' method.
Adjustments to Manufacturing Operations

Adjustments to Manufacturing Operations

Adjusting parameters in the manufacturing process and the impact of variations on the quality, cost and output of the process. Using Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) as a key performance indicator.
Allocating Roles

Allocating Roles

Analysing team roles and team analysis techniques. Identifying strengths and how development can support improvement.
Brainstorming

Brainstorming

Looking at problems from a broad perspective. Methods of brainstorming.
Choosing a Visual Management System

Choosing a Visual Management System

The key objective of a visual management system. Choosing a visual management system, based on its purpose.
Common Faults and Handover of Information

Common Faults and Handover of Information

Conducting effective shift handovers and minimising areas of misunderstanding.
Competitive Edge

Competitive Edge

Three main types of competition: technological, financial, and market forces.
Containment and Counter Measures

Containment and Counter Measures

The definition of containment. Ranking potential corrective actions. The steps to finding a counter measure.
Describe How the Cycle Time of a Process Can Be Defined

Describe How the Cycle Time of a Process Can Be Defined

Processes, inputs and outputs. Process cycle times. Line balancing.
Describe When Quality Control Documentation Should Be Completed

Describe When Quality Control Documentation Should Be Completed

Job instructions, standard operating procedures (SOPs). Monitoring and collecting data to make a comparison between planned output and actual output. Cross-departmental reporting systems. Quality control and quality assurance.
Effective Team Working

Effective Team Working

S.M.A.R.T. team objectives. Team synergy. Role allocation, rules and conventions. Brainstorming creative solutions to problems.
Evaluating Improvement Ideas

Evaluating Improvement Ideas

The process of evaluating improvement ideas, based on quality, cost and delivery (QCD).
Fishbone

Fishbone

Analysing cause and effect using the Fishbone Technique, devised by Professor Kaoru Ishikawa.
Flow Charts

Flow Charts

Using charts and diagrams to represent processes in a business. Flow charts, spaghetti diagrams and process maps.
Flow Process: Improvement Opportunities

Flow Process: Improvement Opportunities

Using process flow charts to identify non-value added activities to be reduced or minimised and to improve the process by looking at the value added activities.
Hazards and Risks

Hazards and Risks

Defining a hazard. Examples of hazards. Evaluating risk. Responding to and reporting hazards. Common office hazards. Industrial and construction workplace risks. Dangerous occurrences and hazardous malfunctions.
How to Communicate

How to Communicate

Visual communication techniques for continuous improvement.
How to Organise Your Workplace

How to Organise Your Workplace

Maintaining workplace tidiness and organisaton, layout and flow, the 5S procedure, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
How to Prepare

How to Prepare

Job instructions, workplace organisation, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), tools and equipment checks, paperwork and checklists, minimising waste.
Introducing LEAN

Introducing LEAN

The principles of LEAN and the relationship to your company's primary objective.
Introduction to Kaizen

Introduction to Kaizen

Continuous improvement, LEAN processes, value added activities and non-value added activities and waste.
KAIZEN: A Starting Point

KAIZEN: A Starting Point

Finding problems or areas for improvement. Reducing waste by the application of formal problem solving procedures.
Lean Within Business Organisation

Lean Within Business Organisation

Five principles of LEAN. Improving both effectiveness and efficiency for improved customer satisfaction using methods and techniques for eliminating waste.
Measures Of Performance

Measures Of Performance

Seven measures relating to quality, cost and delivery (QCD).