Workplace Sciences Academy

Workplace Sciences Academy, a division of Workplace Sciences-LLC, offers custom designed workshops tailored to the specific needs of the workplace.  WSA conducts a workplace survey and a needs assessment prior to developing a training program.  This assures that the content, as well as the context, of the learning program yields maximum effectiveness in workplace performance.

Workplace Sciences' approach to creating knowledgeable workers utilizes hands-on application of the subjects learned in the classroom setting.  By the selection of a pilot production process to reengineer a cross-functional team will be coached on the various aspects of systems improvement.  Coaching is performed on a team and on a one-on-one basis; from top management to the individual process operator.  A process transformation project  will be executed from start to finish allowing the team to achieve a successful implementation.

The key coaching subjects covered during the pilot project include:

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Process Efficiency ("lean techniques", process simplification, setup reduction, DFM, layouts, etc.)

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Process-Quality Control ("six-sigma", fool-proofing, quality management, in-process checks, etc.)

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Material Management (inventory control, material handling, storage method, inventory levels, etc.)

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Production Control (kanban, capacity loading, balancing, theory of constraints, scheduling, etc.)

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Safety & Security (ergonomics, safeguards, human factors, protection, etc.)

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Team Development (group dynamics, teaming, empowerment, coaching, etc.)

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Performance Management (reporting, key metrics, performance boards, status signals, etc.)

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Supply Management (packaging, lead time reduction, replenishment systems, supplier agreements, etc.) 

Once a pilot project is completed the team will be empowered to duplicate the process transformation success on to other operations and to train others in its implementation.

 

Many of Workplace Sciences Academy teacher-coaches have written and published technical articles and provided presentations on various aspects of production management, engineering and human resource development.  Their contributions have been recognized in several individual honors and awards from leading professional societies and corporations.

Workshops and Seminars
bullet Push vs. Pull Production Systems: A Paradigm Buster! TM - A fun and experiential hands-on workshop demonstrating the benefits of a lean demand-based production system.  
bullet The Pull-Flow Production System TM - A comprehensive workshop that teaches the steps for the design, integration and management of a lean demand-based pull production system.
bulletSimple Steps To Effective Workplace Ergonomics. TM
bullet Encouraging High Performance in the Workplace: An effective performance improvement program TM
bullet The Easy Way To Develop Work Standards TM
bullet Fundamentals of Workplace Process Training TM
bullet Conquering Workplace Resistance to Change: Building an organization that embraces new operational processes TM
bullet Workplace Profit-Center Thinking: Empowering work teams as partners in profit creation TM
bullet The Make-It-Happen Consultant: Essential skills for independent and internal consultants TM
bullet In Search of Your Leadership Essence: A personal mindset transformation journey TM

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