Practical Lean for Waste & Cycle-Time Reduction

Date: 26 Oct 2007 - 26 Oct 2007

Venue: Training Rooms, Level 3, SIMTech Tower Block


The waste reduction process begins with the question ‘What can we do to improve?’ Some answers may include:

Stop defective products at their source
Flow processes together or change the physical relationship of process components
Eliminate excess material handling or costly handling steps
Eliminate or reduce redundant process steps
Reduce time spent waiting for parts, orders, people, or information

In manufacturing environments, waste reductions create the benefits of reduced manufacturing cycle time, reduced labour expenditures, improved product quality, space savings, reduced inventory, and quicker response to the customer. When waste is reduced or eliminated across the supply chain, overall cycle time is improved, labour and staff costs are reduced, product quality and delivery are improved, inventories are reduced, and customer lead-time shortened. The net effect is the entire supply chain is more efficient and responsive to customer needs.
This half-day workshop aims to introduce the lean principles, different types of wastes, roadmap for going lean and toolkit for detailed Value Stream Mapping (VSM). There will be a hands-on session for participants to experience the VSM.


Mr Roland Lim, Research Scientist, SIMTech Ms Laura Xu, Senior Research Engineer, SIMTech Mr William Lee, Research Engineer, SIMTech

Who Should Attend

Managers, executives, engineers who are keen on Lean practice or who intend to implement Lean in their companies.  


Pre-registration for the workshop is necessary.
Non-SMS member: S$100.00 (inclusive of 7% GST) SIMTech Member: S$80.00 (inclusive of 7% GST) Fee inclusive of workshop notes, experimental tools, buffet lunch and refreshment. 

SIMTech members enjoy 20% discount, terms and conditions apply. (Limited to 2 participants for Category I members, and 4 participants for Category II members). Companies which join SMS now enjoy a complimentary TIP (Technology Infusion Programme) seat.

For enquiry on SMS Membership: Please contact Devi at 6793 8388 or email for more details.