Certified Lean Design Engineer for Manufacturing & Assembly (CLDeMA)

The Certified Lean Design Engineer for Manufacturing & Assembly (CLDeMA) Certification Course by Tonex offers a comprehensive exploration of Lean principles as they apply to the design process in manufacturing and assembly settings. Participants will delve into the methodologies, tools, and best practices essential for optimizing product design to enhance manufacturability, assembly efficiency, and overall quality. Through a combination of lectures, case studies, and hands-on exercises, participants will gain practical insights into integrating Lean principles into the design phase, ultimately driving cost reduction, waste elimination, and improved production outcomes.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the foundational principles of Lean manufacturing and its application to the design process.
  • Learn techniques for optimizing product design to enhance manufacturability and assembly efficiency.
  • Gain proficiency in identifying and eliminating waste in the design phase to streamline production processes.
  • Explore Lean tools and methodologies such as Value Stream Mapping, 5S, and Kaizen, and their role in design optimization.
  • Develop skills in cross-functional collaboration to facilitate seamless integration of Lean principles into the design process.
  • Acquire knowledge of risk management strategies to mitigate design-related challenges and ensure product quality.
  • Learn how to leverage Lean design practices to enhance innovation, agility, and responsiveness to market demands.
  • Master the art of continuous improvement in design through feedback mechanisms and iterative refinement.

Audience: This certification course is ideal for professionals involved in product design, engineering, manufacturing, and assembly across various industries. It is suitable for:

  • Design engineers seeking to enhance their expertise in Lean principles and optimize their design processes for improved manufacturability and assembly efficiency.
  • Manufacturing and production managers interested in integrating Lean practices into the design phase to drive operational excellence and cost savings.
  • Quality assurance professionals aiming to enhance product quality and reliability through Lean-driven design optimization.
  • Anyone involved in the product development lifecycle looking to gain a competitive edge by mastering Lean principles in design engineering.

Participants should have a basic understanding of manufacturing processes and product design concepts to fully benefit from this certification course.

Program Outlines:

Module 1: Introduction to Lean Design Engineering

  • Principles of Lean Manufacturing
  • Lean Design Engineering Fundamentals
  • Importance of Design Optimization for Manufacturing
  • Integration of Lean Principles into Design Process
  • Cross-Functional Collaboration in Lean Design
  • Case Studies on Lean Design Implementation

Module 2: Design for Manufacturability (DFM)

  • Understanding Design for Manufacturability (DFM) Principles
  • Identifying Design Constraints and Requirements
  • Design Simplification Techniques
  • Material Selection for Manufacturing Efficiency
  • Designing for Standardization and Modularization
  • Cost Analysis in Design for Manufacturability

Module 3: Design for Assembly (DFA)

  • Introduction to Design for Assembly (DFA)
  • Principles of Assembly Efficiency
  • Designing for Ease of Assembly
  • Minimizing Parts Count and Complexity
  • Assembly Sequence Optimization
  • DFA Software Tools and Applications

Module 4: Lean Tools and Methodologies for Design Optimization

  • Value Stream Mapping (VSM) in Design
  • 5S Principles for Organized Design Workspace
  • Kaizen Techniques for Continuous Improvement in Design
  • Poka-Yoke (Error Proofing) in Design
  • Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) in Design
  • Design of Experiments (DOE) for Optimization

Module 5: Risk Management in Lean Design Engineering

  • Understanding Design Risks and Challenges
  • Risk Identification and Assessment Techniques
  • Mitigation Strategies for Design Risks
  • Design Verification and Validation Processes
  • Design Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (DFMEA)
  • Regulatory Compliance and Risk Management in Design

Module 6: Continuous Improvement in Lean Design

  • Principles of Continuous Improvement in Design
  • Feedback Mechanisms for Design Optimization
  • Iterative Design Refinement Process
  • Lean Design Metrics and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Implementing Lean Design Culture
  • Case Studies on Continuous Improvement in Lean Design