Certified Lean Design Technician for Manufacturing & Assembly (CLDtMA)

The Certified Lean Design Technician for Manufacturing & Assembly (CLDtMA) Certification Course offered by Tonex equips participants with the essential skills and knowledge to excel in lean design methodologies tailored for manufacturing and assembly processes. This comprehensive program delves into the principles, tools, and techniques necessary to optimize product design, enhance manufacturing efficiency, and streamline assembly operations within diverse industrial settings. Participants will gain hands-on experience and practical insights through interactive sessions, case studies, and collaborative exercises, enabling them to contribute effectively to lean initiatives and drive continuous improvement initiatives within their organizations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the fundamentals of lean manufacturing and its application to design processes.
  • Learn how to identify and eliminate waste in product design to enhance efficiency and reduce costs.
  • Acquire proficiency in lean design tools and methodologies, including value stream mapping, 5S, and mistake-proofing.
  • Explore strategies for integrating lean principles into the product development lifecycle.
  • Develop skills in optimizing manufacturing and assembly processes for improved quality and productivity.
  • Gain insights into the role of cross-functional collaboration and stakeholder engagement in lean design initiatives.
  • Learn how to assess and improve design for manufacturability (DFM) and design for assembly (DFA) considerations.
  • Obtain practical knowledge in implementing lean design techniques through real-world case studies and simulations.
  • Prepare for the CLDtMA certification exam through comprehensive review sessions and practice assessments.
  • Demonstrate proficiency in lean design principles and methodologies to drive organizational success and innovation.

Audience: The Certified Lean Design Technician for Manufacturing & Assembly (CLDtMA) Certification Course is designed for professionals involved in product design, manufacturing engineering, process improvement, and quality management within manufacturing and assembly industries. This course is suitable for individuals seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills in lean methodologies, as well as those aiming to pursue certification to validate their expertise in lean design techniques. Participants may include engineers, project managers, quality assurance professionals, manufacturing supervisors, and other professionals keen on driving operational excellence and continuous improvement initiatives within their organizations.

Program Outlines:

Module 1: Fundamentals of Lean Manufacturing and Design

  • Introduction to Lean Principles
  • History and Evolution of Lean Manufacturing
  • Lean Thinking and Value Creation
  • Eight Wastes in Manufacturing
  • Principles of Lean Design
  • Lean Culture and Leadership

Module 2: Lean Design Tools and Methodologies

  • Value Stream Mapping (VSM)
  • 5S Methodology
  • Poka-Yoke (Mistake-Proofing)
  • Kaizen Events and Rapid Improvement Workshops
  • Just-in-Time (JIT) Production
  • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

Module 3: Integrating Lean into Product Development Lifecycle

  • Lean Product Development Principles
  • Design for Manufacturability (DFM)
  • Design for Assembly (DFA)
  • Concurrent Engineering
  • Lean Product Design Tools
  • Continuous Improvement in Product Development

Module 4: Optimization of Manufacturing Processes

  • Lean Production Systems
  • Cellular Manufacturing
  • Pull Production Systems (Kanban)
  • Single-Minute Exchange of Die (SMED)
  • Standard Work and Work Instructions
  • Visual Management in Manufacturing

Module 5: Lean Assembly Techniques

  • Assembly Line Balancing
  • Lean Assembly Cells
  • Mistake-Proofing in Assembly
  • Standardized Work in Assembly
  • Takt Time and Cycle Time Optimization
  • Line Layout Optimization

Module 6: Implementation and Continuous Improvement

  • Lean Implementation Strategies
  • Change Management in Lean Initiatives
  • Lean Project Management
  • Lean Metrics and Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Sustaining Lean Improvements
  • Continuous Improvement Culture