Lean Manufacturing workshop to be held by MSU

The Montana Manufacturing Extension Center (MMEC) at MSU will offer a workshop geared toward Lean Manufacturing, a set of tools developed by the MMEC to help clients achieve greater productivity within their manufacturing processes. The workshop will offer 10 weeks of classes from the Society of Manufacturing Engineers’ (SME) Lean Bronze Program (LBP), and will start on Tuesday, March 20.

The MMEC is a statewide business outreach center based within MSU’s Norm Asbjornson College of Engineering that claims to specialize in the “[assessment of] your business operations today [in order to] help you grow, innovate, and enhance profits for tomorrow.”

The LBP will focus on helping participants improve employable management and organizational skills. The workshop aims to teach participants how to create work environments that encourage continual improvement within their employed workforce. The workshop will provide participants with an opportunity to tour and experience the principles of “Lean Manufacturing” first-hand within businesses that have already adopted the principles taught by the class. The LBP will also focus on improving the perception that participants have of exploitable opportunities within their respective fields.

The program has enjoyed success during the past years as its teaching has helped to grow and improve the methods of Montana businesses. For more information about the MMEC and to register for the workshop visit www.montana.edu/mmec/training.