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Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC)

Organization(s) Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center
Project Description The Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center (VMEC) does not just teach lean manufacturing. The VMEC team is committed to transferring knowledge and experience with lean for systematic project planning and detailed implementation support for lean projects. Through this commitment, the VMEC team enables companies to successfully initiate lean transformations and progress on their lean journey. Over 3,000 Vermont manufacturing employees (shop floor to top management) have taken the lean manufacturing courses offered by VMEC in the three years the courses have been offered. The courses can dramatically reduce work in process, stuck on the shop floor; inventory overstock; as well as general waste. VMEC augments its broad offering of lean workshops with onsite assistance to Vermont manufacturing companies, with three levels of involvement as described below: Onsite Training in Lean Principles & Techniques: VMEC can conduct any of its workshops at an in-house facility and can customize the material to maximize the benefit to employees. At this level, VMEC trains employees to execute the improvements with internal resources. The workshop topics include Principles of Lean Manufacturing, Value Stream Mapping, Set-up Reduction, 5S, Visual Organization, and Total Productive Maintenance. Onsite Training with Implementation Assistance: VMEC can help organize lean projects and provide ongoing advisory follow-up services as the project unfolds. Full Implementation Service: VMEC staff also works closely with onsite teams to execute the planned project. This option helps a company with limited staff to manage lean improvements and maintain momentum.

More Info www.vmec.org
Project Contact
Name Lisa Henderson
Phone 802-728-1432
Project Keywords
Areas of P2 Expertise Environmental Management Systems
Activity Keywords Training/workshops
Newsletter Northeast Assistance & Pollution Prevention News - Vol. 14 No. 2, Fall 2004


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