Graphic Media Alliance

Online Education

Leading from Your Heart!

Provided by the Ohio BWC

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

11 am - 12 pm

The leadership, coaching, and engagement necessary to achieve a zero-incident safety culture.

Featuring David Sarkus, Founder of David Sarkus International, a leading health and safety management consulting and training firm.


Lean Manufacturing Training Series

Is your printing business optimizing productivity and working to eliminate waste? Companies that learn and practice Lean manufacturing techniques in all phases of their operation do just that, in a teachable and measurable fashion.

Interested in learning how Lean manufacturing can bring your company to the next level? Don’t miss the Print Affiliates' virtual Lean manufacturing training series coming this fall! Train your whole team for one low price during our “Lunch and Learn” program schedule.

Program Details

Value Proposition

  • Customized virtual, instructor-led training curriculum and demonstrated application to actual projects
  • Recorded sessions can be viewed at your convenience
  • Interactive training tools and techniques
  • Attain business results – reduce product cost, cut lead times, improve quality, reduce inventory levels
  • Increased profits
  • Improved factory output
  • Reduced waste, errors, and cost of operation
  • More streamlined and efficient operations
  • Free up working capital and capacity to handle the higher sales volume

Location

All sessions will be conducted via Zoom. Participants will receive logins and links after registration.

Sessions

Session 1 – Lean 101 | October 21, 2021 | 12:00 - 1:30 pm

Key management, staff and operations will be trained in the basics of Lean across the entire enterprise. Participants will learn the terms and techniques of Lean and have a common language to use, going forward.

Session 2 – 5S Workplace Organization | November 4, 2021 | 12:00 - 1:30 pm

5S stands for Sort, Straighten, Shine, Standardize, Sustain!  Organize your workspace so that frequently used tools and materials are within reach. Identify waste opportunities and brainstorm solutions. Keeping a workspace organized and clean is essential to removing waste and maximizing efficiency. Make the improvement sustainable.

Session 3 – Value Stream Mapping | November 18, 2021 | 12:00 - 1:30 pm

Analyze the flow of material and information of a process through the company, determine where the greatest opportunities are and create an implementation plan with measurable impact.

Session 4 – Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) | December 2, 2021 | 12:00 - 1:30 pm

  • What are you measuring?
  • What results do you want?
  • How are you measuring and reporting,
  • Are you measuring the right KPIs?

Session 5 – Kaizen (Rapid Improvement) | December 16, 2021 | 12:00 - 1:30 pm

Who, what, why and how of preparing for and executing a rapid improvement project to get quick results.

Session 6 – Setup Reduction | January 6, 2021 | 12:00 - 1:30 pm
As customers reduce run sizes and introduce variation, the production process needs to become more flexible and responsive to customer requirements, making for more changeovers and setups and increasing expenses. This makes it imperative that the time required for changeover be reduced or eliminated to the extent possible.  Learn how to conduct a quick changeover/setup reduction event with your team.

Session 7 – Sustaining Your Improvements (Standard Work / Visual Forty) | January 20, 2022 | 12:00 - 1:30 pm

Work with your team to determine best practices for each process, document them, and train to that standard, which eliminates variance and sets expectations. Use visual cues to communicate expectations and objectives

Cost to Participate (Per Connection)

Per Program (Pick and Choose Sessions):
GMA Members: $100.00 

Entire Series – 10% Discount:
GMA Member: $600

Register Today!

About The Instructors

Bob Curtis – Consultant with Summit Safety & Efficiency Solutions, supporting efforts aimed at Productivity, Efficiency, and Throughput. Providing Lean Education and Implementation to manufacturers and distributors in the Tri-State area. President of his own Consulting firm.  Focused on issues in manufacturing and distribution, including Operational Improvement, Facility Design & Layout, Operations Design, Materials Handling, Lean Manufacturing Training and Warehouse Management Systems. Past experience includes Vice President Operations for a large “medical office supplies” distribution company that tripled in size in 3 years with next day distribution in an area from New England, west to Ohio, and south to Virginia and President of a firm manufacturing high-quality, handcrafted antique replica art frames, for museums, galleries and collectors. Bob also held positions from Industrial Engineer to Plant Manager to Vice President Operations to Executive Vice President over a 20-year period for a premium-priced International cosmetics group, with 8 major brands, 12 plants across North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. Bob has an Industrial Engineering Degree from NYU and did graduate work at Stevens Institute in NJ.

Howard Klein  – Consultant with Summit Safety & Efficiency Solutions, Sigman/Kaiden, & Herbert Davis supporting efforts aimed at Productivity, Efficiency, and Throughput. Providing Lean Education and Implementation to manufacturers and distributors in the Metro NYC area. President of his own Consulting firm. Focused on issues in manufacturing and distribution, including Operational Improvement, Facility Design & Layout, Operations Design, Materials Handling, Lean Manufacturing Training and Warehouse Management Systems. Past experience includes being Director of Operations for a large textile distribution company. Responsible for designing, commissioning and managing the start-up and operation of Welspun's US textile distribution operations for towels and bedding products. This included equipment selection and installation management, as well as hiring management, administrative staff and hourly personnel. Howard also held positions from Industrial Engineer to Director of Operations over a 20-year period for a premium-priced International cosmetics group, with 8 major brands, 12 plants across North America, Latin America, Europe and Asia. Howard has an Industrial Engineering Degree from Penn State, and Masters in Industrial Engineering at NYU.


Sales Vault

The Sales Vault is: A resource for salespeople and selling owners in the Graphic Arts featuring live events, such as workshops and peer to peer discussions, downloadable sales tools such as prospecting letters and voicemail scripts, and 35+ years of archived training content organized by sales challenge and available on demand.

As a GMA member, you receive 30 days free followed by a discounted monthly rate of $30/participant. 

Activate your free 30-day membership and take a live course or view the archived training content (videos, articles, columns, blogs, podcasts) available 24/7.

Other Vault resources:

  • Downloadable prospecting letters;
  • One killer-good intro letter only the bravest of the brave send out;
  • A downloadable voicemail script
  • 15 on-demand video sales courses
  • Archived sales content searchable by sales challenge

Check out the Sales Vault!


Contact your BDD if you need more information about online education options.