CAVS-E team member, Emily Wall, earned a Lean Certificate after completing class hours and an approved course project that targeted substantial benefits to companies. Wall's project utilized innovative digital and technology tools by applying virtual reality methods to create videos that could be used for on-site training of new hires. The video places the trainee in a virtual environment using a VR headset and provides instruction on the processes to be used in the workplace that can be repeated as many times as needed. Wall's project resulted in an over 30% training time reduction for the company that received the training.
CAVS-E offers a variety of professional development certificate training courses geared for the manufacturing and healthcare industries. Lean Certificate Training is designed to help manufacturers, engineers, manufacturing managers, and manufacturing executives learn to develop skills to help them recognize and eliminate waste in the workplace, and how to improve workflow in manufacturing operations. Lean Certificate training is offered throughout the year and is taught by John Moore, Senior Research Engineer at CAVS-E.
Lean training consists of 4 two-day sessions (64 hours of class time) over a four-month period. This training covers a broad spectrum of Lean topics in the areas of customer focus, waste elimination, improvement of flow, and continuous improvement. Each participant is required to utilize techniques and tools on an approved project that targets substantial benefits to their respective organization.