DuPont Performance Coatings (DPC) has announced a training initiative focused on lean process implementation.
“We’ve created a multi-tiered approach to lean implementation for collision shops,” said Jim Evans, DPC national training manager. “We understand that each shop has individual needs, so this program is designed to provide lean information and tools appropriate for each shop’s requirements.”
Lean process is an improvement methodology that considers the expenditure of resources for any means other than the creation of value for the customer to be wasteful, and thus a target for elimination, DPC says.
The DPC lean initiative will begin with a one-day seminar, “SMART Cycle Time II: A Lean Approach,” in most areas in December 2008, and January, February and March 2009. It will provide the basics of lean concepts as well as management by constraints. All SMART Seminars are AMI and I-CAR approved.
Additional lean implementation tools are available to shops through the DPC lean implementation program, and trained consultants are available to assist shops with lean process management.
For more information on these programs or to register for “SMART Cycle Time II: A Lean Approach,” click HERE.