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STLCC’S Center for Business, Industry and Labor Offers Lean Enterprise Seminar

October 27, 2008

St. Louis Community College’s Center for Business, Industry and Labor, in partnership with the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, will present the fifth in a series of Lean Enterprise seminars, titled "Getting Rid of Waste with Value Stream Mapping," Nov. 20.

The seminar begins at 7 p.m. in Room 207 of the Training Center near the Emerson Center for Engineering and Manufacturing on the college’s Florissant Valley campus, 3400 Pershall Road.

Value Stream Mapping is a powerful tool, especially when used in conjunction with the 5S System, for identifying waste in work processes. The first step in the Value Stream Mapping process is for a work team to create a map of the flow of materials and information in its work area, creating a current state map. The team then evaluates each stage of work flow as outlined on the current state map and identifies those segments of work flow which do and do not add value to the product. Finally, the team develops a future state map based on extracting from the work flow as many activities as possible that do not add value to the product.

Seminar registration is $25. Checks payable to St. Louis Community College should be sent to Andrea Morrison at 300 S. Broadway, St. Louis, MO 63102. Participants also may pay by telephone with a credit card by calling 314-539-5341, or online by visiting http://www.cbil.org/online_registration.htm.