Lean for Manufacturing

  • Lean for Manufacturing, JobshopLean

Lean for Manufacturing: Adapting Lean for High Mix, Low Volume

May 10 - 11, 2018

Learn the Lean processes for High-Mix, Low-Volume Manufacturing procedures to know what orders to process on an hour-by-hour basis during any shift on any given day of the week.

Please contact RaDell Gibbs at rgibbs@austin.utexas.edu for more information.

Course # EN18053
Date(s) May 10 - 11, 2018
Time(s) 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Thursday and Friday
Instructor(s) Dr. Shahrukh Irani

Early Registration ends April 10, 2018
Early Registration Fee: $850.00

Regular Registration Fee: $950.00
Group Registration Fee*: $850.00
*For groups of three or more participants, contact Event Program Coordinator to register.

Fee Includes: Instructional Materials, verification of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) earned, breakfast, lunch, refreshments, and the following reference texts:

  • JobshopLean: Adapting Lean for High-Mix Low-Volume (HMLV) Manufacturing

To attain full course Continuing Education Credits (CEU's) through the University of Texas at Austin and Lean for Manufacturing: Adapting Lean for High Mix, Low Volume Certification from Lean & Flexible, LLC, each participant must complete the following:

  • In-class attendance to include seven (7) workshops and active participation
  • Definition of a Lean for High-Mix Low-Volume project with a clear problem statement, baseline metric, and project sponsor
  • Completion of a project under the supervision of the course instructor that results in a project report that is well written and well documented, clearly showing the use of Lean for Manufacturing High-Mix Low-Volume tools and methodologies in generating ROI for the participant's company or sponsor
CEUs 1.6
Location Engineering Education & Research Center Building (EER)
Room 3.640 & 3.642
2501 Speedway
Austin, TX 78712
Map and Directions

Please contact RaDell Gibbs at rgibbs@austin.utexas.edu for more information.

Course Overview

Download Agenda Lean for Manufacturing

This two-day course will teach a modified approach – JobshopLean – to implement the Principles of Lean in any make-to-order high-mix low-volume manufacturing facility.

This modified approach is a proven combination of Industrial Engineering practices and methods inspired by the simple, intuitive and proven methods of "Toyota IE". The course is a computer-aided alternative to implement Lean in the very different and challenging sector of high-mix low-volume manufacturing, especially small and mid-size manufacturers whose products cannot be produced like Toyota does automobiles.

Key Learning Objectives:

  • Learn that there are two professions – Industrial Engineering and Operations Management
  • Develop a better position to implement Lean/TPS
  • Learn how to maintain the benefits of Lean for Manufacturing as a better way of business life

Benefits to you:

  • Walk away with a clear vision that JobshopLean blends the best operational practices
  • Learn how to use Production Flow Analysis for implementing Lean in any high-mix low-volume manufacturing facility
  • Refresh your skills at identifying waste on the shop floor using a Spaghetti Diagram, Value Stream Map and Process Analysis
  • Study the inner workings of an actual manufacturing cell that uses Lean practices
  • Participate in an interactive simulation that teaches operations scheduling for a manufacturing cell
  • Learn to collaborate extensively with one or more top-ranked Engineering programs


  • An attendee should:
    • Be working for a high-mix low-volume manufacturer
    • Be reasonably conversant with Lean
    • (Optional) Have a degree in Industrial Engineering, Operations Management or other related engineering/management discipline(s)

Who should attend:

  • This training is designed for manufacturers who have the following SIC (Standard Industrial Classification) codes 20xx, 23xx, 24xx, 25xx, 31xx, 34xx, 35xx, 36xx, 37xx, 38xx and 39xx
  • This training is geared towards the business owner/President, COO, VP-Operations, Director-Operation, Operations Manager, Plant Manager, Consultant, Facility Planner, Manufacturing Engineer, Industrial Engineer, Production Supervisor, Lean Six Sigma Practitioner, Lean Champion

This course is provided in partnership with:

  • Texas Engineering Executive Education
  • Lean + Flexible

"Dr. Irani and his team are on the cusp of success through the implementation of JobshopLean concepts and the exploitation of the Production Flow Analysis Simplification Toolkit. Since 2001 Dr. Irani has made great strides in not only developing these concepts deeply but also broadly."
-Jon Tirpak / Forging Industry Association – Department of Defense Manufacturing Consortium

"Dr. Irani used his JobshopLean methodologies to improve our high-mix, low volume manufacturing operation. Multiple lean projects were completed over the multi-month engagement, but most were focused on reduction of inventory waste and waiting waste. I strongly recommend Dr. Irani as a consultant or guide for high mix manufacturing operations that are on the lean journey, or looking to begin."
-Jeff Contreras – Vice president of Operation - Trafficware

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