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Production Measurement: Benchmarking & Buy-in
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 Export to Your Calendar 2/14/2019 to 2/15/2019
When: (Thurs-Fri) February 14-15, 2019
Where: Atlas Container
8140 Telegraph Road
Severn, Maryland 
United States
Contact: Chelsea May
(703) 836-2422

Online registration is available until: 2/14/2019
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Course Description:

Welcome to the War Room, where productive team members understand their jobs, know how to measure their work, and work together to improve. In this course, you’ll practice using tools to increase productivity and reduce employee turnover in the War Room of the virtual company Kardboard R Us and on the real host plant floor. 

Participants will work together, with the goal of cutting setup times by 65%. All of the tools in the War Room will be used to ensure lasting success. Real-time learning will include a setup reduction process with a host plant crew.  

You Will Take Home Tools That Involve Crews In:

  • Benchmark your machine
  • Measurement of Key Performance Indicators
  • Solving and preventing problems
  • Build buy-in so they act like they own the place
Tools for Buy-in:
  • Team Charter
  •  Project Plan
  • A3 Reporting
Tools to Measure Progress:
  • Key performance indicators
  • Overall Equipment Effectiveness

Tools to Improve the Process, Find & Eliminate Problems:

  • Fishbone Diagram
  • TIMWOOD waste reduction
  • Lessons Learned

During the seminar, participants prepare an action plan for the application of best practices in their home plants. After the seminar, participants are part of an online meeting to check progress and offer coaching for increased implementation success.


Who Should Attend:

  • Operators
  • Leaders in Training
  • Production Leaders/Managers


Preliminary Agenda:

Thursday, February 14, 2019
8:00AM Welcome, Introduction, and Boss Mandate
9:15AM Tour of host facility
10:00AM Measurement at host and participant plants. Where does it hurt?
10:30AM Break
10:45AM Project Planning; What do we need to succeed?
11:00AM Diagnosis #1; Getting accurate production data
12:00PM Lunch
1:00PM Diagnosis #2; Overall Equipment Effectiveness calculation (Review a month of host plant data by shift)
1:45PM Diagnosis #3; Waste Identification TIMWOOD
2:15PM Machine observation: TIMWOOD and live OEE data gathering
2:45PM Break 
3:00PM Fill TIMWOOD & Prioritize, calculate of OEE and report out
-Identify top three issues
3:30PM A3 planning & reporting
3:45PM Complete A3 Plans for top three issues
4:15PM Adjorn
6:00PM Reception at Hotel

Friday, February 15th, 2019
8:00AM Check progress and yeahbuts 
8:20AM Team Charter; build one for each A3 project
9:20AM Key Performance Indicators; for crew and suppliers
9:40AM Break
9:55AM Visual Workplace Essentials for changeover
10:40AM Plan to reduce changeover time (and other time wasters)
11:30AM Lunch
12:15PM Review changeover game footage with crew. Spaghetti Diagrams and TIMWOOD. Capture activities and times required for each. 
1:00PM Assess current state (is this typical duration and activity?)
1:15PM Find waste and prioritize actions
1:30PM Break
1:45PM Level the time for all duties; plan the future state
2:15PM Build an action plan for training and tools required to achieve future state
2:30PM Draft SOP for each crew member
3:00PM Place shapes and numbers on machine for draft procedure.
3:15PM Break
3:30PM A3 Project planning and report
4:15PM Adjourn


Course Location:

Atlas Container | 8140 Telegraph Road | Severn, MD 21144-3204

Atlas Container is a manufacturer of corrugated packaging and display products. They deliver with their own trucks and run their own manufacturing equipment, so customers are buying directly from the source with no middle man.They have several printing machines to customize any packaging needs. They also have two state-of-the art, design and testing departments that can create or re-engineer packaging prototypes.

Hotel Location: 

Towne Place (Marriott Property)

7021 Arundel Mills Circle | Hanover, MD  21070 | (410) 379-9000

Group Rate: $139 (Group Code: AICC) Hotel Cut Off Date: February 1, 2019


Registration Information:

Should You Attend Both or Just One Production Seminar?

We are offering these two courses together to give you the opportunity to expand your knowledge quickly and at less expense, however, each course was developed to stand alone. You don't need to attend one course in order to participate in the other. Attending both will grow you as a Leader and then go more in-depth in to the tools and practices you need to begin measuring your machines production, creating benchmarks and tracking improvements and creating not only production success but financial success as well.

AICC Member (after Jan 1. 2019)   

  • Production Leadership ONLY $1295 (first person) $795 (additional people)
  • Production Measurement ONLY $1295 (first person) $795 (additional people)
  • Both Courses (Production Leadership & Production Measurement) $1895


  • Production Leadership ONLY $2000
  • Production Measurement ONLY $2000
  • Both Courses (Production Leadership & Production Measurement) $4000