Continuous Improvement in Manufacturing L5

Date: 20th June 2019 -
27th July 2019
Time: 09:00 - 17:00
Duration: 2 Days plus exam & assignment
Venue: Athlone Sheraton Hotel
Address: 2 Classroom Days
1.5 hr exam Sat 6 July 2019
Assignment Submission 20 Sept 2019
Event details

Continuous Improvement in Manufacturing L5



The primary objective of this CI blended learning programme is to train and certify employees, within the Life Sciences sector, in CI methodologies and tools (Lean & Six Sigma). The skills and knowledge gained is expected to lead to fewer errors, higher performance, less waste, lower costs and higher efficiencies in the sector. It is expected that participants will gain a thorough understanding of Lean Principles and be able to implement ‘lean’ improvements in their areas of responsibility, thereby assisting in the transformation of their organisation into a leaner and more competitive enterprise leading to added value to products and services.


Course Outline/Content

The course is delivered over 7 sessions. The following modules are designed to provide participants with knowledge, skills and competencies in CI tools:-

1. Introduction to Continuous Improvement

2. Value Stream

3. 5S and the Visual Factory

4. Problem Solving / Mistake Proofing

5. Control of Variances

6. Equipment Effectiveness & Performance (TPM, OEE, SMED)

7. Sustaining Progress

Course delivery consists of a mix of formal sessions, group sessions, breakout sessions, demonstration, practical tasks and multimedia/PowerPoint presentations. Participants will receive a comprehensive Irish Medtech Skillnet Training Manual as they begin their course.


Entry Requirements/Arrangements

There are no minimum entry requirements for the course. However, it is expected that participants will have experience working in the Life Sciences sector, in the areas of manufacturing and/or manufacturing support functions such as Materials, Quality, Finance and Engineering. It is also expected that one has a keen interest in developing skills in CI tools. A good level of English is required.

Certification and Assessment

This is a QQI certified course and successful participants will receive the Certificate in Continuous Improvement in Manufacturing (Code 5N1915) at Level 5 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).

Assessment consists of a Theory Test (40%) and the preparation and submission of a Portfolio of Coursework (60%).

Participants are expected to complete some study/learning outside of the formal delivery of the course to successfully complete the required assessments.



For all queries on the event, please call the event organiser:
Michelle Reinecke-Quain, Tel: +353 61 431802

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Per delegate: €400.00
(plus VAT)
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