The learner will become familiar with eight principles of collaborative leadership to build a team where members find satisfaction and reward in their job.
Five "S" System in Manufacturing
By Weldon Faull
This objects reviews the Five "S" manufacturing system and helps learners to remember the process.
Six Sigma Training and Certification
By Lee Binz
Learners read descriptions of the following training and certification levels for organizations using a lean approach to quality: "green belt," "black belt," "master black belt," and "champion."
Six Sigma Levels and the Cost of Quality
Learners read how low defect levels can cut production costs. Six Sigma success means reduced inspection expenses, less rework, and fewer customer complaints.
By Elizabeth Jones
Observe disorganization in an office setting and choose solutions to the problems as if playing the board game "Clue."
By Andrea Krabbe
The learner will explore the challenges commonly faced with remaining motivated and identify the obstacles that cause a loss of motivation.
Thinking Outside the Box
By Barbara Liang
Learners examine strategies for evaluating new ideas and accepting change. They consider a list of various reactions to change and a list of actions that enhance teamwork, and check those statements that apply to themselves.
Cash Flow Crunch
By Julann Jatczak
Students read about cash flow problems and review suggestions for dealing with them.
Business Cards Around the World
By Virginia Kirsch
Students read about the use of business cards in various countries and the customs that Americans should follow when presenting a card in those parts of the world.
The Red Tag System Used in the 5S Process
By Kaye Krueger
Learners read about a process for sorting items in the workplace. "Sort" is the first of the five steps in 5S.
Learners view examples of devices that prevent mistakes from occurring.
Learners read about the benefits of grouping machines together for an efficient flow of the product.
Push vs. Pull Systems
In this interactive object, learners read about the differences between push and pull manufacturing systems. A brief quiz completes the activity.
5S for the Office
Learners read how each of the steps in 5S can be used to organize an office.
By Janet Braun
The learner will understand the meaning of terms and acronyms commonly used in a lean production system.
Teamwork Outside the Box
The learner will examine strategies for evaluating new ideas and accepting change that will enhance teamwork.
Time Management Matrix
By Jenner Reinke
Explore what time management is, how to use a time matrix, and how to put it all together and use our new time management skills to accomplish more during your days.
Class 2 Levers: Force Input Angles
By James Bourassa, John Rosz
Learners use trigonometry to calculate angular input forces involving Class 2 mechanical levers.
Learners look through a telescope to see what a company chooses to focus on when making decisions about productivity, reducing waste, retraining, solving problems, and motivating employees.
Learners read how kanban is used in production control.
The Plan-Do-Check-Act Cycle
By James Bork
Students read how the Plan-Do-Check-Act Cycle is used in problem-solving and process improvement. In an interactive exercise, students organize process improvement steps following this model.
The Case for Process Improvement: A Financial Example
Students read how profits can be doubled with the elimination of only a fraction of the "waste" in a company's operation.
Failure Mode and Effects Analysis
Learners follow the FMEA process to predict potential failures and to prevent them. This activity uses the example of getting to work to help participants comprehend the concepts and to apply them to their own work processes.
Writing Effective Business Emails
By VickyWeiland, Rosie Bunnow
The learner will study an effective workplace email being written while a narrator explains the step-by-step process. The learner will distinguish the difference between poorly written and effectively written emails.
Quality Assurance: A Self-Check Exercise
By John Stewart
Learners answer 24 multiple-choice questions regarding quality assurance. Immediate feedback is provided.