Principles of lean manufacturing

A classroom and Buzz Electronic simulation
Monday, Oct. 24 Location Code
8:00am-5:00pm Houston A, 3rd floor MW/16

Understand the eight wastes in manufacturing. Learn about standardized work, workplace organization, visual controls, set-up reduction, batch size reduction, point of use storage, quality at the source, workforce practices and pull systems.


The principles of lean manufacturing with live simulation is the first step to learning the principles of lean manufacturing. This workshop is a mix of classroom and live simulation – no previous experience required. Attendees begin by manufacturing simulated circuit boards in a traditional manufacturing setting. The results of the first simulation round will provide the setting for continuous improvement applying lean manufacturing principles.


TMAC delivers hands-on business management, technology and operations solutions to a wide range of businesses, including manufacturing, distribution, logistics, construction, health care and government. It has a wide array of services that accelerate profitable growth by developing and improving products, processes and people. Focus areas include strategic management, technology and operations. TMAC's Mission: To increase the global competitiveness of the Texas economy by working to grow the extended manufacturing enterprise.

Presenters: Rodney Reddic / Brandon Phoenix

Rodney Reddic has over 25 years’ experience of progressive operations, engineering and plant management in addition to consulting in diverse industries from manufacturing to health care. He spent the past 10 years providing consulting services to TMAC customers through lean deployment, process improvement and facilities layout. He has proven ability to achieve sustainable results through the deployment of the Lean Management System. Reddic received his BSc. degree in industrial engineering from Texas A&M University. He is a lean six sigma black belt and is SME lean bronze-certified.  

Brandon Phoenix has more than 20 years of experience in operations management. He has performed numerous lean transformations and lean six sigma projects, as well as project management. Phoenix has a bachelor of arts degree in operations management. He is certified in lean bronze, TS 16949 and ISO. He is a lean six sigma black belt, a Shingo examiner and a Quality Texas/Baldrige examiner.