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Lean Design Certification Class Sessions Are Being Held February 23, 24, and 25!

Lean Design Certification Class Sessions Are Now Open!

Have you ever wondered how Sandy comes up with his cost savings ideas or manufacturing improvement solutions?  It does not come from Lean Manufacturing, but instead from the Lean Design Methodology that he created several decades ago and now you too can learn this powerful methodology!

On February 23, 24, and 25th, 9am to 5pm EST, Munro & Associate will be holding live training of the Level 1 Lean Design methodology training.  For a course description follow this link:  https://leandesigncertification.com/course-outline-level-1/

If you are interested, choose the “Enroll Now” option at the bottom of the page to be contacted by one of our associates with help for enrolling students using a P.O. (purchase order) through their company or purchase enrollment online using a credit card by following this link:  Lean Design Certification Training: Level 1 (munrolive.com)

Enrollment will be limited to 45 students, so don’t hesitate to sign up!

2021 Tesla Model 3: E2 – Hoist Review & Some Cost Savings

Sandy Munro Tesla 3 Hoist Review 2021

2021 Tesla Model 3: E2 – Hoist Review & Some Cost Savings

In the second episode of Munro’s new analysis of the Tesla Model 3, Sandy walks us through a hoist review of the vehicle.

First, Sandy addresses a somewhat hidden front access cover under the car that (we think) might be for the euro towing package because you can access the internal front bumper from there.  Why this would appear on a US model, however, is puzzling to Sandy as this would add cost to the vehicle.  That being said, Sandy is very impressed with the snap fits that he finds.  The precision of the snap fits is excellent, leading Sandy to further ponder why the rest of the fit and finish gaps exist on the doors and rear trunk/lights talked about in the last episode.

Next Sandy addresses some of the conspiracies, or at the very least, accusatory comments that we have been getting regarding missing nuts on the upper and lower control arms and the like.  Sandy, however, doesn’t find anything out of sorts on the car like this and, to the contrary, praises Tesla’s suspension.

He goes on to reveal some parts that Tesla has decided to eliminate which, as the man who invented the Lean Design® methodology, Sandy is all too happy to find – discussing the cost savings of these design changes.  But to learn what he found as he crunches the numbers… well you are just going to have to watch the video by Clicking on the link below:

 

Munro Offers World’s First Official Lean Design® Certification Course

Are you ready to start your lean journey?

Munro & Associates is proud to offer the world’s first Lean Design Certification course, developed to teach the basics of the Lean Design® methodology, illustrate its value in the product design process and instill the student with an understanding of how to implement and execute the concepts through the Design Profit® software.

Lean Design® Certification Level One –  the first course of a five step training program to become Design Profit® certified –  demonstrates how the combined use of these tools and methodologies have the ability to influence and impact design cost, quality, weight, producibility and other important factors that affect the overall profit of a company.

Those interested in learning more about the only official Lean Design® Certification course, can find more information here: https://leandesigncertification.com/

Munro & Associates Forms Strategic Alliance With Hinduja Tech

Munro & Associates and Hinduja Tech have announced a strategic alliance which will bring the powerhouse of Hinduja Tech’s CAD design expertise together with Munro’s unique approach to product design through their proprietary Lean Design® Methodology, technology cross-pollination, and teardown benchmarking to create a formidable and complimentary symbiosis.

Hinduja Tech, based in Chennai, India is part of the multi-billion dollar Hinduja Group headquartered in the UK, which boasts a heritage of over 100 years in many key industry sectors. Hinduja Tech’s specific experience in Automotive design spanning across the US, Europe and Asia, brings both capability and understanding of the latest design tools in the market and proves a past healthy pedigree in that sector. Hinduja Tech is known for its “frugal engineering” approach to delivering award winning vehicle programs in emerging markets by compressing the barriers of cost, quality and time.

“We are excited to be partnering with Munro & Associates, as both companies share a passion for delivering award winning engineering services and solutions and will now offer flexibility, disrupting the automotive industry via onshore, nearshore and offshore delivery models,” said Kumar Prabhas, CEO, Hinduja Tech.

Together with Munro’s experience which spans the gamut of manufacturing sectors including Automotive, Heavy Industries, Aerospace, Medical, Consumer Electronics, and Marine to name a few, this alliance will combine both Hinduja Tech’s frugal engineering approach with the inherent cost and weight reduction techniques born from within Munro’s methodologies to provide for their mutual customers a full array of engineering services.

Founded in 1988, the Auburn Hills Michigan based Munro & Associates team has brought billions of dollars in savings to companies across the globe using it’s many services including costing, program management, sustainability, benchmarking and reverse engineering as well as the Lean Design® methodology and other Lean techniques. CEO, Sandy Munro, is excited to be working with Hinduja Tech and sees, “unlimited potential” for both companies to grow in their future endeavors.

Munro & Associates’ World Class Lean Design® Certification is Changing the Industry!

Munro & Associates has long been a provider of training in various Lean methodologies, but now Munro combines its Lean Design® Methodology instruction with its Design Profit® software training into one comprehensive course.

Students will undergo training with Munro’s instructors providing them with the core basics of the Lean Design® Methodology and then proceeding into the practical applications of these new skills in the Design Profit® software. More importantly, the skills and techniques that students learn in this course can be immediately applied in their current projects at work for an immediate return on investment.

Students will learn how implementing Good Design Principals along with other Lean Design® fundamentals becomes the ultimate influencer of profitability and quality in a products life span and that neglecting these principals can result in a design that is bloated, over cost, over weight, and of poor quality. Students will learn how the different Lean Design® techniques are used to consistently remove waste from the product design itself that ultimately results in a more elegant and higher quality product. “You can never have Lean Manufacturing without Lean Design®” will become a mantra and paradigm shift for students as they explore the practical workings of this methodology which has saved companies around the globe Billions of dollars throughout the last 30+ years.

Once the methodology has been imbued in the students, the trainers move on to how to use the Design Profit® software to compile, sort, and analyze data in a visual mapping context which also helps to expedite the product design process which forces a Lean Design® to be procured, avoiding the pitfalls of poor quality drivers BEFORE they are experienced on the manufacturing floor. Students will learn the importance of creating a costed business case for all design decisions which will illuminate both student and executive as to what the best design choices should consist of.

The course ends in an exam which, upon successful completion, results in the student receiving a unique certification number. This certificate number can then be used throughout the rest of their career to prove they have been successfully trained by Munro in their industry changing techniques, garnering them professional clout that can be carried from job to job throughout anywhere in the world.


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