Using Interactive Games and Simulations to Drive Operational Improvement
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About the Event
A series of interactive games, educational simulations and team exercises will be delivered during the course of the day to drive various learnings associated with Operational Improvement in the Mining / Mineral Processing industry. These learnings can be applied to specific improvements of a process, as well as general improvement of business practices. Everyone will have a chance to participate with each game, either directly or indirectly. A brief introduction to the theory will be offered prior to each game, and analysis / debrief after each game.
· Variation and Bottlenecks (Dice)
o Impact of variation on the overall performance and improvement roadmap.
o Understanding bottlenecks.
o Expected vs Actual Performance linked to decision making.
· Lean Zone Production Methodology (Lego)
o Impact of supplier problems, labor skills, deadlines, quality control and other real-life situations incorporated into each round/phase of the simulation.
o Visual, hands-on demonstration of how changes can improve productivity.
o Helps break down employees' natural resistance to change, making it a practical and entertaining way to introduce new concepts, open constructive dialogue and demonstrate the positive aspects of well-planned directed change.
· Measurement System Analysis (Caliper)
o Impact of operator / analyst and instrument on the overall quality of a measurement system.
o Gage study of a measurement system.
o Understanding the difference between accuracy and precision, and how good is acceptable.
· Design of Experiment (Effervescent Tablets)
o Impact of factors and interactions on identifying optimum conditions for dissolution.
o Design of Experiment to obtain maximum information with minimum number of trials.
o Identify which inputs cause a significant effect on the output (main effects), as well as potential interactions and an overall (predictive) transfer function.