The TI-86 Scientific Calculator: Using Complex Numbers
By Patrick Hoppe
This primer introduces the student to the correct method of entering complex numbers into a TI-86 calculator.
The Twelve Principles of Lean Manufacturing
By Weldon Faull
Following a "cut the fat" theme, learners click on 12 drawings of pigs to read about the principles of lean manufacturing.
Who Is My Customer?
By Julann Jatczak
Students complete an exercise to help determine the profile of customers who would use their businesses.
Distinguishing Leadership and Management Activities
By Ann Heidkamp
Students read about the key differences between management and leadership activities. In an interactive activity, they identify typical supervisory activities as either management or leadership and respond with their own examples.
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.
Waste in the Office
By Kaye Krueger
Learners view examples of waste in an office environment and are asked to consider what they can do to eliminate or reduce waste in their own workplace.
Kanban: Your Signal for Action
In this animated object, users view how a kanban signals production to start.
By Kaye Krueger, Keith Lodahl
Learners read how to identify a manufacturer's value streams - the first step to value stream mapping.
Cash Flow Crunch
Students read about cash flow problems and review suggestions for dealing with them.
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.
Problem Solving: Using a Decision Matrix
By Mitch Vesaas
The learner will understand how to use brainstorming and a decision matrix to find the best solution to a problem.
Problem Solving: Using a Run Chart
You'll understand how to use a run chart to describe a manufacturing problem.
Intro to Outlook
By Jenner Reinke
Explore the Microsoft Office Suite, which is so much more than just email.
Critical Thinking: Applying Analysis Steps to a Situation
By Rosie Bunnow
The learner reviews steps in analyzing a process and applies them to a situation in his/her own work or personal life.
Marketing Your Changes
Learners explore actions that can be taken to achieve a buy-in from employees when changes are to be made in the workplace. Students then rank the steps in the order that they should be taken.
Responding to Sexual Harassment
Learners follow the progression of a sexual harassment situation and recount the steps the victim took to deal with the problem.
Icons and Symbols of Value Stream Mapping
In this interactive object, learners view the icons and symbols used most frequently in value steam mapping. A matching activity completes the object.
The Physical and Physiological Problems of Too Much Stress
By Jim Lewis
Learners are shown the effect that too much stress can have on various parts of the body.
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.
Learners read how kanban is used in production control.
The Process Flowchart - an Overview
By James Bork
Students view the steps, symbols, and benefits of creating a process flowchart. They then perform a self-assessment to determine their level of understanding.
The Rejection Letter
By David Wehmeyer
In this learning activity you'll practice formatting a rejection letter by arranging customer service content.
Learners view a heijunka box and read how this tool is used for scheduling production in a pull system.
Learners read about the benefits of grouping machines together for an efficient flow of the product.
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.