Are the Lean tools what you need to take your business to the next level? Lean is about speed and efficiency. It focuses on reduction of waste, improvement of flow, simplification, standardization, and driving work at the pace of the customer. Lean is also a growth engine – developing the capability to grow the business, without increasing costs. Lean is a great starting point on a continuous improvement journey. It is practical and results oriented, but it isn’t difficult.

This one-week curriculum covers the basics of Lean, with practical examples for both manufacturing and service environments. It is very accessible, highly interactive, and does not require any software besides Microsoft Word and Excel.

Foundations of Lean Agenda

  • Introduction to Lean
  • Project Charter
  • Key Lean Concepts
  • Transactional Lead Time Simulation
  • Document and Analyze the Process (Value Stream Mapping)
  • Introduction to Kaizen and Quick Improvement
  • Process Flow Improvement
  • 5S
  • ABC Stratification
  • Changeover Reduction
  • TPM
  • Replenishment Pull Systems
  • Mistake Proofing
  • Visual Control Methods

Interested in training or curriculum licensing? Contact our team to learn more.

Training Feedback

This course was awesome! I am so motivated to go back to my project and apply these tools. The facilitators were amazing and so knowledgeable. Pace was perfect and the exercises helped a lot. Thank you so much!

– Deployment Leader, Medical Device Manufacturing Company


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