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Certified Lean Foundation and Practitioner Course Outline

Module 1: About Lean

  • Path to Value
  • Key Lean Terms and Concepts
  • Gemba Walk

Module 2: Five Steps pf Lean Thinking

  • Process Stapling
  • Lean Temple

Module 3: Customers, Processes, and Waste

  • What are Customers?
  • What is a Process?
  • Tension Between VOB and VOC
  • What Do We Mean by Value?
  • Path to Value and Dealing with Values
  • Eight Wastes of Lean

Module 4: Key Lean Metrics

  • Introduction to Key Lean Metrics
  • Tools and Techniques
  • Spaghetti (Movement/Transportation) Diagrams
  • Measles Charts
  • Lean Triad
  • What is of 5S and Steps of 5S
  • Introduction to Poka Yoke and Types
  • What is SMED?
  • How SMED Looks Like?
  • Voice of Customer (VOC)
  • Customer Segmentation
  • Four Steps of VOC Methodology and Tools
    • Identify Customers
    • Gather Customer Information
    • Analyse Customer Information
    • Determine Customer Needs
  • Customer Segmentation
  • SIPOC
  • Overview of the Kano Model
  • What is a Critical to Quality (CTQ)?
  • Common Terminology
  • Identifying the Root Cause
  • Five Whys
  • Root Cause Analysis (Fishbone)
  • Reverse Fishbone
  • Control Frameworks
  • Overview
  • Three C’s
  • Eight Ds
  • Plan Do Check Act
  • Introduction to Kaizen
  • Kaizen Philosophy
  • Kaizen Events
  • Formal Kaizen Roles and Process

Module 5: Managing and Building Lean Teams

  • Managing Teams
  • Lean Teams
  • Features of Lean Teams
  • High Performing Teams (HPT)
  • High Performance Challenge
  • Contrasting Team Structures
  • Managing Progress and Demonstrating Control
  • Kanban Board
  • MoSCoW Prioritisation
  • Daily Stand-Ups
  • Work Cells
  • Self-Managed Team Philosophy
  • Lean Manager and the Self-Managed Team
  • Personality Styles
  • Autonomous HPTs

Module 6: Problem-Solving

  • Problem Solving
  • Problem Solving Framework
  • A Seven-Step Problem Solving Methodology
  • Prioritisation Tools

Module 7: Visual Management

  • Introduction to Visual Management
  • Guidelines for Visual Management
  • Advanced Intelligence Methods
  • Ways of Gathering the VOC
  • Intelligence Gathering: Top Tips
  • Critical to Quality Trees

Module 8: Advanced VOC

  • Advanced Intelligence Methods
  • Ways of Gathering the VOC
  • Intelligence Gathering: Top Tips
  • Critical to Quality Trees

Module 9: Lean Metrics

  • Metrics
  • Measures and Targets
  • Metrics Drive Behaviour
  • Traditional Vs Lean Metrics
  • Choosing the Right Metrics
  • Things to Consider When Selecting Metrics
  • Useful Metrics
  • First and Second Project Metrics
  • Metrics and Measures Roadmap

Module 10: Process Measurement

  • What are Lean Process Measurements?
  • Two Level Measures
  • Four Sub-Metrics
  • Calculating OEE and TEPP
  • OEE is Not a Magic Number
  • First Time Quality
  • Work in Progress
  • Completed Orders Metrics
  • Delivery Metrics
  • Warranty Metrics
  • Customer Feedback Metrics
  • Reporting Metrics
  • Aims of Data Collection
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Process Measurement Points
  • List of Criteria for a Good Measure
  • Gauge R and R
  • Measurement System Resolution
  • Brief Description of Data Collection Planning
  • Five Steps of Data Collection Process
  • Data Collection Sheet
  • Frequency and Sample Size
  • Evolving Data Collection Plan

Module 11: Total Productive Maintenance

  • TPM in a Nutshell
  • What is TPM?
  • TPM: Goals
  • Why is TPM Needed?
  • Benefits of TPM
  • TPM: What to Focus On?
  • TPM: Where Should it be Applied?
  • TPM Maturity Levels
  • TPM Health Check
  • Implementation Structure of TPM
  • Establish Infrastructure
  • Eliminate Top Issues
  • Training
  • Conduct Autonomous
  • Conduct Planned Maintenance
  • Design Maintenance Prevention

Module 12: Process Levelling (Heijunka)

  • Heijunka
  • Heijunka in a Nutshell
  • Process Levelling Overview
  • Production Levelling
  • Demand Levelling
  • Sequencing
  • Sequencing Concepts
  • Single Piece Flow
  • First in First Out
  • Pull
  • Kanban
  • Three-Bin System
  • Kanban Operation Rules
  • Andon
  • Process Levelling
  • Resource Scheduling
  • Theory of Constraints and TOC Process
  • Other Techniques to Enable Level Scheduling
  • Process Levelling in the Office
  • What is the Minimum Cycle Time for a Form?
  • Putting it All Together
  • Lean Office: How it Was?

Module 13: Value Stream Mapping

  • Process Maps
  • Swim Lanes
  • Typical Process Map Contests
  • Value Stream Maps
  • Headache Tablets: Value Stream Mapping
  • On the Ground Instructions (OTGIs)
  • Creating the “As Is” VSM
  • Investigating and Understanding the Process
  • Process Boxes
  • Useful VSM Metrics and Square Wave
  • Creating an Improved Process
  • Steps for Building a Value Stream Map
  • Action Plans
  • Identifying Priorities: Effort/Impact Grid

 

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 Who should attend this Certified Lean Foundation & Practitioner Course?

This Certified Lean Foundation & Practitioner Course is designed to provide delegates with a comprehensive understanding of Lean principles and methodologies. The Certified Lean Foundation & Practitioner Course can be beneficial for the following professionals:

  • Project Managers
  • Lean Practitioners
  • Senior Managers
  • Frontline Employees
  • Operational Staff
  • Quality Control Professionals
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Personnel

Prerequisites of the Certified Lean Foundation & Practitioner Course

There are no formal prerequisites for this course. However, a basic understanding of Lean principles can be beneficial.

 

Certified Lean Foundation and Practitioner Course Overview

The Lean Foundation and Practitioner training course are delivered over a period of two days, during which time our highly experienced and engaging trainers will provide delegates with all they need to know about Lean. The Lean technique is a pivotal tool for improving customer satisfaction by achieving quality control and removing waste. It is one of the most popular management strategies utilised globally and can be effectively applied to many industries. Thus, this certification will prove useful to any delegate, working within any sector.

By attending this training course with The Knowledge Academy, the delegate will obtain the vital tools for transforming their business. With an up-to-date understanding of the Lean methodology, they can begin to practically apply these tools to their businesses immediately after earning this impressive certification. The delegate will gain a comprehensive understanding of reviewing processes and identifying problems, finding, and eliminating waste, and improving workflow and reducing defects. 

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What’s included in this Certified Lean Foundation & Practitioner Course?

  • Certified Lean Foundation & Practitioner Examination
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors    
  • Certified Lean Foundation & Practitioner Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack 

Certified Lean Foundation & Practitioner Exam Information

To achieve the Certified Lean Foundation & Practitioner, candidates will need to sit for an examination. The exam format is as follows: 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice 
  • Total Questions: 60 
  • Total Marks: 60 Marks 
  • Pass Mark: 65%, or 39/60 Marks 
  • Duration: 80 Minutes 

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Free Wi-Fi

To make sure you’re always connected we offer completely free and easy to access wi-fi.

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To keep you comfortable during your course we offer a fully air conditioned environment.

Full IT support

IT support is on hand to sort out any unforseen issues that may arise.

Video equipment

This location has full video conferencing equipment.

Buxton is a town based in Derbyshire, England. It has the highest elevation of any market town and has a population of around 20,000 people. There are a number of schools in Buxton such as Buxton Community Schools, St. Anne’s Catholic Primary School and John Duncan School. Buxton is also home to a campus of the University of Derby and the Buxton & Leek College. The Buxton & Leek College provides students with a range of A Levels, BTECs, NVQs and vocational courses. It is famous for its hospitality and catering courses, travel and tourism, hair and beauty, automotive studies and welding. The rate of unemployment in Buxton is at 4.6%. This is lower than the national average of England which is 7.6%. 

Nearby locations include:

  • Blackwell
  • Biggins
  • Newhaven
  • Fairfield
  • Sheen
  • Hartington
  • Tideswell
  • Longnor
  • Monsal Dale
  • Millers Dale
  • Litton
  • Taddington
  • Dove Holes
  • Flagg
  • Peak Forest
  • Litton Mill
  • Tunstead
  • Harpur Hill
  • Chelmorton
  • Hulme End

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Address

The Park,
Buxton,
Dby
SK17 6TQ
 
 

T: 01344203999

Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.

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Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.

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State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible

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Small class sizes

We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience

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Great value for money

Get more bang for your buck! If you find your chosen course cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it!

This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.

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Tailored learning experience

Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.

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Maximise your training budget

Cut unnecessary costs and focus your entire budget on what really matters, the training.

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Team building opportunity

This gives your team a great opportunity to come together, bond, and discuss, which you may not get in a standard classroom setting.

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Monitor employees progress

Keep track of your employees’ progression and performance in your own workspace.

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Lean Training | Certified Lean Foundation & Practitioner Training in Buxton FAQs

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Please arrive at the venue at 8:45am.
We can provide support via phone & email prior to attending, during and after the course.
Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises, Manual, Experienced Instructor, Exams, and Refreshments
This course is 2 days
Once your booking has been placed and confirmed, you will receive an email which contains your course location, course overview, pre-course reading material (if required), course agenda and payment receipts
The price for Certified Lean Foundation & Practitioner certification in Buxton starts from £1295
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Certified Lean Foundation & Practitioner.
Please see our Lean Training courses available in Buxton

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