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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
  • 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 Training 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 Certified Lean Foundation & Practitioner Training Course. However, a basic understanding of Lean principles can be beneficial.


Certified Lean Foundation and Practitioner Course Overview

This Certified Lean Foundation & Practitioner Course offers a comprehensive understanding of Lean methodologies, emphasising efficiency and waste reduction across industries. Lean principles are pivotal in today's competitive landscape, enabling businesses to streamline processes, enhance productivity, and optimise resource utilisation. This course provides a foundational insight into Lean practices, addressing its significance in driving organisational excellence.

Professionals aspiring to master Lean methodologies encompass a broad spectrum, including Project Managers, Quality Assurance Professionals, Operations Managers, and individuals seeking operational enhancements. Understanding Lean principles is crucial in fostering a culture of continuous improvement, making it indispensable for professionals across diverse industries aiming to boost operational efficiency and drive business growth.

This comprehensive 2-day Certified Lean Foundation & Practitioner Course equips delegates with practical skills to implement Lean methodologies effectively. The course content delves into Lean tools, techniques, and strategies, empowering delegates to identify and eliminate wasteful practices. Delegates will gain hands-on experience, enabling them to spearhead Lean initiatives within their organisations.

Course Objectives

  • To comprehend the fundamental principles and concepts of Lean methodologies
  • To identify and analyse waste in processes and implement Lean strategies for waste reduction
  • To gain proficiency in Lean tools and techniques for process optimisation
  • To apply Lean thinking and problem-solving methodologies in real-world scenarios
  • To empower professionals to drive efficiency and enhance operational performance using Lean principles

Upon completing this course, delegates will acquire practical expertise in Lean methodologies, enabling them to lead process improvement initiatives effectively. This proficiency will elevate their professional capabilities and position them as valuable assets to their organisations.

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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 Exam Information

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

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice 
  • Total Questions: 50 
  • Total Marks: 50 Marks 
  • Pass Mark: 60%, or 30/50 Marks 
  • Duration: 60 Minutes 
  • Open Book/ Closed Book: Closed Book

Certified Lean Practitioner Exam Information

To achieve the Certified Lean 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
  • Open Book/ Closed Book: Closed Book

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The town of Warrington is located in the county of Cheshire in the North West of England. The town is around 18 miles east of Liverpool and around 15 miles west of Manchester. Warrington town has an approximate population of 202,000 residents. The unemployment rate for Warrington currently stands at just over 3%. This is drastically lower in comparison to the national average unemployment rate which currently stands at 7.6%. The town of Warrington has two colleges Priestley Sixth Form and Community College and Warrington Collegiate. Priestley is an associate of the University of Salford and offers a wide range of courses in many different subjects, and currently has a pass rate of over 99%. Warrington Collegiate is the alternative to Priestly and primarily offers vocational courses. Warrington further has a wide range of high schools including Birchwood Community High School, Bridgewater High School, Great Sankey High School, Lymm High School, and Penketh High School.

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  • Golborne
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  • Lowton
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  • Dutton
  • Risley

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