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Introduction to Lean Course Outline

Module 1: What is Lean?

  • Introduction to Lean
  • Lean in a Nutshell
  • Lean Temple
  • Fables and Facts
  • What Lean Should Look Like?
  • Lean Thinking can Transform Business
  • Lean is Not Just for Manufacturing
  • What is Changing at Service Companies?
  • Origins of Lean
  • Customers, Processes, and Waste
  • What are Customers?
  • Anatomy of a Process
  • Who Wants the Outputs?
  • Tension Between the VOB and VOC
  • Meaning of Value
  • Path to Value
  • Dealing with Values
  • Seven Wastes (Muda) of Lean
  • Introducing Lean Methodologies
  • Lean Principles
  • 3Cs
  • Key Lean Metrics

 Module 2: One Sentence Expert

  • Gemba (The Real Place)
  • Gemba Tools
  • Kaizen
  • Hoshin Kanri (Policy Deployment)
  • Jidoka (Autonomation)
  • Just in Time (JIT)
  • Six Big Losses
  • 5S and the Steps of 5S
  • What is Poka Yoke?
  • Single Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED)
  • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
  • Standardised Work
  • On the Ground Instructions (OTGIs)
  • Visual Factory
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Headache Tablets: Value Stream Mapping (“As Is Example)

Module 3: Case for Lean

  • Cost of Poor Quality
  • Iceberg Theory
  • Identifying Hidden Costs
  • Benefits of a Simple Lean Project
  • Categories Associated with the Cost of Poor Quality
  • In Practice it’s a Balancing Act
  • Setting up Lean Thinking in Business
  • Costs of Adoption
  • Prerequisites and Essential Requirements
  • Timeframes

 

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Who should attend this Introduction to Lean Course?

The Introduction to Lean Course is a beginner-level course which is designed to help professionals adopt Lean methodologies and Lean Thinking. This course will be more beneficial for the following professionals:

  • Managers and Supervisors
  • Process Improvement Specialists
  • Operations Managers
  • Quality Control Personnel
  • Supply Chain Professionals
  • Project Managers
  • Continuous Improvement Enthusiasts

Prerequisites of the Introduction to Lean Course

There are no prerequisites to attend the Introduction to Lean Course.

Introduction to Lean Overview

Increasing numbers of businesses are using Lean Thinking to provide a competitive advantage in today’s increasingly fierce market. This course will provide thinkers and leaders with a solid introduction to what Lean is about and why it will benefit an organisation to embrace it.

Lean provides opportunities for companies to reduce waste and save money, while improving customer satisfaction. The tools and techniques have been used by all the major companies in the world to provide massive savings and improved customer satisfaction.

What is Lean?

The Lean methodology is all about maximising customer value whilst minimising waste. This technique is all about creating more value for clients by using fewer resources. The main objective for the Lean methodology is to deliver the best value for the customer by creating the perfect process that eliminates all waste.

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What’s included in this Introduction to Lean Course?

  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors 
  • Introduction to Lean Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack 

Why choose us

Our Chorley venue

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Free Wi-Fi

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

Air conditioned

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.

The town of Chorley is located in the county of Lancashire in the North West of England. The town is around 8 miles North of Wigan, 11 miles North West of Bolton, and 20 miles North West of Manchester. Chorley town has an approximate population of 35,000 residents. The unemployment rate for Chorley currently stands at just under 4%. This is dramatically lower in comparison to the national average unemployment rate which currently stands at 7.6%. Chorley has a range of different primary schools as well as 6 secondary schools including Holy Cross Catholic High School, Albany Academy, and Bishop Rawstorne CE Academy. Lancashire College is based in Chorley; it is the headquarters of the Lancashire Adult Learning. Runshaw College has one of its three campuses in the Chorley town centre which specialises in hairdressing, beauty and holistics.

Nearby Locations include:

  • Andertons
  • Adlington
  • Buckshaw Village
  • Eccleston
  • Brindle
  • Charnock Richard
  • Euxton
  • Coppull
  • Whittle Le Woods
  • Clayton Le Woods
  • Anglezarke
  • Brinscall
  • Abbey Village
  • Withnell
  • Heskins
  • Wheelton
  • Heapey
  • Heath Charnock
  • Higher Wheelton
  • Grimeford Village

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Address

Shaw Hill Golf Resort, 

Shaw Hill, 

Chorley, 

PR6 7PP

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 | Introduction To Lean Training in Chorley FAQs

FAQ's

All our instructors are fully certified and have over ten years of experience in Lean methodologies.
You will be provided with a workbook, and Experienced Instructor, and Refreshments.
Please arrive at the venue for 08:45am.
No, there is no exam required for this introductory course.
The price for Introduction to Lean certification in Chorley starts from £995
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Introduction to Lean.
Please see our Lean Training courses available in Chorley

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Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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