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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?

This Introduction to Lean Training Course is a beginner-level course which is designed to help professionals adopt Lean methodologies and Lean thinking. This course will be 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 formal prerequisites to attend this Introduction to Lean Training Course.

Introduction to Lean Course Overview

This Introduction to Lean Course offers a foundational understanding of Lean principles, emphasising efficiency, waste reduction, and continuous improvement in organisational processes. It introduces delegates to the core concepts of Lean thinking and its relevance in optimising workflows across various industries. This course provides a fundamental overview of Lean methodologies and their potential to revolutionise operational effectiveness.

Professionals aiming to enhance operational efficiency, minimise waste, and drive continuous improvement within their organisations should prioritise mastering Lean principles. Individuals in management, manufacturing, supply chain, healthcare, and service sectors benefit significantly from understanding Lean methodologies. Mastery of Lean equips professionals to identify inefficiencies, streamline operations, and foster a culture of improvement.

This comprehensive 1-day training equips delegates with essential knowledge and practical tools to implement Lean principles. Delegates will gain insights into Lean concepts, such as value stream mapping, waste identification, and process optimisation. Through interactive sessions and case studies, delegates will learn to apply Lean methodologies in real-world scenarios, initiating a culture of efficiency and continuous improvement.

Course Objectives

  • To introduce delegates to the fundamental principles of Lean thinking
  • To provide insights into waste reduction and process optimisation through Lean methodologies
  • To equip delegates with practical tools for identifying and eliminating inefficiencies
  • To demonstrate the application of Lean concepts through real-world case studies
  • To foster a mindset of continuous improvement within organisational processes
  • To empower professionals to initiate Lean practices within their respective industries

Upon completing this Lean Course, delegates will possess a fundamental understanding of Lean principles, enabling them to identify inefficiencies and implement Lean methodologies within their organisations. They'll be equipped to drive operational efficiency, minimise waste, and encourage a culture of continuous improvement.

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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 

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This training teaches the core principles of Lean methodology, focusing on process optimisation, waste reduction, and efficiency improvement.
This course equips participants with the ability to identify waste, streamline processes, and enhance overall operational efficiency, significantly improving organisational productivity and competitiveness.
In this course, delegates will gain insights into core Lean principles, techniques for waste reduction, value stream mapping, continuous improvement methodologies like Kaizen, IT production, and practical tools.
There are no formal prerequisites for attending this Lean Fundamentals Course.
The course is ideal for Project Managers, Operational Leaders, and any professionals committed to driving continuous improvement in their organisational processes or manufacturing environments.
The Knowledge Academy provides flexible self-paced training for this course. Self-paced training is beneficial for individuals who have an independent learning style and wish to study at their own pace and convenience.
Yes, we provide corporate training for this training, tailored to fit your organisation’s requirements.
The duration of this Lean Fundamentals Course spans 1 day.
Completing this course opens opportunities for roles like Process Improvement Specialist, Lean Coordinator, Operations Manager, Supply Chain Analyst, Quality Assurance Manager, and Business Process Analyst.
Yes. The Knowledge Academy offers 24/7 support for delegates before, during, and after this Lean Fundamentals Certification Course.
Should you encounter any difficulties accessing course materials, our customer support team is available to assist and promptly resolve any issues you may encounter.
No specific qualifications are required; it is suitable for all experience levels. Basic understanding of business processes is helpful.
Yes, a certificate is provided upon successful completion of the Introduction to Lean Training. This certificate can enhance your professional credentials.
The course improves efficiency and reduces waste in business processes. It equips you with valuable skills applicable across various industries.
Yes, the training includes practical components and hands-on activities. These exercises help in applying Lean principles to real-world scenarios.
Lean practices enhance productivity, reduce costs, and improve quality. They lead to more efficient operations and better customer satisfaction.
The course covers tools like Value Stream Mapping, 5S, and Kaizen. Techniques for waste reduction and continuous improvement are also included.
Common challenges include understanding complex concepts and applying them effectively. Adapting to new methodologies and ensuring consistent practice can also be difficult.
The training fees for Introduction to Lean certification in Reading starts from £995
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Introduction to Lean.
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