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Lean Awareness Training Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Lean

  • About Lean
  • Focus of Lean
  • Origins of Lean
  • Lean in a Nutshell
  • Lean Temple

Module 2: Quality Improvement – PDCA and DMAIC

  • Plan Do Check Act
  • DMAIC Cycle
  • What is DMAIC?

Module 3: Lean Principles

  • 5 Lean Principles

Module 4: Seven Wastes

  • Muda (Waste)
  • Seven Wastes (Muda) of Lean
  • Types of Demand
  • Failure Demand
  • 7 Wastes

Module 5: Value

  • What are Customers?
  • Who Wants the Outputs?
  • Tension Between the VOB and VOC
  • What is Mean by Value?
  • Path to Value
  • Dealing with Values

Module 6: Value Streams and Value Stream Mapping

  • Value Stream Terminology
  • Process Maps
  • Swim Lanes
  • Process Mapping
  • Typical Process Map Contents and Symbols
  • Value Stream Maps
  • What is a "Value Stream"?
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Process Boxes
  • Value Stream Symbols

Module 7: Key Lean Tools and Techniques

  • Tools and Techniques
  • What is Poka-Yoke?
  • Two Main Types of Poka Yoke
  • Advantages of Poka Yoke
  • Three Poka-Yoke Methods
  • What is SMED?
  • Why do We Need to Listen to the VOC?
  • Determine the Value and Define the Voice of the Customer (VOC)
  • VOC Methodology
  • Heijunka in a Nutshell
  • Description of Pull Systems
  • Push Vs Pull Systems
  • What are Kanbans?
  • Three-Bin System
  • Root Cause Analysis
  • 5 Whys and How to Complete the 5 Whys?
  • Problem Solving Framework
  • 7 Steps of Problem Solving
  • Prioritisation Tools
  • Kaizen, Kaizen Philosophy, and Kaizen Events
  • Formal Kaizen Roles and Process
  • Features of Lean Teams
  • High Performing Teams (HPT)
  • Contrasting Team Structures
  • Managing Progress and Demonstrating Control

Module 8: Getting Started

  • Key Lean Terms and Concepts

Module 9: 5S and the Numbers Game

  • What is 5S?
  • Steps of 5S
  • Numbers Game

Module 10: Leadership and Culture

  • Managing Teams
  • Role of the Team Leader
  • Lean Management
  • Self-Managed Team Philosophy
  • Lean Manager and the Self-Managed Team
  • Leadership and Culture

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Who should attend this Lean Awareness Training Course?

This Lean Awareness Course is designed for individuals across various roles and functions who want to gain a foundational understanding of Lean principles and concepts. This course will be more beneficial for the following professionals:

  • Quality Control Personnel
  • Operations and Production Staff
  • Frontline Employees
  • Supervisors and Managers
  • Administrative Staff
  • Continuous Improvement Enthusiasts
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Personnel

Prerequisites of the Lean Awareness Training Course

There are no formal prerequisites to attend this Lean Awareness Course.

Lean Awareness Training Course Overview

This Lean Awareness Training Course offers a foundational understanding of Lean principles, emphasising their significance in optimising processes and minimising waste within organisations. It introduces delegates to the fundamental concepts of Lean thinking and its relevance in driving efficiency and productivity improvements. This course provides a detailed overview of Lean methodologies and their potential to revolutionise operational effectiveness.

Professionals seeking to grasp the basic tenets of Lean principles and their application within their respective industries should attend this Lean Awareness Training Course. Individuals in various roles across manufacturing, healthcare, logistics, and service industries benefit from understanding Lean methodologies. Mastery of Lean Awareness enables professionals to identify inefficiencies and contribute to continuous improvement initiatives within their organisations.

This 1-day Lean Training equips delegates with essential knowledge and insights into the practical application of Lean principles. Delegates will gain a foundational understanding of Lean concepts like waste identification, process optimisation, and efficiency improvement. Through interactive sessions and practical examples, delegates will learn to recognise opportunities for improvement and initiate basic Lean practices within their work environments.

Course Objectives:

  • To introduce delegates to the fundamental principles of Lean methodologies
  • To provide insights into waste reduction and process optimisation using Lean principles
  • To equip delegates with foundational tools for implementing basic Lean practices
  • To demonstrate the practical application of Lean concepts through examples
  • To foster a mindset of continuous improvement within organisational processes
  • To empower professionals to contribute to efficiency improvements using Lean principles

Upon completing this course, delegates will possess a foundational understanding of Lean principles, enabling them to identify inefficiencies and contribute to foundational Lean initiatives within their organisations.

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What’s included in this Lean Awareness Training Course?

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

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Unlock your potential with The Knowledge Academy's Lean Awareness Training Course in Aberdeen, accessible anytime, anywhere on any device. Enjoy 90 days of online course access, extendable upon request, and benefit from the support of our expert trainers. Elevate your skills at your own pace with our Online Self-paced sessions.

Experience the most sought-after learning style with The Knowledge Academy's Lean Awareness Training Course in Aberdeen. Available in 490+ locations across 190+ countries, our hand-picked Classroom venues offer an invaluable human touch. Immerse yourself in a comprehensive, interactive experience with our expert-led Lean Awareness Training Course in Aberdeen sessions.

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Lean Awareness Training Course in Aberdeen FAQs

Lean is a fundamental business improvement methodology to reduce waste and increase efficiency. It effects on organisations around the world and across industries.
There are no prerequisites for attending this course.
This course is intended for anyone involved with the Lean initiative from both the manufacturing and service sectors.
Sort, set in order, standardise, shine, and sustain are the 5S.
Transportation, inventory, motion, waiting, over-processing, overproduction, and defects are the seven wastes.
This course is 1 day.
The price for Lean Awareness Training certification in Aberdeen starts from £995
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Lean Awareness Training.
Please see our Lean Training courses available in Aberdeen
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