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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?

The Lean Awareness Training 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 the Lean Awareness Training Course.

Lean Awareness Training​ Course Overview

The Lean methodology is a powerful and dynamic process improvement methodology that brings a host of valuable tools to the workplace. It helps to reduce waste and increase the efficiency of an organisation. Deployed effectively with leadership support and the right training on the right tools, Lean can reduce costs, as well as improve productivity and quality.

In this 1-day Lean Awareness training course, delegates will gain an in-depth knowledge of Lean, its principles, models, tools, and techniques, and how to approach implementation. This Lean Awareness training will provide delegates with a solid understanding of topics such as 5 lean principles - lean thinking game, quality improvement PDCA and DMAIC models, essential lean tools, and techniques, 5S and the numbers game, customer value, value add, value enabling and non-value add, 7 deadly wastes, and much more.

After attending this course, delegates will be able to understand the benefits of Lean for their organisation. They will realise how Lean’s tools and techniques can help them to reduce waste in the workplace for more productivity.

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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 

Why choose us

Our Southampton venue


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.

Southampton is the largest city in Hampshire, England. It is located 75 miles away from London and lies at the north end of Southampton Water in the confluence of the River Test and River Itchen. Southampton has a population of around 250,000 people. Southampton is famous for its link with the RMS Titanic, a passenger liner which sank in the North Atlantic Ocean in 1912, and the Spitfire fighter plane. Its other World War II links come from the fact it was one of the largest departure points for D-Day but recently, it is the home port to a large number of cruise ships across the world.

Other large employers in Southampton are BBC South, the NHS, Carnival UK and West Quay which was the largest city centre shopping complex in Europe when it opened. There are two universities in Southampton; The University of Southampton and Southampton Solent University. They have a collective student population of over 40,000 people. 

The University of Southampton was founded in 1982 but officially became a university by receiving its Royal Charter in 1952. It has over 22,000 students. It considers itself one of the top five universities in the UK and has been ranked in the top eighty universities in the world by the THES-QS World University Rankings. The university is famous for its research into engineering, oceanography, cancer sciences and chemistry. It houses the National Oceanography Centre which is the focus of a great deal of Natural Environment Research Council-funded research into marine life. Southampton Solent University has 17,000 students who can take a variety of educational programs on training, research and design.

The Warsash Maritime Academy also resides at Southampton Solent and provides programs and training for international shipping and oil off-shore industries. There are a number of different sixth form colleges in Southampton including Itchen College and Richard Taunton Sixth Form College. There are around 20 infant schools, 16 junior schools, 24 primary schools, 8 secondary schools, 2 academies and 5 specialised schools. As for independent schools, Southampton is home to The Gregg School and St Mary’s College.

Popular searched areas in and around Southampton include:-

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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.


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.


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


Small class sizes

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


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.


Tailored learning experience

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


Maximise your training budget

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


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.


Monitor employees progress

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

What our customers are saying

Lean Awareness Training Course in Southampton 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 Southampton starts from £895
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Lean Awareness Training.
Please see our Lean Training courses available in Southampton

Why choose us


Best price in the industry

You won't find better value in the marketplace. If you do find a lower price, we will beat it.


Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


High quality resources

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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"Really good course and well organised. Trainer was great with a sense of humour - his experience allowed a free flowing course, structured to help you gain as much information & relevant experience whilst helping prepare you for the exam"

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"...the trainer for this course was excellent. I would definitely recommend (and already have) this course to others."

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