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Lean Foundation 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


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Who should attend this Certified Lean Foundation Course?

This Certified Lean Foundation Training Course is designed to understand the fundamentals of Lean methodologies and basics of Lean for business improvement. This course will be beneficial for the following professionals:

  • Production Managers
  • Operations Managers
  • Quality Managers
  • Lean Practitioners
  • Industrial Engineers
  • Supply Chain Managers
  • Customer Service Representatives

Prerequisites of the Certified Lean Foundation Course

There are no formal prerequisites to attend this Certified Lean Foundation Training Course. However, a basic understanding of Lean concepts would be beneficial.

Certified Lean Foundation Course Overview

This Certified Lean Foundation Course is a comprehensive introduction to Lean principles, focusing on enhancing organisational efficiency through waste reduction and process optimisation. It provides delegates with a foundational understanding of Lean methodologies and their significance in streamlining operations across diverse industries. This course offers a fundamental overview of Lean thinking, emphasising its relevance in driving operational excellence.

Professionals seeking to understand and implement Lean methodologies to improve operational efficiency should aim to master the Certified Lean Foundation Course. Individuals in management, manufacturing, supply chain, healthcare, and service sectors can significantly benefit from comprehending Lean principles. Mastery of Lean enables professionals to identify and eliminate waste, fostering continuous improvement within their organisations.

This 1-day training empowers delegates with practical knowledge and tools to apply Lean principles effectively. Delegates will gain insights into Lean concepts such as value stream mapping, waste identification, and standardised work. Through interactive sessions and practical exercises, delegates will learn to implement Lean practices, initiating a culture of efficiency and improvement within their respective organisations.

Course Objectives

  • To introduce delegates to the foundational principles of Lean methodologies
  • To provide insights into waste reduction and process optimisation using Lean principles
  • To equip delegates with practical tools for implementing Lean practices
  • To demonstrate the application of Lean concepts through interactive sessions
  • To instil 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, apply Lean methodologies, and drive a culture of continuous enhancement within their organisations. They'll be equipped to streamline operations, minimise waste, and enhance overall organisational efficiency.

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What’s included in this Certified Lean Foundation Course?

  • Certified Lean Foundation Examination
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors   
  • Certified Lean Foundation 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

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Wolverhampton is a city in the West Midlands. Wolverhampton has around 350,000 inhabitants. Wolverhampton is a major industrial city producing steel, locks, motorcycles and cars. Wolverhampton is home to many educational facilities including the University of Wolverhampton. The main campus of the university is located in Wolverhampton City Centre. The University of Wolverhampton has roots dating back to 1851 but officially gained university status in 1992. The university houses around 23,000 students and offers over 380 post and undergraduate courses. Wolverhampton University originally began as a free library which developed scientific, technical, commercial and general evening classes. Wolverhampton is also home to Wolverhampton Grammar School which was established in 1512, making it one of the oldest schools in the UK. The school currently houses around 730 students with ages ranging from 7-18. Some of the schools notable alumni include; Baron King of Lothbury (Mervyn King) who was the governor of the Bank of England and John Abernethy who was an English surgeon and founder of St Bartholomew’s Hospital Medical School. 

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Lean Training | Certified Lean Foundation Training in Wolverhampton FAQs

Please arrive at the venue at 8:45am.
No pre-requisites are required for this course, however a basic philosophy of Lean thinking is beneficial
This course is aimed at anybody planning to work in a Lean environment or to manage such an environment would be advised to attend this course, as well as people planning to attend the Lean Practitioner course as this knowledge is a pre-requisite.
We can provide support via phone & email prior to attending, during and after the course.
Delegate pack consisting of course notes and exercises, Manual, Exam, Experienced Instructor, and Refreshments
Once your booking has been placed and confirmed, you will receive an email which contains your course location, course overview, pre-course reading material (if required), course agenda and payment receipts
The training fees for Certified Lean Foundation certification in Wolverhampton starts from £1295
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Certified Lean Foundation.
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