This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamental language, principals and tools of Lean. Participants enjoy a 4 or 8-hour, fast-paced simulated learning environment where they absorb their lessons through hands-on application of the tools and concepts of Lean. Afterwards, students are required to complete a simple improvement project within their own work areas to show evidence of practical application and provide the organization with a return on their investment. Course price includes a follow-up session with the participants where they share their project completion details and improvement ideas.
Who should attend: Employees at all levels of the organization who are new to Lean or new to planning and implementing improvement projects.
Upon completion, students will:
· Understand the difference between value-added and non-value added activities in a process · Be able to identify the 8 wastes of Lean · Be familiar with the fundamental tools of Lean · Understand the relationship between inventory and process lead time · Appreciate the differences between tactical and strategic Lean · Recognize common obstacles and keys to success · Implement a simple improvement project within the organization