Topics covered on this course:

Chapter 1 - What is Lean

Definitions of Lean

Who does Lean?

Lean Principles

The PDCA Cycle

Chapter 2 - Waste Goggles

Value Add & Non Value Add

8 Wastes

Overburden  & Unevenness

Waste Walks

Chapter 3 - Continuous Improvement

Continuous Improvement Terminology

Core Components of Continuous Improvement

Continuous Improvement Vs Discontinuous Improvement

Chapter 4 - Elements of a CI System

Performance Management

Visual Management

Standardised Work

Practical Problem Solving

5s & Work Place Organisation

Process & Value Stream Mapping

Chapter 5 - Further Learning

Overview of Further Learning Courses Available

End of Module

20 Questions Knowledge Assessment

Waste Walk Assignment

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  • Understand background and founding principles of Lean
  • Learn how this globally recognised methodology has evolved from the automotive industry and have been adopted by other industries such as banking, retail and construction
  • You will learn how to spot waste, categorise it and most importantly how to eliminate it
  • We will show the difference between value add activities and non value add activities and how overburden, unevenness in processes can cause major problems
  • The course also includes downloadable waste log so you can start to apply these skills quickly and conduct your own waste (Gemba) walk
  • You will learn about how Lean principles have shaped continuous improvement and how ‘CI’ has become a mainstay for modern businesses around the world
  • You will see an overview of the essential tools needed to build a culture of continuous and how the can be applied to tackle specific problems
  • You will learn about the following core tools:
    • Performance Management – See how performance management can be applied to measure the right things at the right time leading to improved productivity, efficiency, and team engagement
    • Visual management – We will demonstrate how visual management can used to create standards, ensure consistent working and help maintain a safe, efficient workplace
    • Standardised work – An overview of standardised working is also covered in this chapter, giving you the basics of this tools and how it can be applied to reduce variability and create consistent working
    • Practical Problem Solving – An overview of the key steps needed to apply practical problem solving in an environment
    • 5S & Workplace Organisation – This well established member of the Lean toolkit is essential for creating a safe, efficient workplace and ensuring it remains that way. You see an overview of this tool and how it can be applied
    • Process & Value Stream Mapping- Learn the difference between a process map and a value stream map.
      At the end of the course there will be a short interactive knowledge check to help embed your learning
  • You can also download a waste log template to start applying you skills straight away.

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