Lean Process Improvement
This course will teach you the foundations of Lean through the Toyota precepts and the five critical improvement concepts (value, waste, variation, complexity, and continuous improvement). Then, you will learn about tools to perform continuous improvement in your organisation, including 5S, 5W-2H, PDSA, DMAIC, Kaizen, Genchi Genbutsu, and Lean data mapping methods.
- Duration approximately 4 hours.
- Access period 30 days.
- Self-Study Guide provided.
- Quick Reference Guide provided.
- Certificate of Completion provided.
- Content last updated January 2020.
- A full description of this course is located below.
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From Benjamin Franklin’s early ideas, to Henry Fords work in the 1920s and the Toyoda precepts in the 1930s, to Jeffery Likers publication of The Toyota Way in 2004, Lean processes have evolved from a simple concept to a set of widely used best practices. This course will introduce you to the most common Lean tools.
Lean process analysis is more than applying a few principles to the workplace and waiting to see results. An entire philosophy and way of working, Lean process improvement training is a way of constantly improving workplace methodology and management. If you’re ready to work like the best, it’s time to learn how they do it!
Based on three hundred years of proven effective techniques, our Lean Process Improvement workshop teach students how to get rid of wasted effort in the workplace and see improvement as a continuous cycle. Full of discussions, case studies, and group work to help learners understand the full range of concepts in Lean, most everyone will find it easy to capitalise on efficiency and put the 20 key elements of Lean organisations to work.
The first day will explore the foundations of Lean through the Toyota precepts and the five critical improvement concepts (value, waste, variation, complexity, and continuous improvement). The second day will give participants tools to perform continuous improvement in their organisation, including 5S, 5W-2H, PDSA, DMAIC, Kaizen, Genchi Genbutsu, and various Lean data mapping methods.
How You Will Benefit:
- Define Lean, its key terms, and the five critical improvement concepts
- Describe the Toyota Production System and the TPS house
- Use the Kano model to understand, describe, analyse, and improve value
- Identify and reduce various types of waste
- Create a plan for a more environmentally Lean organisation
- Use the PDSA and R-DMAIC-S models to plan, execute, and evaluate Lean changes
- Use Lean thinking frameworks, including 5W-2H, Genchi Genbutsu and Gemba
- Prepare for and complete a basic 5-S
- Describe the key elements of Kaizen events, particularly a Kaizen blitz
- Gather, analyse, and interpret data using flow charts, Ishikawa and SIPOC diagrams, and value stream maps
- Go back to your organisation with a plan to begin incorporating Lean into your corporate culture
What You Will Cover:
- Understanding Lean
- The Toyota Production System
- The Toyota Production System House
- The Five Critical Improvement Concepts
- Understanding Value with the Kano Model
- Types of Waste
- Creating a Lean Enterprise
- Understanding Lean
- The Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) Cycle
- Using the R-DMAIC-S Model
- Lean Thinking Tools
- Kaizen Events
- Data Gathering and Mapping
- A Plan to Take Home