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Getting Started with Lean

September 3, 2017

This four-day course has been developed to assist delegates in their understanding of the key concepts of Lean and the pursuit of a Lean organisation, facilitating them to manage, support and lead Lean Transformation.


Is it right for me?

Suitable for all individuals who are:

  • in organisations considering applying the lean Enterprise approach and possible ISO18404 organisational certification
  • Responsible to support/monitor the success of Lean improvement or business improvement projects of all types
  • In organisations pursuing the approach, but who have little or no knowledge of the theory or practice.


What will I learn?

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Understand the nature and practical implications of the Lean Enterprise approach and toolkit and where ISO18404 fits in.
  • Appreciate corporate Lean Enterprise application, roles & responsibilities
  • Know how to monitor and Champion Lean improvement projects
  • Undertake personally simple Lean improvement.


What will it cover?

  • Why Lean?
  • The Lean Approach & Why do it?
  • Application of ISO18404:2015
  • Understanding advantages & constraints
  • Understanding possible objections


Managing Lean Implementation

  • Implementation Needs
  • Relationship to Quality Management & Six Sigma
  • The Requirements of Lean Projects
  • Roles & Responsibilities


The Lean Approach & Toolkit

  • Value Mapping
  • The 7 Common Wastes
  • 5S’s and Visual Management
  • Process Measurement
  • Process Design. Specification process and process risk assessment


The Manager Role in Supporting Change

  • Managing expectations of the programme
  • Convincing others
  • Facilitating and supporting the change agents


Getting Underway

  • Building positive relationships
  • Clarifying knowledge gaps
  • Planning the process.