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Corporate / Group Training
2 days
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United States of America
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Course description

Lean Essentials

This two-day instructor-led course is intended to provide participants with a clear, simple, and applicable understanding of how Lean concepts and toolsets can standardize and simplify product and service delivery.

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Who should attend?

The primary audience for this course is anyone working in a culture that emphasizes effective and efficient quality delivery of products and services.

Training content

learning objectives:

  • Explain Lean principles.
  • Identify eight common sources of waste in an organization.
  • Identify a value stream and define opportunities for improvements.
  • Build basic skills in continuous improvement and related tools.
  • Identify and calculate flow rates and bottlenecks.
  • Practice the implementation of “error-proofing.”

Day One (Mindset)

Module 0: Introduction

  • Introduction
  • Goals
  • Agenda

Module 1: Continuous Improvement

  • What Is a Lean Enterprise
  • Illustrate Eight Forms of Waste (TIMWOOD Plus)
  • Exercise: Identify Examples in Your Environment
  • What Is Six Sigma
  • Exercise: Identify Examples in Your Environment

Module 2: Value Stream Mapping

  • What Is a Value Stream
  • Benefits of Mapping
  • How to Create a Value Stream Map
  • Exercise: Create a High-Level Value Stream Map

Module 3: Visual Management

  • What Is Visual Management
  • 5S
  • Visual Control
  • Exercise: Process Control

Day Two (Toolset)

Module 4: Error-Proofing

  • What Is Poka-Yoke?
  • Exercise: Common Causes for Human Error

Module 5: One-Piece Flow

  • What Is One-Piece Flow?
  • One-Piece Flow Benefits
  • Exercise: One-Piece Flow Opportunities

Module 6: Standard Operations

  • Definition
  • Steps to Finding Work Commination
  • Takt Time
  • Bottlenecks and Constraints
  • Discussion: Is There a Constraint?
  • Exercise: How to Reduce Constraints

Module 7: Introduction to Kanban Pull Systems

  • Kanban Pull Systems
  • Just-in-Time Manufacturing and Kanban
  • Withdrawal Kanban
  • Discussion: Pull Systems

Module 8: Summary and Next Steps

  • Action Planning

Course delivery details

This course is delivered in the live virtual classroom, traditional classroom or onsite. To inquire, contact Corporate Education Group via the information request form.


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Corporate Education Group (CEG) delivers talent strategies and development solutions that align with targeted business goals to transform organizational performance. From assessments to advisory consulting, program design, training delivery, and measurement, we identify the right solutions to unlock business value....

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