This awareness course enables delegates to understand the benefits of lean for their organisation; the key lean principles, tools and techniques and how to approach implementation.
Lean thinking has become a widely adopted improvement approach that can greatly simplify processes and improve performance in both manufacturing and service organisations. Lean recognises that most of an organisation’s processes are at best 40% value adding. Effectively applying Lean principles and tools can significantly improve the percentage of value added time; reduce process timescales; and reduce waste and the associated costs. At the same time there will be an improvement in customer service and satisfaction levels.
For delegates to be able to undertake even a basic improvement project they will need to undertake further courses in order to have sufficient knowledge.
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At the end of this course you will be able to understand:
- The key principles of quality improvement
- The key lean principles and the focus on waste elimination
- Customer value, value streams and waste
- The key lean tools and techniques
- Approach to implementing lean in their organisation
- Quality improvement PDCA and DMAIC models
- 5 Lean principles – Lean Thinking Game
- 7 deadly wastes
- Customer value; value add , value enabling and non-value add
- Value streams and value stream mapping
- Key Lean tools and techniques
- Getting started
- Lean leadership and culture
Completion of all elements of the Lean Programme will enable delegates to attend the Lean Six Sigma Practitioner course and, having completed the exam and a suitable project, become a certified Lean Six Sigma Green belt.