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Course Description

Lean principles have come a long way over the past 300 years. From Benjamin Franklin’s early ideas, to Henry Ford’s work in the 1920’s and the Toyoda precepts in the 1930’s, to Jeffery Liker’s publication of The Toyota Way in 2004, Lean processes have evolved from a simple concept to a set of widely used best practices. 

This workshop will provide you with the foundation to begin implementing Lean process improvement tools in their workplace. Explore the foundations of Lean through the Toyota precepts and the five critical improvement concepts (value, waste, variation, complexity, and continuous improvement). Participants will receive the valuable tools to perform continuous improvement in their organization, including 5S, 5W-2H, PDSA, DMAIC, Kaizen, Genchi Genbutsu, and various Lean data mapping methods.

Course Outline

1.  Overview
2.  Understanding Lean
3.  The Toyota Production System
4.  The Toyota Production System House
5.  The Five Critical Improvement Concepts
6.  Understanding Value with the Kano Model
7.  Types of Waste
8.  Creating a Lean Enterprise
9.  The Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) Cycle
10. Using the R-DMAIC-S Model
11. Lean Thinking Tools
12. Kaizen Events
13. Data Gathering and Mapping
14. Lean Implementation Plan
15. Wrap-Up

Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of this workshop participants will be familiar with how to:
  • Define Lean and its key terms
  • Describe the Toyota Production System and the TPS house
  • Describe the five critical improvement concepts
  • Use the Kano model to understand, describe, analyze, and improve value
  • Identify and reduce various types of waste
  • Create a plan for a more environmentally Lean organization
  • 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, analyze, and interpret data using flow charts, Ishikawa (fishbone) diagrams, SIPOC diagrams, and value stream maps
  • Go back to their organization with a plan to begin incorporating Lean into their corporate culture 

Notes

Materials Required:
Handouts provided by instructor. 

Prerequisites

None.
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Section Title
Lean Process Improvement
Type
Lecture
Days
Th
Time
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Dates
Apr 14, 2022 to Apr 21, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
12.0
Location
  • Main
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $249.00
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