Key to Lean implementation is recognizing the difficulty in seeing waste and in applying appropriate steps to reduce it. This one-day session focuses on introducing “Lean Thinking” as a methodology for identifying and eliminating non-value-added or wasteful elements in an organization. This session will help participants define and understand the different types of waste that exist in an organization as viewed by customers. Engage your employees in more effective work practices using Lean tools and save money by focusing on sustainability. At this workshop, benefit from industry examples, practical advice, and hands-on exercises to reinforce concepts.

Lean Principles training is designed to:

Give the participants opportunity to apply various lean tools and methods in a simulated environment. This train-do technique illustrates cause and effect relationships for each of the lean tools presented. The participants will be able to
measure the impact of their improvement efforts.

Upon completion, participants will be able to:
• Understand Lean Principles and how they are applied in an organization
• Understand what value means in a Lean Organization
• Identify non-valued and waste activities that exist in an organization
• Apply Lean tools and methods to effectively reduce cost and improve productivity

Course Outline/Components
A. Why Lean?
B. What is Lean?
C. Lean Principles
D. The 9 Types of Waste
E. Lean Tools and Methods
F. Simulation



Required Reading