Certified Lean Foundation & Practitioner

  • Gain an understanding of the control framework of eight Ds in Lean.
  • Learn how to utilise time, cost, and quality metrics.
  • Understand visual management, advanced VOC, and lean metrics.

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Certified Lean Foundation & Practitioner

Course Overview

Lean is a program management approach whose ultimate goal is to enhance and create more value for customers with fewer resources. A lean organisation understand how to provide the absolute value to the customer, which contains zero waste. It plays vital roles in many organisations in improving customer satisfaction by achieving quality goals and objectives. This two-day training course design to provide delegates with the knowledge of Lean’s key concepts and how they apply to real-world organisations.

In this training course, delegates will gain an understanding of reviewing processes and identifying problems, finding and eliminating waste, and reducing defects. They will also learn the various topics in this Certified Lean Foundation & Practitioner course such as key terms of lean, origin of lean, six significant losses, key lean metrics, steps of 5S, value stream analysis, visual management, and total productive management. Our training will help delegates to become confident Lean Practitioner with in-depth knowledge of its methodologies.

Course Outline

Lean Foundation

Introduction to Lean

  • What is Lean?
  • The Path to Value
  • Key Terms and Concepts of Lean
  • Gemba
    • Gemba The Real Place
    • Gemba Tools and Walk
  • Process Stapling
  • Kaizen
  • Hoshin Kanri (Policy Deployment)
  • Jidoka (Autonomation)
  • Just in Time (JIT)
  • Six Big Losses
  • TPM: Total Productive Maintenance
  • Lean in a Nutshell
    • The Lean Temple
    • The Lean Business
    • Uses of Lean
  • What’s Changing at Service Companies?
  • Origins of Lean
  • Customers, Processes, and Waste
  • What are Customers?
  • What is the Process?
  • The Focus
  • Tension Between VOB and VOC
  • What Do We Mean by Value?
  • The Path to Value
  • Dealing with Values
  • The Eight Wastes of Lean
  • Key Lean Metrics
  • Tools and Techniques
  • The Lean Triad

5S Training

  • What is 5S?
  • The Steps of 5S
  • Tips for 5S
  • Define Poka Yoke
  • Understand SMED
  • Voice of Customer (VOC)
    • Customer Segmentation
    • Define SIPOC
    • Overview of the Kano Model
  • Value Stream Analysis
    • Value Stream Terminology
    • Process Maps
    • Swim Lanes
    • Process Mapping
    • Typical Process Map Contests and Symbols
    • Value Stream Maps
  • Heijunka in a Nutshell (Day 2)
    • Process Levelling Overview
    • Production Levelling
    • Demand Levelling
    • Sequencing and its Concepts
  • What are Kanbans?
  • Three-Bin System
  • Kanban Operation Rules
  • Benefits of Employing a Kanban Series
  • Andon
  • Pull Systems and Kanban Summary
  • Identifying Root Causes
  • Seven Key Steps in the Use of a Fishbone Diagram
  • Fishbone
  • Problem Solving
    • Problem Solving Framework
    • Prioritisation Tools
  • Control Frameworks
    • The Three C’s
    • The Eight Ds
    • Plan Do Check Act
    • Introduction to Kaizen
  • Lean Teams
    • High Performing Teams (HPT)
    • Managing Progress and Demonstrating Control

Lean Practitioner

Maintaining and Building Lean Teams

  • The Role of the Team Leader
  • Managing Teams
    • Work Cells
    • Lean Management
    • Self-Managed Team Philosophy
  • What is Personality Style?
  • High Performing Teams (HPT)

Visual Management

  • Introduction and Guidelines to Visual Management
  • Cell Information Boards
  • Visual Communications and Documentation
  • Operations Control and Team’s Territory
  • Visual QC and Making Progress Visible
  • Process Indicators and Implementation
  • Visual Management Checklist

Advanced VOC

  • Advanced Intelligence Methods
  • Critical to Quality Trees

Lean Metrics

  • What are the Metrics?
  • Measures and Targets
  • Metrics Drive Behaviour
  • Traditional vs Lean Metrics
  • Choosing the Right Metrics
  • Useful Metrics
  • Metrics and Measures Roadmap
  • Key Metrics

Process Measurements

  • What Are Lean Process Measurements?
  • First Time Quality
  • Rolled Throughput Yield (RTY)
  • Completed Orders Metrics
    • Delivery Metrics
    • Warranty Metrics
    • Customer Feedback Metrics
    • Reporting Metrics
  • Aims of Data Collection
  • Key Performance Indicators
    • Measurement
    • The Focus
    • Process Measurement Points
    • List of Criteria for a Good Measure
    • Gauge R and R
    • Measurement System Resolution
  • Brief Description of Data Collection Planning
    • Five Steps of Data Collection Process
    • Data Collection Sheet
    • Frequency and Sample Size
    • Evolving Your Data Collection Plan

Total Productive Maintenance

  • TPM in a Nutshell
  • What is TPM?
  • TPM: Goals
  • TPM and Teamwork
  • Why is TPM Needed?
  • The Benefits of TPM
  • TPM
    • What To Focus On?
    • Where Should it be Applied?
    • Maturity Levels
    • Health Check (Capability Assessment)
  • Implementation Structure of TPM

Process Levelling

  • Define Process Levelling
  • Level Scheduling: The Concept
    • Process Levelling (Theory)
    • Process Levelling: Demand Management
    • Resource Scheduling: Simon’s Coffee Bar
    • Theory of Constraints
  • Just in Time
  • Total Productive Maintenance
  • Variance in Takt Time
  • Process Levelling in the Office
  • Water Spider
  • What is the Minimum Cycle Time for a Form?
  • Putting it All Together
  • Purchasing Department: Before Lean
  • The Lean Office: How it Was
  • Purchasing Department: After Lean
  • The Lean Office: Putting it All Together
  • Purchasing Department: The Lean Environment

Value Stream Mapping

  • Process Maps
  • Advantages of Visual Mapping
  • Swim Lanes
  • Process Map Levels
  • On the Ground Instructions (OTGIs)
  • Value Stream Maps
  • Investigating and Understanding the Process
  • Creating an Improved Process
  • Identify Areas of Improvement
  • Building Your Paper to the Required Standard
  • Points for Facilitators
  • Process Mapping Closedown
  • Identifying Priorities: Effort/Impact Grid

In this Certified Lean Foundation & Practitioner course, there are no formal prerequisites.

This Certified Lean Foundation & Practitioner course design for anyone interested to develop their knowledge of the Lean methodology. It is much more beneficial for: 

  • Senior Managers and Entrepreneurs 
  • Lean Project Team Members 
  • Change Agents

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