Introduction to Lean: Overview of the Lean Toolbox

This course is designed to teach the basic tools used in a lean culture when problem solving. The course is designed around a factory simulation where the participants will learn how to apply lean tools in a hands-on manner. Each participant will be responsible for tracking performance through visual factory methods. As the day progresses, lean tools are taught and applied to the process. This class is the first stage in an organization’s lean transformation. It is designed to bring all levels of the organization together in a fun and fast-pace exercise, where rank and file is left outside the room. This class should be used to help create a hunger and a passion for continuous improvement. Participants will leave excited to go to the next stage of the transformation.

Class Details

Class Name:
Introduction to Lean: Overview of the Lean Toolbox
This introductory course is designed reach all levels of the organization. It is the most effective when cross-functional groups come together for this session. The power of the team is more effective when all disciplines in an organization can problem-solve together.
1 Day Course

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the basics of lean tools
  • Understand the kaizen process
  • Understand Takt time
  • Understand Lead time
  • Understand basic P&L Accounting
  • Go to the next phase in a lean transformation

Outline At-a-Glance

  • Takt Time
  • What is Kaizen
  • Kanban
  • Line Balancing
  • Seven Wastes
  • Cost of Quality
  • Basic P&L
  • 5S Principles

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