BE901

Fundamentals of Lean Leadership

Fundamentals of Lean: Bringing maximum value to your customer

Lean is a management practice that delivers the highest quality at the lowest possible cost by eliminating all non-value added activities, or waste, in your processes. It is an enterprise-wide philosophy developed from the Toyota Production System that now has become successful in all industries.

Lean is about doing “the right work” and doing it “right.”

Though Lean has been misrepresented, misused, and misunderstood to the extent that one might ask, “Is Lean viable?”, when implemented in the right way, it greatly reduces delays, reduces costs, and improves quality — bringing maximum value to your customer.

Ultimately the purpose of Lean is to give your customer what they want, when they want it, at the price they can afford while growing your own capacity to thrive as an organization.

Course Topics

  • The New Lean Thinking.
  • A History of How Lean Developed: It’s Our American Heritage.
  • Wasteology and how to identify waste (Waste Assessment).
  • The Lean Solution: Core Principles.
  • Lean Leadership: Align Strategy with Need & Align People with Strategy.
  • Creating a Lean Culture: Management by Learning & Continuous Improvement.
  • The Value Proposition: How to Maximize Value and Minimize Waste.
  • Process and Continuous Flow Systems: Seeking the Critical Path.
  • The New Lean Thinking.
  • A History of How Lean Developed: It’s Our American Heritage.
  • Wasteology and how to identify waste (Waste Assessment).
  • The Lean Solution: Core Principles.
  • Lean Leadership: Align Strategy with Need & Align People with Strategy.
  • Creating a Lean Culture: Management by Learning & Continuous Improvement.
  • The Value Proposition: How to Maximize Value and Minimize Waste.
  • Process and Continuous Flow Systems: Seeking the Critical Path.

Course Objectives

Upon completion of this one-day course, participants will learned or reinforced the most important process-related principles of Lean.

What Career Paths Benefit the Most From Six Sigma Project Definition and Planning Workshop?

  • Business professionals and practitioners interested in learning how Lean can improve productivity, lead time and quality and make their day to day activities easier and more fulfilling
  • People working with manufacturing or non-manufacturing processes
  • Executive management or for profit and non-profit organizations
  • Administrative personnel who own or participate in process development and execution

Course Facilitator

Tom Fabrizio is the author of several books on Lean and a regular instructor at Portland State University’s Professional Development Center. He has helped both large and small companies of all industries refine their processes through Continuous Improvement and Lean methodologies. Originally trained by the developers of Lean practices, including Shigeo Shingo from Toyota, Deming Prize-winner Ryuji Fukuda, and the founders of the Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance, he holds an engineering degree from Tufts University, a Masters Degree in Education from Northeastern University, and Authentic Leadership certification from Naropa University.

Credit & Follow-Up

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Credits: 0.75 CEUs

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