Fundamentals of Lean

Study the most important organizational and process-related principles of Lean

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 significantly 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 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
  • People and Lean Daily Management: From Demand & Control to Empower and Inspire
  • Problem Solving and Kaizen: Toyota Kata
  • The A3 Reporting Method: The Communication Glue
  • Aligning Projects with Organizational Objectives
  • How to Get Started with Lean
  • Project Team Formation & Chartering
  • Taking It Back Home

Course Objectives

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

What Career Paths Benefit the Most From Fundamentals of Lean 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