Seminar Overview

Lean processes are changing businesses around the world through concepts, methods, and techniques that create outstanding results and translate directly into bottom-line profits. Based on the management philosophy of reduction of the "7 wastes", when waste is eliminated, quality is improved, time is decreased and cost is reduced.

This Lean Management course will provide a systematic approach for Lean implementation practices, a toolbox of techniques for problem solving, continuous improvement, plus practical advice on lean operations.

Discussion Topics

Introduction to Lean Principle Applications In All Functions of an Organization

Introduction to a Systematic Lean Implementation Approach

  • Why Implementations Fail or Deliver Less Than Expected Results

Identifying the 7 Hidden Wastes and How Much they are Costing the Organization

Waste of Motion

Waste of Transportation

Inventory Waste

  • Waste of Waiting Time
  • Overproduction Waste
  • Waste of Defects and Rework
  • Waste of Over Processing

Identify Potential Improvement Opportunities

  • Personalizing the Training By Identifying Wastes Within Your Own Company (Breakout Exercise)

Dot Game Exercise, 1st Round

  • Interactive Classroom Factory to Provide Problems Found In Most Processes

Introduction to Lean Basics; 5s & Visual Controls

Intro to Lean Manufacturing

Visual Controls

  • Push Vs. Pull Production
  • Single Piece Flow and Cellular


  • JIT and Kanban

Dot Game Exercise, 2nd Round

Value Stream Mapping

Quick Change-overs

Error Proofing

  • How to Use Pok-Yokes to Help Workers Not Make Mistakes

Total Productive Maintenance

Kaizen Blitz or Rapid Improvement Process

Understanding the Process Variation

Managements Involvement In Supporting This Lean Manufacturing Initiative

  • What Management Has to Do to Make these Changes Stick

Development of An Action Plan to Implement Lean Principles Across Your Organization

  • Start to Develop A Plan That Outlines the Steps Needed to Implement Lean In Your Organization

Developing A Road Map to Success For Lean Implementation

  • Build a Road Map That Includes All of The Lean Practices and Design It to Fit Your Organization

Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

Upon completion of this seminar, the student will receive a certification of completion with 8 classroom hours (.8 Trainco CEUs) per day attended. Visit our continuing education units page to determine if this class is accepted by your state licensing agency.

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