Lean Tools: Waste Elimination, Cycle Time Reduction, and Kaizen

Lean Tools: Waste Elimination, Cycle Time Reduction, and Kaizen

Why Attend

For many organizations, maximizing value is a top objective. Hence, identifying, reducing, and removing non-value added activities becomes a priority. Lean tools present an opportunity to identify and remove these wastes resulting in cycle time reduction and improved efficiency.  If that is your organization’s objective then this course will coach you on how to apply these tools and how to embark on a Lean journey by applying the kaizen model.

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Course Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand Lean concepts and its importance for organizations
  • Identify typical process waste in organizations 
  • Recognize how Lean tools can directly address the elimination and reduction of operating costs, cycle time, and non-value added activities
Target Audience

All professionals who are involved in hands-on initiatives focusing on operations excellence and improving speed, as well as those who are responsible for linking, measuring, and improving the performance of the organization.

Target Competencies
  • Lean mindset
  • Waste elimination
  • Kaizen
Course Outline
  • Introduction to Lean principles
    • What is a quality tool?
    • Aligning strategy with Lean principles
    • Core concepts
    • The history of Lean
    • The benefits of Lean
  • Components of Lean
    • Five Lean principles
    • Building blocks of Lean
    • The 8 types of waste - Waste elimination strategy
    • Value Stream Mapping (VSM)
    • 5 S program: Sort, Straighten, Sweep, System, Sustain
    • Quick changeover
    • Single piece flow
    • Cell layout
    • Point of Use Storage (POUS)
    • Visual organization
    • Spaghetti diagrams
    • Poka yoke
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