Course Overview

If you're brand new to lean or looking for a fun and educational introduction to lean manufacturing, we've got just the thing for you! Our lean mini-course is a 5 day video course that overviews all the essentials of lean. Take a sneak peek below!

Introduction to Lean

In this video you will get a first introduction to lean. Before you're through you'll understand each of the following:

  • What is lean?
  • How to define value
  • How to define waste
  • The history of lean

The Methods of Lean

On this day we'll explain just how lean works. We'll not only teach you the concepts, but also show you with a real manufacturing process improvement as we take batch production to one piece flow. You'll learn each of the following:

  • A 5 step process for applying lean to any organization
  • The concept of "flow"
  • The effects of batch size on flow
  • Simple process improvement

The Tools of Lean

The third video overviews 10 of the most popular and common lean tools. We'll review each of the following:

  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Total Productive Maintenance
  • Standard Work
  • Single Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED)
  • Kanban
  • Kaizen Events
  • Heijunka
  • Cellular Manufacturing
  • The 8 Wastes
  • 5S

The Culture of Lean

Establishing a new culture is essential to practicing lean. This video goes a bit deeper into what lean is all about. Before we're through you'll understand each of the following:

  • Respect for People
  • A tip for establishing culture
  • Managing a culture

Implementing Lean

After four days of becoming familiar with Lean, it's time to talk about how to where to begin. This video is all about lean implementation. We're overview each of the following:

  • The first tools most commonly implemented
  • How to start small and build rapidly
  • Whether to appoint a lean leader
  • Resources to help you on your journey

Course curriculum

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    • Introduction to Lean Manufacturing

    • The Methods of Lean Manufacturing

    • The Tools of Lean Manufacturing

    • The Culture of Lean Manufacturing

    • Implementing Lean Manufacturing