Lean Thinking: A Strategy for Operational Excellence - Virtual Learning

Course Objectives

Lean Thinking: A Strategy for Operational Excellence - Virtual Learning

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

Understand lean concepts and importance for organizations.
Identify typical process waste in organizations and the importance of removing such waste on organization's profits, competitive edge, and customer satisfaction.
Recognize how lean concepts can directly address the elimination/reduction of operating costs, cycle time, and non-value-added activities.
Apply lean implementation methodologies.
Develop an effective lean implementation plan
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
Value Stream Mapping
Six Sigma
Results orientation

Course Outline

Introduction to Lean PrinciplesAligning Strategy with Lean PrinciplesCore ConceptsThe History of LeanThe Benefits of LeanQuality Function Deployment (QFD)
Components of LeanFive Lean PrinciplesBuilding Blocks of LeanThe 8 Types of Waste - Waste Elimination StrategyValue Stream Mapping (VSM)5 S program: Sort, Straighten, Sweep, System, SustainQuick ChangeoverSingle Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED)Standard WorkSingle Piece FlowCell LayoutTotal Productive MaintenancePoint of Use Storage (POUS)Visual OrganizationSpaghetti DiagramsPoka Yoke
 Lean and Six Sigma: A One-Two PunchSix Sigma at a GlanceKey DefinitionsUnderstanding Process CapabilitySources of VariationThe DMAIC ProcessTraditional Cost of Poor QualityComparison of Lean to Six Sigma-Approach
Lean MeasurementWhat is a Key Performance Indicator (KPI)?Developing your Lean KPIOutput Versus Outcome KPIsObstacles to MeasurementRelationship with other Models Tools
Lean Implementation Road MapImplementation Road-MapKey Factors for SuccessThe Lean Leadership ParadigmBuilding Your Lean Implementation PlanBarriers to Lean

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