Operational Excellence → Lean

Introduction to Lean (L001)

This course provides an introduction to the five key principles of Lean and includes defining value from the customer perspective, the "eight wastes", the concept of value stream mapping, the characteristics of an effective and efficient workplace, push versus pull systems, engaging the front line in "kaizen".

This course provides an introduction to Lean principles, tools and methods and includes;

- Defining value from the customer's perspective
- Lean thinking & the history of Lean
- Five key principles of Lean
- Eight wastes
- Introduction to value streams and value stream mapping
- Attributes of an effective and efficient workplace
- 5S/6S, visual workplace and standard work
- Push versus pull systems and the concept of flow
- The "kaizen" improvement method
- Hoshin and developing a sustainable CI culture

Estimated effort: 1 1/2 hours (including exercises, if applicable)

COURSE MATERIALS: Included in your course materials is a "workbook" that offers a 3-slide per page booklet that you can download and/or print for note taking. Additional templates and other required resources are also included your course files.

TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE: You can assess your understanding of the topics presented in this course by completing the test at the end of the course.
  • L001-Introduction to Lean
  • How Toyota Changed The Way We Make Things - Bloomberg
  • How Toyota is reaching out to communities, one Kaizen at a time
  • Philips Lean Thinking "simplified"
  • Test Your Knowledge!
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed