Introduction to Lean

By: Business Impact UK Ltd  24/04/2013
Keywords: business process, lean, Lean Manufacturing

Course Outline: This one-day session is designed to provide an understanding of the principles of Lean Manufacturing and how these principles can be applied within the workplace. The session introduces the fundamental concepts and philosophy of lean methodology and allows participants to apply these in a simple “production line” practical activity. Theory covered includes: • Lean Manufacturing – objectives, benefits, elements • Batch Manufacturing versus Lean • “Value-Add” and “Non Value-Add” • The Toyota Productions System and Lean • The Eight Wastes (Muda) • Visual Management • Standard Operations • Line Balancing and Pull Systems • Kaizen and the PDCA Cycle • The Lean Organisation and Flexibility Who is it for? This course is primarily for Management Teams responsible for implementing Lean. Key Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this module the learner will be able to: • Describe the principles of Lean Manufacturing and the benefits of applying lean concepts across a business • Explain the importance of standardisation and Standard Operating Procedures • List the stages in the application of a 5S programme • Define the terms value-add and non value-add in a Lean Manufacturing environment

Keywords: business process, kaizen, lean, Lean Manufacturing

Contact Business Impact UK Ltd


Print this page

Other products and services from Business Impact UK Ltd

Pre-Employment Railway Engineering from Business Impact UK Ltd thumbnail

Pre-Employment Railway Engineering

Want to Work in Rail? Fully Funded Places are Available!


Team Work

TEAM – Together Everyone Achieves More


Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Performing Manufacturing

Get Trained, Get Paid, Get Qualified!


Level 2 NVQ - Food Manufacturing Excellence

Course review: "Productivity", "Lean Thinking", "Continuous Improvement" and "Waste" - all these terms are synonymous with the Manufacturing Sector.


Intermediate Apprenticeship in Food & Beverage Services

  This is a 9 month programme and all elements must be completed in order to achieve an Apprenticeship


Six Sigma Yellow Belt

Course review: There are a number of Levels of Six Sigma training that can be attained by those who


Team Working

Course review: Team Working is defined as a work practice based on the use of teams, or groups of


Value Stream Mapping (VSM)

Course review: Value Stream Mapping (VSM), sometimes referred to as the "Learning to See" Map or cartoon, has emerged


SMED (Single Minute Exchange of Die)

Course review: SMED is a lean methodology that reduces downtime due to machine setups and changeovers. It is a


FMEA (Faliure mode & Effects Analysis)

Course review: Failure Modes and Effect Analysis is methodology for analyzing potentail reliability problems early in the development cycle


OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness)

Course review: The application of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) is different for everyone. OEE truly reduces complex production problems


SPC (Statistical Process Control)

Course review: SPC is a measurement tool for the variation, range and reliability of your manufacturing processes. The aim