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Lean Process Improvement

Price: $ 49.95+GST

From Benjamin Franklins early ideas, to Henry Fords work in the 1920s and the Toyoda precepts in the 1930s, to Jeffery Likers publication of The Toyota Way in 2004, Lean processes have evolved from a simple concept to a set of widely used best practices. This course will introduce you to the most common Lean tools.

This course will teach you the foundations of Lean through the Toyota precepts and the five critical improvement concepts (value, waste, variation, complexity, and continuous improvement). Then, you will learn about tools to perform continuous improvement in your organization, including 5S, 5W-2H, PDSA, DMAIC, Kaizen, Genchi Genbutsu, and Lean data mapping methods.

Table of Contents

1. Course Overview
2. Understanding Lean
Defining Lean
The History of Lean
Lean vs. Six Sigma
Pre-Assignment Review
A Lean Glossary
3. The Toyota Production System
Overview of the Liker Pyramid
Exploring the Philosophy
Considering the Processes
Understanding People and Partners
Problem Solving Tools
4. The Toyota Production System House
5. The Five Critical Improvement
Key Ideas
Case Study
6. Understanding Value with the Kano Model
7. Types of Waste
The Three Categories
Making Connections
8. Creating a Lean Enterprise
Going Green with Lean
The Characteristics of a Lean Organization
9. The Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) Cycle
10. Using the R-DMAIC-S Model
11. Lean Thinking Tools
Genchi Genbutsu and Gemba
Performing a 5-S
12. Kaizen Events
About Kaizen and Kaizen Events
Typical Kaizen Blitz Workflow
Personal Reflection
13. Data Gathering and Mapping
Flow Charts
Making Breakfast
Ishikawa (Cause and Effect) Diagrams
SIPOC Diagrams
Value Stream Maps
Tips for Effective Data Analysis
14. A Plan to Take Home
Roadblocks and Pitfalls
Creating a Successful
Organizational Structure
Where To Get Started?
A Plan for Success
15. Personal Action Plan
16. Recommended Reading List
17. Post-Course Assessment