Lean Awareness

1 Day Course

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Classroom Virtual Classroom Private Group - Virtual Self-Paced Online


Lean thinking has become a widely adopted improvement approach that can greatly simplify processes and improve performance in both manufacturing and service organisations. Lean recognises that most of an organisation’s processes are at best 40% value adding. Effectively applying Lean principles and tools can significantly improve the percentage of vale added time; reduce process timescales; and reduce waste and the associated costs. At the same time there will be an improvement in customer service and satisfaction levels. This awareness course enables delegates to understand the benefits of lean for their organisation; the key lean principles, tools and techniques and how to approach implementation. This one-day awareness course is also the first day of the 5 day Lean Programme.


This one day awareness course uses a blend of theory and practical exercises A service based Lean Game is used to demonstrate the key lean principles. During the course delegates will develop an   understanding of:

  • The key principles of quality improvement
  • The key lean principles and the focus on waste elimination
  • Customer value, value streams and waste
  • The key lean tools and techniques
  • Approach to implementing lean in their organisation


Course Topics (9 topics)

  • Introduction
  • Quality improvement PDCA and DMAIC models
  • 5 Lean principles-Lean Thinking Game
  • 7 deadly wastes
  • Customer value; value add , value enabling and non-value add
  • Value streams and value stream mapping
  • Key Lean tools and techniques
  • Getting started
  • Lean leadership and culture


There are no prerequisites for this course except a willingness to participate and an open mind.

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