Lean Methods


Lean Advantage

Lean Black Belt

Lean Methods


Fundamentals of Lean for Services or Manufacturing


Train process owners in Lean methods that increase the speed and ease of providing products and services to their customers.

  • Simplifying process steps and eliminating non-value added activities
  • Eliminating wastes in time, materials and expenses (through out the organization)
  • Removing barriers that impede the flow of material, information and decisions

You Will Learn To:

  • Recognize and prioritize opportunities for Lean
  • Assess/quantify the impact of Lean improvements on enterprise performance & profitability
  • Utilize basic Lean improvement concepts including:
  • Mapping your ‘value stream’ from identification of customer need to customer delivery
  • Organizing the workplace / 5S
  • Maintaining visible operations that are controllable. (No hidden activity or cost)
  • Eliminating waste and reducing cycle time (time and expenses)
  • Identifying and assessing areas that constrain the flow and velocity of products and services
  • Optimizing operational flexibility to meet customer demands with faster product
  • Preventing disruptions to flow by incorporating ‘mistake-proofing’ technique

Immediate Results:

  • Reduce non-value added activities
  • Eliminate wasted time, materials and expenses
  • Increase speed and output of products and services
  • Improve responsiveness and flexibility to customer requests
  • Integrate Lean activities with Six Sigma and other performance improvement methods
  • Identify constraints and control variation

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Open Enrollment

Lean brochure

The 5 S'
1. Separate/Sort
2. Straighten
3. Scrub/Shine
4. Standardize
5. Spread/Sustain

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