1.1: What is Lean
In order to understand how to build Lean processes, we have to understand what Lean really means and how we can apply lean across what we do to drive a difference. We will explore what Lean is, what it is not, and where does Lean fit within the current business climate.
1.2: What are the keen Lean Principles?
The principles behind Lean are fundamental to core fundamentals for business excellence and building operational excellence. Every industry has a way of doing business, but the principles behind Lean are relevant across all sectors, helping build the long term growth and culture of an organisation.
1.3: How to identify wastes and inefficiencies in our processes
Learning to see inefficiencies does not start when something obvious goes wrong. As an expert in Lean thinking, you will be able to watch processes, understand the inefficiencies that exist and identify waste within every process. With most processes having almost 80% waste, can any of us afford to ignore it.
1.4: How to be process centered in our thinking
To build new products or services and to fix existing products or services, you have to be processed centered and processed focused. Learning the art of process thinking to build improved or new processes is a skill that can be developed leveraging the Lean principles.
1.4: Core Lean Tool Kit
Understanding what tool to use when and which tool will begin the best and biggest result is critical to making lasting change happen. You will learn the critical Lean tools such as the Value Stream Mapping or 5S, but you will also learn how to get really good at brainstorming, SCAMPER, Assumption busting, prioritization of activities while developing skills that can be applied across any business and any role.
1.5: Using A3 Problem Solving
Toyota taught it’s leaders how to solve issues on a single sheet of A3 paper and we will show you how to do it. This tool brings together visual management, change management and problem solving into an unbelievably powerful problem solving format that you can use for the rest of your career to solve business challenges – at any level.