Lean Manufacturing

Impact on the Organization

The global marketplace is transforming traditional industries, and applying relentless pressure to root out waste and even the smallest inefficiencies. For manufacturing companies to survive, they must be able to systematically examine and optimize all of their manufacturing processes. The discipline of “lean manufacturing” offers a powerful set of techniques for doing so. This course introduces lean manufacturing, and shows how both managers and employees can use it to improve quality, reduce cost and product time, and launch and sustain continuous improvement.

Learning Objectives

  • What is Lean?
  • What is the Toyota Production System?
  • Introduction to Continuous Improvement and Problem Solving.
  • 7 Wastes Elimination.
  • Value Stream Mapping.
  • Introduction to the 5S System.
  • Flow: Pull Systems, Work Cells, Standardized Work, Kanbans.
  • Leveling Production: Stabilize and Standardize Processes, Simplify through Kaizen.
  • Kaizen Planning.

Program Description

This course will introduce the essential concepts of Lean to help partipants understand what is required for implementing lean systems, and what is needed to get their entire team to work together in support of these plans. They will learn how to understand their systems as a whole; identify their greatest areas of opportunity for improvement; and set effective direction for their entire organization.

Time Investment

40 to 60 hours


This program can be customized to include your organization’s procedures, policies, cases, examples and terminology. Kindly inquire about these consulting services.