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Lean Certification

 

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Course 1: Developing a Lean Culture 110


This course reviews key foundational elements of lean that are part of corporate culture, or your company's collective values, beliefs and habits. The course reviews the importance of leadership and communication; developing and empowering employees; teamwork; safety; standardization; PDCA; Kaizen; idea systems; training; and more!

Course Outline
  • Objectives
  • What Is Lean?
  • Culture in the Workplace
  • The Pros and Cons of Developing a Lean Culture
  • Cultural Enablers: Leadership and Communication
  • Cultural Enablers: Human Development, Teamwork, and Empowerment
  • Cultural Enablers: Safety
  • Adding Value
  • Benchmarking
  • Standardizing the Production Process
  • Kaizen: Developing a Culture of Continuous Improvement
  • Implementing Kaizen with PDCA
  • Idea Systems
  • Hoshin: Planning and Policy Deployment
  • Training Employees in Lean Practices
  • On-the-Job Training
  • On-the-Job Training: Key Roles
  • Cross Training
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Reinforcing Lean Practices
  • Summary

Course Objectives
  • Define the concept of lean.
  • Describe culture in the workplace.
  • List the pros and cons of developing a lean culture.
  • Distinguish between the cultural enablers of leadership and communication.
  • Distinguish between the cultural enablers of human development, teamwork, and empowerment.
  • Describe the cultural enabler of safety.
  • Describe the lean concept of adding value.
  • Describe benchmarking in the context of lean.
  • Describe the lean concept of standardization.
  • Describe the lean concept of kaizen.
  • Describe how to implement kaizen with plan-do-check-act.
  • Describe the lean tool of idea systems.
  • Describe the lean concept of hoshin.
  • Describe the required training for transitioning to lean.
  • Describe on-the-job training.
  • Describe the key roles involved in on-the-job training in the context of lean.
  • Describe cross training in the context of lean.
  • Describe coaching and mentoring in the context of lean.
  • Describe how to reinforce lean practices.