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Course 2: Continuous Process Improvement: Managing Flow 120


Flow is fundamental to lean. This course reviews various elements of flow including takt time and cycle time; value stream mapping; visual management; using 5S; Kanban; and more!

Course Outline
  • Objectives
  • Continuous Process Improvement
  • Focus on the Process
  • Single Piece Flow
  • Organizing Around Flow
  • Takt Time and Cycle Time
  • Value Stream Maps and Product Families
  • Value Stream Mapping: Current State and Future State
  • Value Stream Mapping Symbols: Process Icons
  • Value Stream Mapping Symbols: Material Icons
  • Value Stream Mapping Symbols: Information Icons
  • Value Stream Mapping Symbols: Miscellaneous Icons
  • Visual Management
  • The Steps of 5S
  • Other Tools for Visual Management
  • Pull Systems and Kanban
  • The Types of Kanban
  • Summary

Course Objectives
  • Define the lean principle of continuous process improvement.
  • Differentiate between a process-focused business model and mass production.
  • Describe single piece flow.
  • Describe work cells.
  • Describe the relationship between takt time and cycle time.
  • Describe value stream maps and product families.
  • Differentiate between current state and future state value stream maps.
  • Describe process icons for value stream mapping.
  • Describe material icons for value stream mapping.
  • Describe information icons for value stream mapping.
  • Describe miscellaneous icons for value stream mapping.
  • Describe visual management in the lean workplace.
  • Describe the steps of 5S.
  • Describe production boards and check sheets.
  • Describe the relationship between pull systems and kanban.
  • Differentiate between production kanban and withdrawal kanban