Practice Area

Lean Six Sigma and Business Process

Lean Essentials

  • Traditional Classroom: 2-day
  • Virtual Instructor-led: Four 3-hour sessions

This two-day instructor-led course is intended to provide participants with a clear, simple, and applicable understanding of how Lean concepts and toolsets can standardize and simplify product and service delivery.

Target Audience

The primary audience for this course is anyone working in a culture that emphasizes effective and efficient quality delivery of products and services.

Learning Objectives

  • Explain Lean principles.
  • Identify eight common sources of waste in an organization.
  • Identify a value stream and define opportunities for improvements.
  • Build basic skills in continuous improvement and related tools.
  • Identify and calculate flow rates and bottlenecks.
  • Practice the implementation of “error-proofing.”

Key Takeaways

  • Ability to determine eight common forms of process waste.
  • Confidence to reduce or eliminate waste through simple improvements.
  • Ability to identify process performance, improvement, and control.

Course Outline

Module 0: Introduction
  • Introduction
  • Goals
  • Agenda
Module 1: Continuous Improvement
  • What Is a Lean Enterprise
  • Illustrate Eight Forms of Waste (TIMWOOD Plus)
    • Exercise: Identify Examples in Your Environment
  • What Is Six Sigma
    • Exercise: Identify Examples in Your Environment
Module 2: Value Stream Mapping
  • What Is a Value Stream
  • Benefits of Mapping
  • How to Create a Value Stream Map
    • Exercise: Create a High-Level Value Stream Map
Module 3: Visual Management
  • What Is Visual Management
  • 5S
  • Visual Control
    • Exercise: Process Control
Module 4: Error Proofing
  • What Is Poka-Yoke?
  • Exercise: Common Causes for Human Error
Module 5: One-Piece Flow
  • What Is One-Piece Flow?
  • One-Piece Flow Benefits
  • Exercise: One-Piece Flow Opportunities
Module 6: Standard Operations
  • Definition
  • Steps to Finding Work Commination
  • Takt Time
  • Bottlenecks and Constraints
    • Discussion: Is There a Constraint?
    • Exercise: How to Reduce Constraints
Module 7: Introduction to Kanban Pull Systems
  • Kanban Pull Systems
  • Just-in-Time Manufacturing and Kanban
  • Withdrawal Kanban
  • Discussion: Pull Systems
Module 8: Summary and Next Steps
  • Action Planning

MDV895 Course Code

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