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Introduction to Lean

This one-day course introduces the principles of lean and provides managers and those responsible for process improvement with an understanding of the main benefits that lean management can bring to a business. EEF’s no nonsense approach to lean will focus on minimising waste and  improving productivity, while saving  time, inventory, resources, space and cash. This course is a useful first step towards implementing a successful, sustainable lean culture.

  • Course content
    • Overview of lean manufacturing – the aims, history and culture and benefits
    • Value stream mapping – understanding the lean process and identifying areas for improvement
    • Eight wastes –  discover the actions causing hidden wastes
    • Basic lean tools (e.g. 5S, visual management) – overview of the  tools and principles needed to eliminate hidden wastes
    • Continuous improvement – what it is and why every company needs to embrace it.
  • Pre-requisites
  • There are no pre-requisites for this course.

  • Assessment
  • No assessment but delegates receive a certificate of attendance.

  • More details
  • By completing this course, delegates will:

    • Understand the lean principles and their benefits
    • Identify customer value and waste
    • Recognise the eight wastes and how to reduce them
    • Identify areas for improvement and solutions
    • Understand how a team-based approach to change can achieve sustainable results.