Lean production is aimed at the elimination of waste in every area of production including customer relations, product design, supplier networks and factory management. Its goals are to: use less inventory, less space and less time become highly responsive to customer demand produce top quality products in the most efficient and economical manner possible.
Lean process improvement is a system of steps that help organisations reduce waste by focusing on customer value.
By identifying how customer value flows across every aspect of the organisation, management & teams can then fine-tune and implement processes that create zero waste.
Lean Process Improvement Training course will enable teams with the right tools to implement lean principles of process improvement into the very core of their culture, reducing waste and improving product and service value to the customer.
Tools covered include 5S, 5W-2H, PDCA, DMAIC, Kaizen etc.
- Gain an understanding of Lean
- Describe "The Toyota Production System" and TPS house.
- Master the five lean principles
- Learn how to categorise products or systems into the three groups
- Learn how to create and contribute to a lean enterprise
- Identify and reduce various types of waste
- Learn to create a plan for an organisation that's more environmentally Lean
- Learn how to implement & evaluate Lean changes with PDSA cycle R-DMAIC-S models
- Learn how to effectively use lean thinking frameworks like 5W-2H, Genchi Genbutsu, Gemba and 5-S
- Prepare for and complete a basic 5-S
- Learn the five levels of Kaizen events, particularly a Kaizen blitz
- Effective tips for data gathering, mapping and analysis using flow charts, Ishikawa and SIPOC diagrams and value stream maps
- Create a successful plan for a lean project
In today’s competitive environment it has become more important than ever to continuously improve our operations and be as efficient as possible. This will allow Business to continue to grow and win new customers. One demonstrated way to improve our operations is through the application of Lean production techniques. The Lean Manufacturing Initiative will use Lean based tools, techniques and resources to improve Business’s production and servicing processes.
Though different, Lean and Six Sigma are fully complimentary. Six Sigma is based on the use of statistical tools to reduce product and process defects while Lean uses a set of management and problem solving tools to eliminate waste. Because Lean and Six Sigma are fully compatible some lean tools will be incorporated in the Six Sigma Book of Knowledge for BB and MBB training.
Lean and Six Sigma are complimentary but are not the same. The basic premise of Six Sigma is to reduce or eliminate defects. The basic premise of Lean is to eliminate waste (defects being one type of waste). The lean tools are less statistical than Six Sigma tools and there are quite a few tools in the Lean tool set that are not in the Six Sigma tool set and vice versa. For example, Six Sigma does not describe value stream maps, quick changeover methodology, 5S, 3P, single piece flow, cellular layout, etc. Lean and six sigma tools working together should allow us to achieve even better results.