One of the key challenges faced in the current business environment is developing and maintaining a competitive advantage. Where this course differs from other lean training courses in this field is that it also focuses on the skills of Lean Leadership. It emphasises building the knowledge necessary for leaders to implement and sustain a Lean culture by connecting these tools with the underlying mind-sets and behaviours required from people.
Who should attend?
This thought provoking training course is suitable for leaders who are interested in creating greater efficiency within their company and leading others through the Lean process.
Why introduce Lean?
- How to increase customer satisfaction to gain repeat business
- Identify and reduce waste - shorter lead times, lower costs
- Improved profitability, process control and utilisation of resources
- Companywide team work - breaking down functional barriers
- Seven wastes of Lean Leadership
Introduction - Setting the Scene - “What Lean means for business”
- Introduction to Lean - What is lean management all about?
- Definitions - Jargon Busting
- Managing objections and practising 'respectful' management
- Breaking down functional barriers and ‘silo’ management structures
Lean Tools - An Overview - looking at these tools and the impact they have.
- 7 Wastes
- 5S and visual factory
- Cellular manufacturing
- Zero Quality Control, Source Inspection and Poka Yoke
- Single Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED)
- Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
- Lean office
- Value stream mapping
People - “Winning the Hearts and Minds”
- How to create a lean environment from disorder and chaos
- Gemba and sensei Walks
- Responsibility, accountability and ownership - 10 lean doctrines
- How to bring about a lean environment by effective communication
How to build a lean culture by utilising self-managing, empowered teams
- Sustainable problem solving techniques
- Initiating Kaizen and Kaikaku (Kaizen Blitz) activities - making it work for your business
- Utilising alliances with third parties
- Getting the 'cynics' on board the programme