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Lean Introduction

Lean Introduction follows the idea of continuous improvement towards achieving the ideal and shortest possible cycle, while maximizing focus on waste reduction.

Lean Introduction

Why Get Lean Introduction Certification?

Gain Insights on Core Concepts

Lean Introduction takes you through the core concepts of Lean principles that enable organizations to minimize waste and maximize efficiency.

Enhance Problem-solving Skills

Learn the art of identifying waste generating processes and tactfully execute operational excellence with a problem-solving skill set.

Contribute to Process Improvement

Become a core contributor to improve an organization and earn a key role as a coveted and demanded professional in the industry.

Improve Career Prospects

Stand out from other candidates when applying for jobs. Lean Introduction opens the door for new possibilities and great career prospects.

Course Content

This section covers the history and background of Lean, starting with Henry Ford up through Toyota, including what it is and what it is not. You will learn about organizations that have successfully implemented Lean. We will discuss how Lean works in manufacturing and non-manufacturing environments, helping you see the hidden waste. You will also learn about the 5 lean principles of Value, Value Stream, Flow, Pull and Perfection. You will understand how variation and waste leads to process excellence, why improvement initiatives fail, and the House of Lean that describes the core Lean leadership principles needed for success. We will also discuss the importance of developing a learning organization, and watch a video of a morning meeting at FastCap.

This section reviews the 5 lean principles, and introduces the Lean Triad, called the 3 M’s (Muda, Mura, Muri). You will also learn about different problem-solving processes like Plan-Do-Check-Act and the 8-Step Problem Solving Process. You will learn how to communicate and organize your problem-solving progress onto one sheet of paper, called an A3.

This section introduces the Japanese word “kaizen” which means incremental and continuous improvement of our processes. Kaizen can be done in our own work areas to save ourselves time and effort, while improving the quality of our work. We introduce a methodology called Kaizen Blitz which can be performed with a small team to make dramatic improvements to a targeted process, and is highlighted with a video. We also explain the popular kaizen event format, which is a multi-day session that brings together a team of people across multiple process areas to streamline the entire system. We share a video of a value stream mapping event, which follows the kaizen event format. We end the session with a discussion on a Lean Project, which is used for larger improvements that can take 3-6 months to complete.

One of the first ways to improve your process is to notice and identify the 3 M’s (Muda, Muri and Mura). We start with Muda, learning the 8 different types of waste, summarized by the acronym DOWNTIME. We will explain each of the 8 wastes, and give examples across multiple industries and sectors. We go through the other two M’s (Muri and Mura) and end with a video exercise of someone making toast, where you can practice spotting waste in the process.

This section covers a few case studies across different sectors. We’ll take a look at the Province of Saskatchewan and how Lean applies to a government agency. Then we’ll look at a nonprofit, Saint Bernard Project, and how they used Lean to rebuild more homes. Next, we’ll look at Pierson Workholding, a small CNC manufacturer, to learn how they adopted Lean into their processes. Finally, we’ll look at the health care industry at the Virginia Mason Institute, an early adopter of Lean.

Why 6Sigma.us?

  • Curriculum by Certified and Experienced Lean experts.
  • Regularly updated courses to meet the latest industry standards.
  • Specially designed course to ensure a holistic learning experience.
  • Additional reading materials, PPTs, PDFs, etc. to gear you with real-world knowledge.
  • All analytical tools, software, etc. to turn you into an industry-ready professional.

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Lean Introduction

Introduction to Lean and process identification

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Learn to reduce waste and make processes efficient.

Top Opportunities for Lean Introduction Certified Professionals

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Frequently Asked Question

There are no requirements to pursue Lean Introduction online training program by 6Sigma.us.

As businesses push for waste reduction and achieving operational excellence, there is always a need for certified Lean certified professionals. You can expect to work as: Lean Engineer, Lean Supervisor, Continuous Improvement Engineer, Industrial Engineer, Quality Engineer.

The Lean Introduction by 6Sigma can be completed within 2 weeks. Attendees are provided with 1 year of access to complete the course at their own pace.

  • Analytical and problem-solving approach.
  • Involved in quality improvement projects.

Lean Introduction certification is perfect for those looking forward to kick-start their career and expand their opportunities. It is recommended for managers, auditors, engineers, supervisors, and any other individual looking to improve their organization.


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