- Fast-paced and engaging content
- Professionally narrated training
- Closed captioning transcript for videos
- Evaluation quizzes and tests included
- Competitively unrivaled pricing
- Concise and time-saving training duration
- Lean Introduction Training Certification
What is Lean Introduction Training?
The Lean Introduction program provides you with a comprehensive overview of the principles of Lean Thinking and introduces the principles of Lean and the overall importance of focusing on what adds value to the customer.
With this program, you will have a basic understanding of the core concepts of Lean Thinking, be able to identify wastes in your processes, and learn how to set up and conduct a kaizen event.
- Lean Introduction – Theory & Quiz
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.
- Principles of Lean and A3 Thinking – Theory & Quiz
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.
- Kaizen – Theory & Quiz
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.
- Foundation of Lean: Waste – Downloadable Resource, Theory & Quiz
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.
- Lean Case Studies – Theory & Quiz
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.
What’s included in the Online Training
- Closed captioning transcript provided with all videos
- Each module requires completion of a quiz (retakes allowed).
- Digital version of the complete Lean Introduction program (read-only)
- On-demand, 24/7 access with 30 days to professionally narrated OpEx Learning program
- Templates and Job Aids for Lean Activities
- Upon completion of the training and passing the examinations, you will receive:
- Lean Introduction Training Certificate
Popular Job Roles/Positions
- Lean Engineer
- Lean Supervisor
- Continuous Improvement Engineer
- Industrial Engineer
- Quality Engineer
Few Hiring Companies
- GE Aviation
- Thermo Fisher
How it Works
Online Training & Examination
Six Sigma Certification
Why Choose OpEx Learning
We know there’s a bunch of other Lean Six Sigma providers out there, but here’s why you should choose us:
- We are authorized by the ISSSP, IACET and are a PMI approved educational provider. This means your qualification meets the highest global standards.
- The positive real-world results of OpEx Learning courses have been proven innumerably.
- Our instructors are leading & highly experienced Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt holders: The best of the best.
What people say about OpEx Learning?
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The program is well designed in touches on all the basics of 6-Sigma. This is an easy to follow course that, I believe, would help companies if presented to employees in the operational level.
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- Includes case studies and real-world Lean implementation examples.
Lean — Engaging employees to increase customer value
Lean focuses on process efficiency and reducing or eliminating waste in processes by using various methods to streamline processes and strive for continuous improvement. The fundamental basis for the success of Lean is the ability to identify and eliminate waste, aggressively reduce non-value-added activities, and improve flow in any organization’s processes.