Our introduction to the “10 Steps to become a Lean Enterprise” program starts with this training module called “Lean Awareness in Manufacturing.” This module is the foundation of the ‘10 Steps to become a Lean Enterprise’ training series.
The Lean Awareness training course was originally designed and presented in a clients facility as an eight (8) hour or one (1) business day training session. A participant is receiving the same information in the online version of the course.
Lean Awareness in Manufacturing allows the learner to develop a deeper understanding of the 10 Steps model and how it can be applied to focus the implementation of Lean principles into any manufacturing business. Lean Mg. Online modules teach the same principles that are used in the Toyota Production System (TPS).
As a participant works through each training module, they will see a screen with an outline of the course objectives. To achieve the training goal for this course a participant needs to understand each of these objectives.
Level 1 – Lean Awareness in Manufacturing Course Objectives:
Lesson 101 – Introduction to Lean Awareness:
- Welcomes and introduction to the Lean Awareness course
Lesson 102 – Can a Manufacturing Organization Implement Lean Principles?
- In this lesson we ask the question: Can a manufacturing organization implement lean principles? We answer this question by showing examples of manufacturing companies that have implemented lean principles.
Lesson 103 – Organizational Behavior:
- Ladder of Inference – looking at the way we gather information to make decisions.
- Jo-Hari Window – we take a look at the methods we use to gather and share information about ourselves sand others around us.
- Creating Change in Any Business – This is a two part training session where we look into the effects of change on people and organizations.
Lesson 104 – Lean Awareness Training Modules:
- Understand and define Lean principles.
- Understand the LEAN model
- Define Customer Expectations.
- Define Value vs. Non-value.
- Describe the Ratio of Value vs. Non-value.
- Describe the Eight Wastes.
- Describe a Traditional vs. a Lean improvement.
- Describe the 10 Steps to become a Lean Enterprise.
- Describe the ISEE Cycle.
- Describe the benefits of becoming a Lean Enterprise.
Lesson 105 – Additional Learning Resources:
We share some additional information about Lean Accounting, Just in Time, and Lean Manufacturing Principles
Lean Awareness Certification Exam
This training module covers the basic concepts of Lean principles and we present 11 questions with 30 minutes to answer them. The Lean Awareness in Manufacturing certification exam requires a minimum pass score of 80%.