On this page, is information about our introductory level course from our 10 Steps to become a Lean Enterprise program.
This training course is called “Lean Awareness in Manufacturing.” It’s the foundational course of the 10 Steps to become a Lean Enterprise training and implementation series developed by Chris Turner.
The Level 1 – Lean Awareness training course was originally designed as eight hours of training, and is typically presented in one full business day by an on-site consultant at many of our client’s premises.
When you sign up for our online version of the “Lean Awareness in Manufacturing” training course, you will receive the same quality step by step instruction from Chris Turner, our Lean Manufacturing Coach through a series of training videos, course workbooks and supporting materials. You will not need to purchase any additional materials, everything you need is included in the complete training package.
Lean Awareness in Manufacturing allows you to develop an understanding of lean concepts and how they are integrated into the 10 Steps training and implementation model. Chris Turner has 30+ years of hands-on lean manufacturing experience and he will personally share his knowledge to explain how the model is successfully deployed to implement lean principles into any manufacturing business.
Lean Manufacturing Online training modules teach and demonstrate the same principles that were designed and developed in the Toyota Production System. These principles have allowed the Toyota Motor Company to become globally accepted as a World Class – Lean Manufacturing business.
At the beginning of each training module, you will see an outline of the course objectives. To achieve the training goal for this course, you will need to actively participate in the training and fully understand each of the learning objectives. You can see a detailed list of the course objectives for Lean Awareness in Manufacturing below.
Thank you for your interest in our Level 1 – Lean Awareness in Manufacturing online training course.
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
Lesson 106 – 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%.