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On this page, is information about our intermediate level training course from the 10 Steps to become a Lean Enterprise program.
This training course is called “Lean Practitioner in Manufacturing.” It’s the middle level of the 10 Steps to become a Lean Enterprise training and implementation series developed by Chris Turner.
The Level 2 – Lean Practitioner training course was originally designed as forty hours of training, and is typically presented over five consecutive business days by an on-site consultant at many of our client’s premises. In this course, you find out how to take the pieces of the lean jigsaw puzzle that you learned about in our Lean Awareness training course and link them together.
When you sign up for our online version of the “Lean Practitioner 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 any additional materials, everything you need is included in the complete training package.
Lean Practitioner in Manufacturing allows you to start to build a framework (or structure) onto the solid foundation that was developed as you learned about lean concepts in the “Lean Awareness in Manufacturing” training course.
Please note: The Level 1 – Lean Awareness training materials are included in the Level 2 – Lean Practitioner training package, at no additional cost!
Lean Practitioner in Manufacturing allows you to develop a deeper understanding of lean tools and techniques as they are applied in the 10 Steps training and implementation model.
Chris Turner has 30+ years of hands-on lean experience and he will personally share his knowledge.
He will give a more detailed explanation, and demonstrate how a process improvement team can successfully deploy the model to implement lean principles into a 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.
Lean Practitioner Video
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At the beginning of each training module, you will see a screen with 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 the Lean Practitioner in Manufacturing below.
Level 2 – Lean Practitioner in Manufacturing Course Objectives:
Introduction to Lean Practitioner
- Explain the importance of becoming a Lean Enterprise
- Describe the difference between doing and living Lean.
- Describe the 3 key components of a Lean Enterprise.
- Describe the 5 cultural enablers of a Lean Enterprise.
- Understand how to implement and integrate Lean principles
- Describe each of the 8 wastes.
- Describe the 3 elements of work.
- Describe the difference between traditional and lean improvements.
- Prepare to complete a 10 Step Lean exercise.
Describe Step 1 – Strategy Deployment
- Describe the Breakthrough Model
- Describe Step 2 – Value Stream Mapping
- Identify a current and future state map
Describe Step 3 – Workplace Organization
- Describe each of the five elements of 5S
- Describe the 5S levels of achievement
Describe Step 4 – Improve Process Flow
- Describe the differences between a functional and a flow layout.
- Prepare to complete a Process Flow exercise.
Describe Step 5 – Reduce Changeover Times.
- Describe the definition of a Changeover
- Describe the four steps in a Changeover
- Differentiate between internal and external elements.
Describe Step 6 – Implement a Pull System.
- Describe how to transition from batch to continuous flow.
- Describe how to use Kanban.
Describe Step 7 – Balanced Workload.
- Identify a constraint.
- Describe the work content
- Describe how to balance the work content.
Describe Step 8 – Standard Work.
- Describe the purpose of Standard Work documents
- Describe a Standard Work Layout Sheet
- Describe a Standard Work Combination Sheet.
Describe Step 9 – Continuous Process Improvement.
- Describe an A3 problem-solving template
- Describe the concept and purpose of kaizen
Describe Step 10 – Extend your Lean efforts into the Supply Chain.
- Understand a lean supply chain concept.
- Understand the importance of supplier relationships.
- Understand the importance of customer relationships.
- Understand what influences customer ordering behavior.
These training modules give instruction about the application of Lean tools and techniques into the workplace. The learner will be required to take an exam and achieve an 80% pass score to receive a Lean Practitioner Certificate of Achievement.