Course Length: 2-days
Lean principles have come a long way since the late 1700s – beginning with Benjamin Franklin’s early ideas, then Henry Ford’s streamlining work in the 1920s and the Toyoda traditions in the 1930s. More recently, Jeffery Liker has provided a bridge to these traditions in his book The Toyota Way. Lean principles have evolved from simple concepts into widely-used best practices.
The popularity of Six Sigma concepts is credited to Motorola in the late 1980s. Jack Welch made it a central philosophy to his business at General Electric in 1995. Today, the two philosophies of Lean and Six Sigma have merged into a symbiotic relationship where Lean is about production speed and Six Sigma is about production quality. This 2-day course provides participants with a solid foundation in both of these philosophies.
Define Lean and key terms
Define Six Sigma and key terms
Describe the critical process improvement concepts
Identify and reduce various types of waste
Explore the uses of Gap Analysis in process improvement
Use specific Lean and Six Sigma tools to improve business processes
Note: For a customized Lean/Six Sigma program at your company or for Green Belt / Black Belt Certification based on your company’s projects contact your Learning Coach.
Lesson 1: CPI and Corporate Culture
Lesson 2: Understanding Lean
Lesson 3: Toyota Production System
Lesson 4: The TPS House
Lesson 5: Five Critical Improvement Concepts
Lesson 6: Understanding Value with the Kano Model
Lesson 7: Understanding Types of Waste
Lesson 8: Creating a Lean Enterprise
Lesson 9: Standard Tools for Implementing Lean
Lesson 10: Kaizen Events
Lesson 11: Gap Analysis and Other Tools
Lesson 12: A Plan to Take Home