Lean Process Improvement


Lean Process Improvement involves perfecting processes by working smarter to minimize waste within a company. Although Lean process analysis has emerged as a ‘best business practice’ in recent years, it’s organized around a culture of ideas, tools, and processes that have existed among the best business practitioners for hundreds of years. If you’ve been wondering how the best have been managing it for centuries, then LGS’s Lean Process Improvement course is for you!

Based on leading research and presented in a format that is straightforward and easily understood, students learn the foundation necessary to begin using Lean process improvement tools in their workplace. This useful skillset includes Toyota’s five critical improvement concepts, tools needed to continuously improve an organization (5S, PDSA, DMAIC, Kaizen, various Lean data mapping methods), and more.

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Course outline

How to Use This Guide

Session One: Course Overview

Session Two: Understanding Lean

Session Three: The Toyota Production System

Session Four: The Toyota Production System House

Session Five: The Five Critical Improvement Concepts

Session Six: Understanding Value with the Kano Model

Session Seven: Types of Waste

Session Eight: Creating a Lean Enterprise

Session Nine: The Plan, Do, Study, Act (PDSA) Cycle

Session Ten: Using the R-DMAIC-S Model

Session Eleven: Lean Thinking Tools

Session Thirteen: Data Gathering and Mapping

Session Fourteen: A Plan to Take Home

Recommended Reading List

Post-Course Assessment