“Change before you have to.” — Jack Welch
The concept of Lean Manufacturing was developed in the early 1990s from studies of the Toyota Production System.
The 5 lean principles establish value (as seen by customers), identify value streams, make these streams flow (reduce lead times), respond to market demand and pursue perfection in our standard operations. Lean focuses on eliminating waste in processes – waste being anything that impedes the flow of our product or service as it is being delivered.
Lean Business is about ensuring that we understand our customer requirements, engaging all of our staff to optimise our processes, to deliver value and eliminate waste from those processes, to deliver a win-win-win for the business, the clients and the employees.
Who should attend?
Senior Business Leaders
“Many people think that Lean is about cutting heads, reducing the workforce or cutting inventory. Lean is really a growth strategy. It is about gaining market share and being prepared to enter in or create new markets.” — Ernie Smith, Lean Events Facilitator
What will I learn?
- An overall understanding to the concept and origins of Lean Business
- A fundamental understanding of the 5 Principles of Lean Operations
- Best practices for a successful lean programme implementation
- Lean Principles
- Business Process Improvement Methodology
- Most Common Lean Tools
- Lean implementation
Half a day
Assessment and Certification
ETAC certificate of attendance.