• Process excellence

Lean Project (2 days)

Course duration: 2 days.

A 2-day introduction to lean process improvement for team members


Product Description

Download the Lean Project brochure

“Business lives by the vigor and brains of the people it produces.” *mdash; Aristophane

Course Overview

The concept of Lean Manufacturing was developed in the early 1990s from studies of the Toyota Production System.

It focuses on eliminating waste in processes, waste being anything that impedes the flow of product as it is being transformed in the value chain.

Lean Business is concerned with delivering a product or service where it is needed, when it is needed, and exactly what was needed’.

Quality problems, excess, unreliable equipment or systems, inefficient layout, all impede flow to deliver value. Lean Business uses a variety of tools aimed at eliminating or reducing these issues. These tools target improvements in quality, reliability, workplace organisation, critical time reduction and streamlining service flow.

This two day course serves as an introduction to Lean Process Improvement. The workshop presents the concepts, tools and techniques involved in the practical application of Lean Business using a series of easy to understand modules and exercises.

Who should attend?

The programme is aimed at any personnel engaging in business process improvement

“involving internal and external stakeholders when considering change is of huge significance and that change is more likely to be accepted when the voice of the customer is heard. This was the biggest learning for me. I don’t think the changes that are happening in 2015 as a result of my project would have happened without this training.” — Niamh, Strategic Projects Manager

What will I learn?

  • The concept and origins of Lean Business
  • The 5 Principles of Lean Operations
  • How to identify opportunities for Waste elimination
  • How to use Lean Tools in the workplace via a simulated game and team based exercises
  • How to implement Lean practices back at the workplace


    • Day 1

    • Introduction
    • History of Lean Business
    • The 5 Principles of Lean Operations
    • The Benefits of lean
    • The Toyota Production System
    • The 10 wastes
    • A Business Simulation

Day 2

  • 8-step process improvement
  • Kaizen
  • Workplace organisation & visualisation
  • VOC & CTQ
  • Kanban and Pull
  • Case Studies
  • Action Planning


2 days.

Assessment and Certification

ETAC certificate of attendance.

Additional Information


Offsite, Venue and dates to be arranged, Onsite, Dates to be arranged