Participants in Lean Implementer will learn to facilitate the Lean efforts at the process level of the company. These classes are hands-on experiences that equip participants with the tools necessary to become a successful Lean Leader.
Theory is good, but participants must be able to apply the principles. Therefore, we conduct all training at a host client where participants experience real-life scenarios on the shop floor of a company that is engaged in a Lean Initiative. The course covers 5S/VFM, VSM, QCO, TPM, Cell Flow, Pull, VAM, TWI, Facilitation Skills & others.
The curriculum contains 160 hours of rigorous training in the core tools and disciplines of Lean Manufacturing. It also requires participants to do homework assignments, and to facilitate a kaizen event at their home company.
We administer periodic tests to check student understanding. At the end of the program, each participant completes a Board Examination. This is an open-book written and oral exam.
- Each participant will receive a wealth of materials including access to beneficial on-line materials.
- The course is designed for future Lean Leaders, and classes are limited to 10 students.
- This program meets for four consecutive days each month, for five months. Each session day is 8 hours. Lunch is provided.