Continuous Improvement With Lean

Continuous Improvement With Lean

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Course Overview

Companies everywhere, no matter what their industry, can benefit from the principles of continuous improvement with Lean. Whether they adopt a very formal process or commit to something less structured, they can follow its principles and improve their bottom line by reducing wasted time and resources.

This course is designed for learners who have completed the pre-requisite Lean Process Improvement course, and perhaps have been involved in implementation of its principles in their workplace. It is the ideal next step along the path of learning and creating a workplace culture committed to continuous improvement.

Learning Objectives

This one-day workshop will help you teach participants how to:

  • Describe what continuous improvement with Lean is all about
  • Explain the concepts of the continuous improvement cycle: Identify, Plan, Execute, and Review
  • Apply Lean continuous improvement concepts to a case study
  • Present ideas for continuous improvement

Course Outline

You will spend the first part of the day getting to know participants and discussing what will take place during the workshop. Students will also have an opportunity to identify their personal learning objectives.

Defining Continuous Improvement

To begin the course, participants will learn what continuous improvement is all about. They will also review the pre-assignment.

Stage One – Identify Areas for Improvement

This session covers the first stage of the continuous improvement cycle: Identify.

Stage Two – Create a Plan for Improvement

This session covers the second stage of the continuous improvement cycle: Plan. Participants will also consider how they might plan to improve their own workplace.

Stage Three – Implement the Changes

This session covers the third stage of the continuous improvement cycle: Execute.

Stage Four – Review the Impact

This session covers the final stage of the continuous improvement cycle: Review. Sustainability measures will also be discussed.

Test Driving

To wrap up the course, participants will complete an in-depth case study to help a fictional event planning company streamline operations in preparation for a big project.

Workshop Wrap-Up

At the end of the course, students will have an opportunity to ask questions and fill out an action plan.

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