Our full lean manufacturing programme is delivered face to face through a range of practical exercises and classroom-based sessions – each designed to transform your new knowledge into tangible, commercial improvements within your business.
What you’ll need
- Access to a car or public transport to attend the face-to-face training
- There are no minimum academic requirements for this course
How it works
- Hands-on training, comprising presentations, discussions, group activities and interactive learning exercises
- 10 days of 8-hour training (in addition to optional in-company activity) delivered over 10 weeks
Module 1: ARTL Introductions and Lean Thinking & Awareness
- To provide an understanding of the guiding principles of lean manufacturing
- To raise awareness of how companies become lean
- To understand the structure of the Accelerated Route to Lean Manufacturing programme and how the forthcoming modules will equip the delegates to make changes in their own business.
Module 2: World Class Manufacturing – People and Process
- To expose the link between Culture Change and a Continuous Improvement
- To exhibit how culture can be successfully changed within a business
- To demonstrate the requirements of a strong management team in achieving culture change.
Module 3: Value Stream Mapping 1 – The Current State
- To be able to identify Value Streams
- To understand why Value Stream Mapping is so important to successful Lean implementation
- To understand why the seven wastes are present within organisations
- To understand why “overproduction” is key to driving “un-lean” behaviours
- To understand how to identify systemic waste and overproduction using current state mapping.
Module 4: Value Stream Mapping 2 – The Future State
- To understand how to develop a Lean future state by optimising labour, leadtime and inventory
- To understand how to link improvements to financial benefits
- To understand how culture and behaviours can impact on a lean deployment programme.
Module 5: Process Mapping and Kaizen Blitz Events
- To understand how and when to use two popular types of Process Mapping technique
- To enable delegates to use Process Mapping techniques confidently in a variety of situations
- To understand how Process Mapping differs from Value Stream Mapping (VSM)
- To demonstrate the concept and practice of Process Mapping through case material
- To introduce the concept of Kaizen workshops and blitz events together with a process and guidelines for approaching such events and sustaining any gains that are achieved
- To outline the leadership styles typically encountered and to compare and contrast ‘Traditional’ management styles and leadership behaviours in fostering culture change.
Module 6: Problem Solving & Quality Tools
- To appreciate what is meant by Lean principle five – Perfection
- To develop an understanding of the tools and techniques of quality management
- To understand how quality tools can be applied to resolve specific problems in support of lean developments
- To understand why problem solving is a vital element of any Lean implementation
- To demonstrate the use of problem solving methodology
- To provide an introduction to Statistical Process Control (SPC).
Modules 7 & 8: Workplace Organisation and Equipment Effectiveness (Parts 1 & 2)
- To understand the interactions 5S has on other aspects of a Lean organisation and how it enables Flow (and standardisation) to be achieved
- To understand the calculation and benefits of applying Overall Equipment Effectiveness
- To understand the mechanics of Total Productive Maintenance and recognise the need to apply it
- To understand the process of changeover analysis and methods of reducing unnecessary/excessive downtime.
Module 9 Part 1: Build to Plan
- To understand why we plan and schedule
- To understand the difference between planning and scheduling
- To understand why the achievement of the short-term schedule is so vital to lean applications.
Module 9 Part 2: Facilitation and Coaching
- To understand how to facilitate CI activities
- To understand the difference between coaching and mentoring
- To understand how to coach people to achieve improved CI results
Module 10: Lean Implementation Considerations
- To understand the need for a Lean implementation strategy
- Appreciate the value and purpose of having a well thought through and communicated Philosophy
- To recognise the Human Systems, the need to engage with our teams and the critical factors necessary for effective & sustainable Continuous Improvement and the transition to Operational Excellence
- To identify and appreciate the qualities and attributes required of a Lean leader
- Develop communication skills to enable respectful and progressive CI
- Discuss processes and systems necessary to align the “top-to-bottom” resources in your organisation to achieve corporate aims & objectives.