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Lean 101

Lean 101

Join us on a journey to discover the basic elements of lean principles and see the impact they make when you put them into practice. Lean 101 is a beginning-level course that teaches participants the basic concepts of Lean Thinking in a highly interactive virtual environment. It is suitable for participants who work in office or manufacturing environments and includes many real-world examples from a wide variety of work environments. We will utilize a learn-do process where participants apply the concepts to a chosen “fix what bugs you project” each week between classes to help them practice the concepts in their own environment.

We will cover:

  • What is lean, where did it come from, and why does it matter?
  • The behaviors and systems required to create a lean culture
  • Standard Work
  • 5S
  • 8 Wastes
  • PDCA (Plan Do Check Act/Adjust)
  • Visual Management

Lean 101 is a prerequisite to many of the other classes we offer. This course consists of six virtual, 1.25 hour classes focused on the foundational elements of lean and the importance of respect for people.

Audience: Applicable to anyone who wants to learn more about creating a lean culture and understanding the basic fundamentals and how they can be applied to their job.
Tech Requirements: Computer/laptop. (A second monitor can be helpful, but not required.) You will need to be on-screen, so please use a device with a webcam and a mic. Multiple people can join from a conference room with a webcam, but registration is required for each attendee.

6 x 1.25 hour sessions; virtual (Capacity = 25)