Lean Tools & Essentials Certification

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This course concentrates on the specific tools needed to improve processes. This unique approach allows participants to develop the necessary skills in a significantly reduced amount of time and financial investment.

During the course, each participant will complete a project unique to their company to solve a business improvement problem. Beyond the specific project, the course enables participants to take the tools learned to become effective change agents. This class also encourages interaction with other learners to share ideas for improvements across different companies and industries.

Who Should Take This Course

Lean Tools & Essentials is ideal for manufacturing, quality, engineering, or office employees who will be the hands-on practitioners of Lean. It is highly encouraged that when deciding who to send to this class, you draw from a pool of front office and shop floor personnel.

What You’ll Learn

During this course, participants will gain the following benefits from taking part in 4 half-day sessions to discuss:

This session covers:

  • A3 problem-solving framework
  • Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) cycle
  • Scientific thinking
  • Characteristics of highly-performing teams

This session covers:

  • The importance of the Value Stream Mapping Process in terms of
    • Identifying your current conditions
    • Current bottlenecks
    • Waste and inefficiencies
  • How to develop a future-state map

This session covers how to:

  • Deconstruct complex problems
  • Identify root causes vs symptoms in our processes
  • Develop corrective actions to resolve root causes

This session covers:

  • The importance of quick changeovers
  • The importance of the foundational 5S process to drive organizational improvements

Lean Tools & Essentials Certification Benefits

  • On average, each project can yield up to $50,000 in cost savings!

    • Gain an understanding of Lean tools, and their advantages and applications
    • Understand how to recognize and eliminate waste through the PLAN-DO-CHECK-ACT (PDCA) cycle
    • Determine key activity categories: value added, non-valued-added, and necessary non-value-added
    • Identify and map the value stream, pinpointing areas that require improvement
  • Turn data into actionable information to quantify problems and prioritize countermeasures
  • Apply what they learn to an actual Continuous Improvement project at their facility to develop solutions to eliminate waste
  • Build essential skills related to job instructions, relations, and methods
  • Network and learn from peers
Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received up to 5 business days prior to class start date will not be charged the training fee, or will be refunded if payment has already been submitted. Cancellations 1-3 business days prior to class will be charged the training fee. As a courtesy, we will allow you to apply 50% of your payment towards a future training course within one year of the cancellation date. No refund will be provided for same-day cancellations and no-shows; customer is responsible for full payment without future training credit. Registrant substitutions may be made at any time. Cancellations must be submitted via email to jenoch@dvirc.org or by phone at 215-552-3827.