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Introduction to Lean Production

Minimize waste and increase competitiveness

The philosophy behind Lean production is to minimize waste of resources in an organization and to put focus on customer satisfaction.

Introducing Lean in an organization is not a one-time project. Since the world is continuously changing, it takes continuous developments to be able to maintain a Lean organization.

The customer has new requirements, the demand varies and it is not certain that what was optimal yesterday is going to be optimal today.

Objectives: This short course gives you an introduction to the principles and methods that form the foundation of Lean production.

You learn the importance of standardized work and how improved effectiveness is achieved through relatively simple measures.

Participants: The course is intended for people working with production, production development and distribution.

Qualifications: No previous knowledge is required, but it is preferable if you have some work experience.

Training Method: Introduction to Lean Production is a Premium course and is studied over the internet via our e-learning platform Instant education. Read more about the training method E-learning - Premium courses.

Course Length: Approximately 5 hours active study time, depending on previous knowledge. Each student has access to the course for 6 months.

Price: 172 Euro / student
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Course contents:

Part 1

Japanese Manufacturing Philosophy and Lean Production

The Japanese company Toyota is often associated with Lean Production

Competitive Method of Working

Spokesmen around the world argue that this way of working is the most competitive method of industrial manufacturing.

Improvement Potential with Lean Production

The manager and the staff of a company must dare to challenge both their physical and mental processes.

The Foundation of Lean Production

The concepts Stability and Standard form the foundation of the Lean model or temple.

Stability and Standard

The foundation of a Lean production system is standardization and creating stability in the processes

Part 2

The Tool for Creating Standard and Stability

A basic tool used to create standard and stability is 5S.

Pull Production

Just-in-Time is a generic term for this production philosophy within demand controlled production.

Quality in Every Stage

The purpose is to quickly discover deviations from the standard, preferably before an error occurs.

Customer Focus and Continuous Improvements

The basis of fortunate improvements of the business is that you are aware of the current situation.

Commitment and Teamwork

Teamwork within Lean Production is important and the focus is on the work unit

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