Lean Management Principles

People, Process, and Culture
Free tutorial
Rating: 4.5 out of 5 (53 ratings)
1,037 students
47min of on-demand video

Lean Management Principles
What it takes to implement Lean successfully
Lean Thinking
Introduction to Value Stream Map
Learning to see wastes in an organization


  • No prior knowledge required


Lean is more than a set of tools, but the power of Lean is in the thought process and management principles. These principles are key to successful Lean implementation.  Shigeo Shingo, a world’s leading expert in Lean said, “no more than 30 to 40% of a successful Toyota Production System implementation is coming from the tools, while 60 to 70% of the success is coming from the people."  This course covers the 14 Management Principles as described in the best-selling book “The Toyota Way”.  It is about a long-term philosophy of generating value for the customer, society, and the economy. It is a belief that the right process will produce the right results. It adds value to the organization by developing people and partners. It is a culture of continuous improvement that drives organizational learning. Lean is about developing principles that are right for your organization and practicing them diligently to achieve high performance that is sustainable. In addition, you will learn the myths and misconceptions about Lean, the three types of wastes called muda, muri, and mura, the eight deadly wastes, introduction to value stream mapping, why Lean implementation fails, and importance of Lean thinking to address the unique challenges of your business.

Who this course is for:

  • Any manager, team leader, or anyone wanting to implement Lean successfully
  • Anyone interested in learning the fundamentals of Lean


Continuous Improvement Leader
Luke Cheng
  • 4.5 Instructor Rating
  • 53 Reviews
  • 1,037 Students
  • 1 Course

Luke Cheng is a continuous improvement leader with 20 years of experience in manufacturing and logistics.  He is passionate about helping companies reduce operating cost through continuous improvement.  He has led many process improvement projects including Lean implementation, Value Stream Mapping, and Kaizen events.  He is a Six Sigma Black Belt.  He earned his master's degree in industrial engineering from Georgia Tech. 

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