Lean Manufacturing made Easy - Introduction to Lean
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Introduction to Lean is the Foundation you need to advance your career or company in Continuous Improvement
4.4 (40 ratings)
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Last updated 9/2017
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Includes:
  • 5 hours on-demand video
  • 55 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Overview of lean.
  • Overview of waste.
  • Lean culture.
  • What problems are.
  • Value streams.
  • Details and general solutions associated with each form of waste.
  • Kaizen.
  • Gemba.
  • Pull systems.
  • What flow is.
  • Takt time.
  • Zero quality control.
  • Root cause analysis.
  • Key lean tools.
  • Basic problem solving methodologies.
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Requirements
  • No Prior Training needed for this course
Description

  Introduction to Lean is the perfect introductory course. It helps Students understand the foundational concepts of lean along with sharing key principles, tools and techniques. The course can be taken by an organization's entire workforce no matter what skill level the employee is currently at. 

In this course you will learn about the following topics:

  1. Overview of lean.
  2. Overview of waste.
  3. Lean culture.
  4. What problems are.
  5. Value streams.
  6. Details and general solutions associated with each form of waste.
  7. Kaizen.
  8. Gemba.
  9. Pull systems.
  10. What flow is.
  11. Takt time.
  12. Zero quality control.
  13. Root cause analysis.
  14. Key lean tools.
  15. Basic problem solving methodologies.

  Watch the free preview and enroll today!

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Who is the target audience?
  • Manufacturing Employees at all levels
  • Service employees at all levels
  • Both office and production employees
  • Continuous Improvement Students and Teachers
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Curriculum For This Course
40 Lectures
04:48:19
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Introduction
1 Lecture 06:21

Updated May 2017 – In this lecture students will be introduced to their coach from Lean Strategies International LLC.  Students will learn about course curriculum and two recommendations for reading will be shared.

Preview 06:21
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Introduction To Lean - Overview of Lean
2 Lectures 10:33

Updated 2017 - In this lecture students will learn about concepts of lean, principles associated with lean and some of the common tools used in lean.  By the end of this lecture you will be able to:

  • Define what a lean strategy is.
  •  Identify the 5 core principles of lean.
  • How lean relates to the Toyota Production System.
  • General Benefits of Lean.
Preview 01:08

Updated 2017 - In this lecture students will learn about concepts of lean, principles associated with lean and some of the common tools used in lean.  By the end of this lecture you will be able to:

  • Define what a lean strategy is.
  •  Identify the 5 core principles of lean.
  • How lean relates to the Toyota Production System.
  • General Benefits of Lean.
Overview of lean part 2
09:25

 In this quiz students will test their retention of information shared in the lecture titled: Overview of Lean.  Students will also be asked to answer one question.

Overview of Lean Quiz
8 questions
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Overview of Waste
1 Lecture 09:14

Updated 2017 - In this lecture, Lean Strategies International LLC will give an overview of waste as it applies to a lean strategy.  Students will learn what value added and nonvalue added work is.  They will also learn what waste is and what the 8 major forms of waste/muda are.

Preview 09:14
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©STUDY Activity
1 Lecture 09:11

The ©STUDY activity was inspired by Mr. Taiichi Ohno's famous stand in the circle training method.  Whether you're a consultant looking to add to your repertoire, an organization looking for a specific training method or an individual trying to develop the ©STUDY activity is a perfect way to help employees

1.     Learn to see waste.

2.     Discover opportunities to improve.

3.     Develop a kaizen mindset.

©STUDY Activity
09:11

This quiz will test students on the information in the 8 Forms of waste section

8 Forms of Waste and Origins Quiz
8 questions
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Culture and Behavior
2 Lectures 07:37

Students will be introduced to a Lean Culture and the type of environment that that Lean creates in an Organization

Lean Culture
05:14

This quiz will test participants on their retention of the information taught in the Lean Culture section.

Lean Culture Quiz
2 questions

In this Section will will introduce students to the concept of Lean as a Customer focused Strategy.

Customer Focus
02:23

This section will test students on their retention of information in this module.

Customer Focus Quiz
3 questions
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"Foundational" Concepts of Lean
5 Lectures 30:29

 Updated 2017 - In this lecture Lean Strategies International LLC will discuss the important concept of kaizen.  By the end of this lecture you will learn:

  1. What kaizen is.
  2. What a kaizen blitz is.
  3. Why kaizen is more than just a tool.
Kaizen
08:13

In this activity students will be asked to answer a question that should prompt each individual to action and help you to begin thinking about how you can begin kaizen today.
Kaizen in your life
1 question

 Understanding what a problem is, is a critical aspect of any lean journey.  It will become evident that you will need to be able to find problems and opportunities if you want to improve.  In this lecture, you will learn:

  1. What a problem is
  2. The 3 different types of problems
  3. Practical problem-solving methodologies 
What is a problem? Part 1
05:35

In this activity students will classify different problems in the various types of gaps which were discussed in the understanding a problem lecture. Read through the instructions then complete the questions.
Identifying the Gap
1 question

  Understanding what a problem is, is a critical aspect of any lean journey.  It will become evident that you will need to be able to find problems and opportunities if you want to improve.  In this lecture, you will learn:

  1. What a problem is
  2. The 3 different types of problems
  3. Practical problem-solving methodologies 
Understanding what a problem is
08:19

In this activity students will be able to download flashcards which outline the PDCA, DMAIC, ©TRATE 1,2,3 and ©SOLUTIONS methodologies. These cards will help you memorize the high level steps of each problem solving methodology.
Problem Solving Methodologies (Flash Cards)
4 questions

This section will test students retention of the information taught in the Understanding what a problem is section.

Understand what a problem is Quiz
3 questions

  In this lecture, Lean Strategies International LLC will discuss the three categories of work in more detail.  By the end of this lecture you will:

  1. Know what VA, BN, NVA work is.
  2. What the three origins of waste are.
  3. You will play value bingo.
The Three Classifications of work - Part 1
03:42

 In this lecture, Lean Strategies International LLC will discuss the three categories of work in more detail.  By the end of this lecture you will:

  1. Know what VA, BN, NVA work is.
  2. What the three origins of waste are. 
  3. You will play value bingo.
The Three Categories of Work - Part 2
04:40

This quiz will test participants retention of the information taught in the Value added and non value added section.

Value added and non value added quiz
3 questions
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Transportation Waste
1 Lecture 06:26

Updated 2017 - In this lecture, Lean Strategies International LLC will discuss in detail the waste of transportation.  By the end of this lecture you will know:

  1. What transportation waste is.
  2. What causes transportation waste.
  3. General solutions.
Transportation Waste
06:26
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The Waste of Inventory
1 Lecture 06:30

Updated 2017 - In this lecture Lean Strategies International LLC will discuss three different topics related to inventory.  By the end of this lecture you will know:

  1. Different types of inventory.
  2. The effects of excess inventory.
  3. General solutions.
The Waste of Inventory
06:30
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The Waste of Motion
1 Lecture 06:10

Updated 2017 - In this lecture Lean Strategies International LLC will discuss the waste of motion.  By the end of this lecture you will:

  1. Know what the difference between motion and transportation waste is.
  2. Know what the general causes of motion waste are.
  3. Understand some of the more common solutions of reducing motion waste.
The Waste of Motion
06:10
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The waste of waiting
1 Lecture 08:03

Updated 2017 - In this lecture Lean Strategies International LLC. Will discuss in detail the waste of waiting.  By the end of this lecture you will know:

  1. What it means to wait/queue.
  2. Examples of the waste of waiting. 
  3. General solutions.
The waste of waiting
08:03
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About the Instructor
Lean Strategies International LLC
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  Lean Strategies International LLC is a community for Lean and Six Sigma professionals that was founded early in 2015.  It began as a contracting and consulting firm and later the vision transformed to give other lean and six sigma professionals and those who share the belief that the two continuous improvement strategies can work together for the benefit of the world a place to interact and learn.  Whether you are looking to share your skills, ideas or network to find answers Lean Strategies International LLC. is a place where everyone is welcome.  In 2015 development of Online courses began.  After collecting feedback from almost 5,000 students around the world, significant improvements were made and 2017 marked a special year of our newly formated courses.    Today, almost all courses are being updated to include interactive activities that help individuals and organizations alike drive results at the bottom line.  We continue to collect the voice of the customer and improve our online content regularly. If you're a lean or six sigma professional and you would like to share your wealth of knowledge with others or learn more about lean or six sigma and interact with others to spread the power of lean and six sigma enroll in a course by Lean Strategies International LLC today.  See you in Class!