MLH 001: Make Lean Happen: Know All About Lean
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Want to know all about Lean? Join us inside to learn how you can be part of the transformation.
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What Will I Learn?
  • Understand the Change process associated with Lean implementation
  • Change perception and approach toward implementing Lean program
  • Understand the most important elements, philosophy, concepts and tools used in Lean
  • Test current understanding of Lean prior to course and after the course
  • Understand how Lean combined with Six Sigma can make a difference for your organization, and when Lean is appropriate and when Lean Six Sigma is
  • Get an excellent refresher course prior to deploying Lean in the organization
  • Know how to visualize work as a process and identify opportunities for improvement
  • Recap thoroughly all the concepts and principles of Lean, identify bottleneck with or without available data through hands-on exercises
  • Review components of Lean execution and start planning for implementation immediately
  • Demonstrate why organizations are willing to embrace Lean culture and philosophy, what do they see in it and why they believe Lean transformation is necessary to stay ahead of the curve
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  • Downloadable copies of study materials - case studies, detailed chapters, test questionnaires will be provided
The reality is that too often organizations are pressured to introduce cost reduction initiatives, manage complex information flows, reduce or eliminate the magnitude of any activity that doesn’t add value to the business. For such organizations Lean is the right tool to obviate issues related to increased costs, reduced productivity, increased burden on machines and people, and workload imbalance. This is a brand new course offering for professionals in all sectors of the industry who would like to have a better understanding about Lean or take a refresher course prior to implementing a Lean program or contributing to it. It is appropriate for audiences at all levels in an organization. Lean Six Sigma is very popular Business Process Improvement methodology. The trend in hiring Lean professionals is increasing, indicating that more and more companies in all sectors (Manufacturing, Service, Oil & Gas, Healthcare, Banks and Software) have started bringing on board people with background in Lean to support their change program. This course emphasizes on the importance of Lean concepts, tools necessary to be successful and is delivered using a presentation, study material and quizzes. The course is not intended to teach how to downsize the organization or reduce costs that negatively impact human development. Lean is not having fewer people or less space or attaining efficiency at any cost. The course is structured in a logical way and covers a detailed definition of Lean, its role in transformation, visualizing work as a process; Lean wastes and opportunities with examples and exercises, core lean principles, key Lean concepts and Lean execution tools. The duration of this course is approximately 3 to 4 hours. The course is self-paced e-learning course with email and coaching support available on all week days to answer specific questions related to the course contents.
Who is the target audience?
  • Managers, auditors, assessors or employees who are new to the Lean transformation program, or individuals who want to familiarize themselves with the elements of change during a Lean transformation
  • Individuals who want to know about the impact of Lean transformation on their work in order to prepare themselves to contribute successfully to the program
  • Senior executives or leaders who want to understand elements of Lean transformation and success stories to help them implement Lean or Continuous Improvement program in their organization
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Curriculum For This Course
13 Lectures
Make Lean Happen: Know All About Lean. Be Part of the Transformation
12 Lectures 02:34:39

This course in broken into lessons that can be taken at anytime as they are self-paced learning lessons.

There are 7 lessons or lectures in total. These lessons cover all the required areas you need to know about Lean. This course can serve you as a refresher course or you will benefit from the introduction to Lean if you plan to embark upon new journey in your career and want to know more about Lean.

The duration of this course is approximately  3 hours if taken at a stretch. We advise you to go lesson-by-lesson and understand the concepts explained.

We have developed this course based on extensive hands-on industry experience in various sectors. While we might have been able to accommodate examples from each and every business area, we believe that the general Lean principles and concepts explained here can be applied to any area of business.

If you have further questions or clarification, please feel free to send us your inquiry. We will be happy to respond to your queries and you will receive a prompt response from us.

We recommend you take Pretest (Quiz) before looking at the contents of any lesson. Though this is optional, this will help you in closing gaps in knowledge about Lean during the course. At the end of this course post-test will help you identify those gaps so you can master the concepts.

Preview 15:19

Pre-test is highly recommended and we suggest take this quiz on Lean prior to completing this module. Answer multiple choice questions to the best of your ability and knowledge.

10 questions

This lesson comes in two parts (1 and 2). In this lesson we will cover some basic concepts, principles and tools organizations apply to streamline their business processes. The main objective of this lesson is to explain fundamentals of Lean or if you are not new to Lean, refresh your memory so you can contribute to the Lean transformation program your organization is undergoing at present or planning to implement in the future.
This and subsequent lessons in this course will help you understand all about Lean regardless of current stage of Lean deployment in your organization. 

Lesson 2: Introduction to Lean - Part 1

Continued from Part 1 - Introduction to Lean...

Lesson 2: Introduction to Lean - Part 2

In Lean, we visualize opportunities everywhere, in all business areas of the organization, shop floor, work place, warehouse, distribution centers, laboratories, and even at and around our office desks.

In this lesson, you will learn the trick to spot opportunities for improvement lies in our ability to view work as a process. You will be able to understand importance of visualizing opportunities so improvements can be made.

  • The key to Making Lean Happen is to view work as a process and identify wastes in the process
  • Each waste represents as opportunity
  • Identify wastes and try to eliminate them
  • If wastes cannot be eliminated, then try reducing the steps, combining them, simplifying the process, optimizing or automating (computerizing) activities.
  • Visualize opportunities, apply process re-design principles to improve processes.
Lesson 3: Visualizing Work as a Process

This lecture comes in two parts (1 and 2). We will go deep into the three categories into which Lean wastes are broadly classified.

  1. People – includes processing, waiting and motion
  2. Quantity – includes inventory, moving things, over production
  3. Quality – includes defects, inspection

The words “do more” are what’s core to lean: for example, more value for the customer, more capacity to deliver that value and build more capability in the organization. Lean is not about less fat; it’s about more muscle. Lean transformation is built on this principle. Waste elimination still has tremendous value, and should drive actions. 

Lesson 4: Lean Wastes and Opportunities - Part 1

Continued from Part 1 - Lean Wastes and Opportunities...

Lesson 4: Lean Wastes and Opportunities - Part 2

This lesson discusses in detail about some core Lean principles that you should know or be aware of so you can talk to the people responsible for the implementation in the same language and also accelerate the speed of Lean deployment through better understanding of what is involved and providing support to the teams involved. The lesson will demonstrate how Lean thinking led to introduction of a five step process to achieve improvement and how these steps led to the formation of FIVE core principles in Lean. 

We will cover the following five core Lean principles in this lesson:

  1. Define VALUE from the end customer back
  2. Identify the VALUE STREAM
  3. Establish FLOW
  4. Always PULL from the customer
  5. Continuously improve the process to PERFECTION
Lesson 5: Core Lean Principles

This lecture comes in two parts (1 and 2) and covers key Lean concepts you should know prior to starting any major change program such as Lean transformation. You will learn about bottlenecks, how to identify them with or without statistics or data, understand the difference between Mass and Lean production, understand how WIP or Work-In-Process is defined and used in service environment. You will also learn advantages of one-piece flow and look at some continuous flow principles such as Traditional Flow, Manufacturing Cells and Focused Sub-Factories.

These lessons demonstrate why continuous flow is not just for manufacturing, but it can and should be improved in other environments as well.

Lesson 6: Key Lean Concepts - Part 1

Continued from Part 1 - Key Lean Concepts...

Lesson 6: Key Lean Concepts - Part 2

This lecture comes in two parts (part 1 and 2). Lean execution has three components. Value-stream, Methods that ensure Continuous Flow, and set of powerful tools that can be applied during all the stages of implementation. In this lesson we will look at these three components and especially, value-stream mapping as the great Lean and Kaizen tool used to execute a Lean project. We will also see how Current state map is used to identify key areas for wastes and improvement opportunities and how Future state map helps developing the future vision of the business.

Lesson 7: Lean Execution - Value Stream Mapping - Part 1

Continued from Part 1 - Lean Execution - Value Stream Mapping...

Post-test is recommended after completion of this lesson. You can compare post-test results with pre-test results.

Lesson 7: Lean Execution - Value Stream Mapping - Part 2

You have completed the module Make Lean Happen - Know all about Lean. Be part of the transformation. Please answer the questions to gauge your understanding of Lean principles, concepts and tools learned. You may want to compare your answers with the pre-test answers.

10 questions

Finally, a few words on the Make Lean Happen series as you advance through your Lean transformation journey. In this lesson we will share what it required to Make Lean Happen. 

We have recommended some books to expand your library and knowledge on various topics in Lean Six Sigma. 

Your feedback through two quick questions is highly appreciated.

Thank you!

Concluding Thoughts and Tips
Make Lean Happen: Lean as a Change Process (Bonus Module)
1 Lecture 07:45
Lean as a Change Process
About the Instructor
Hemant Gham
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Managing Director, Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Change Leader

Hemant Gham is a Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Management Consultant, Change Agent with over 18 years of experience in leading Enterprise Lean, Six Sigma, and Continuous Improvement initiatives in Healthcare, Manufacturing, Supply Chain, Software / IT, Higher Education and Telecommunications environments. He is expert project manager, utilizes sound project and program management skills to deliver projects from quality, cost and efficiency perspective. 

Hemant applies Lean principles, Six Sigma, Quality Control methods and tools to solve problems, improve quality and reliability of products and services, optimization of business processes, and information flow in both manufacturing and service settings. He deploys and institutionalizes industry best practices and uses proven methodologies and frameworks such as Lean Six Sigma, Business Process Management & Automation, Change Management, Capability Maturity Model Integrated (CMMI) and Integrated Risk Management to execute projects. Hemant has collaborative, proven ability to mentor and manage complex, large-scale cross-functional projects in public and private sectors. He has deployed numerous metrics and performance measurement initiatives and possesses sound analytical and change management skills. 

Hemant has coached and assisted clients implement Lean Six Sigma enterprise-wide, deployed Project Portfolio Management systems and was instrumental in developing Idea Management Systems for some of the fortune 500 companies. He also specializes in Hoshin Kanri and has facilitated strategic alignment sessions involving executives, directors and managers in large corporations. Hemant is skilled in defining project prioritization criteria based on value creation potential, investment risk and resource requirements. He is also adept in applying project prioritization principles that help align strategic objectives with the select value drivers of organization such as revenue growth, operating margin, asset efficiency and client expectations.