Any individual charged with leading improvement activity in the organisation. Course participants will typically include those who hold a leadership role within a function or process striving for improvement.
10 days, spread over a three months period.
Lecture presentations are supported by a practical application to demonstrate fundamental principles. There will also be group work to enable discussion, reinforcement of learning and enhancement of the understanding process.
This course is available on site only. Please call for details.
The course is aligned with the third level of Cardiff University's Lean Competence System (LCS). At the end of the course knowledge and understanding will be assessed through two tests (multiple choice and open questions). Course participants will also be required to provide evidence of practical application through the completion of two management presentations and related project learning logs. Upon successful completion of assessment, participants will be eligible for their Cardiff University Lean Competency System level 1c certificate. They can continue onto the higher levels if they choose to so do and if this progression is appropriate to their career.
At the end of course, participants will be able to:
- Understand the philosophy of lean thinking and the application of lean principles through a lean business simulation.
- Lead a team to fix well-defined problems.
- Diagnose issues in a process using appropriate tools and techniques such as value stream mapping and Plan Do Check Act (PDCA) problem solving approaches.
- Implement permanent solutions that resolve current issues & prevent re-occurrence of problems, using visual management and workplace organisation.
- Identify the scope of an improvement activity and select appropriate tools and techniques.
- Effectively support a diagnostic through to the implementation of permanent solutions.
- Understand an approach to sustaining improvements.
Lean awareness and understanding the Lean Business System.
Value Stream Management.
PDCA problem solving.
Project identification and scoping.
Value stream mapping (VSM).
Identification of vital few and action planning.
Appropriate application and overview of a range of improvement techniques such as:
• Visual management & workplace organisation.
• Overall equipment effectiveness (OEE).
• Total productive maintenance (TPM).
• Flow & line balancing.
• Pull systems.
• Single minute exchange of dies (SMED).
Introduction to personal skills development, coaching, effective team working & change management.
Developing evidence for assessment.