Any individual in the organisation directly involved in or impacted by improvement activity. The course will equip those individuals to be able to participate in that improvement activity fully and effectively. Typical course participants will work in a function or process that is actively seeking to improve.
Lecture presentations are supported by a practical simulation 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 second 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 an open questions). Course participants will also be required to provide evidence of practical application through the completion of a project learning log. Upon successful completion of assessment, participants will be eligible for their Cardiff University Lean Competency System (LCS) level 1b certificate. They can continue onto the higher levels if they so choose 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 the lean principles through a lean business simulation.
- Help the team fix well-defined problems.
- Diagnose issues in a process using appropriate tools and techniques issues, using value stream mapping, Plan Do Check Act (PDCA) and problem solving approaches.
- Understand the variety of tools and techniques available.
- Participate effectively in a lean activity.
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 / improvement action planning.