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 Thriving in the “New Normal” with Lean 101 Training

The SFMA is providing an opportunity to participate in a live, virtual training on “Lean 101” principles. This is an introductory class to “lean” principles for making an individual’s work more efficiently within their organization in today’s economic environment.

This live, instructor-led online training will give employees foundational LEAN tools and techniques that are used to decrease costs of service and products, reduce waste and associated costs, open the eyes of participants to areas that need improvement, create a business and customer oriented mindset, provide ways to communicate suggestions for improvements, and more.

The Offering

This course consists of 2, four-hour training sessions where participants will learn how this powerful process improvement methodology positively impacts the overall performance of individuals and organizations to achieve and sustain a competitive advantage. This course establishes the foundation for future LEAN certifications, including Lean and Six Sigma Yellow Belt and Lean Practitioner and Lean Leader. Participants receive a certificate verifying full participation and successful passing of an administered exam, as well as continuing education credits.

Who is this training for?

  • Business Owners
  • Managers
  • Operational team members
  • Administration and Accounting
  • Human Resources Department
  • Sales Teams

Capacity: 30

Pricing for both classes

SFMA Members: $525
Non-Members: $595

Date & Time

April 21st
Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
April 23rd
Time: 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Session Descriptions

Session 1:
 Lean Overview & Lean Principle 1 – Define Value (2 hours)

Participants will learn what Value in Lean is and how to identify and define Value in their organization. They will learn the qualitative and quantitative tools and techniques that can be applied to uncover what customers want, how they want the product or service to be delivered, and what they’re willing to pay.

Session 2:
  Lean Principle 2 – Identify and Map the Value Stream
 & Lean Principle 3 – Implement Continuous Flow  (2 hours)

This module introduces the participant to the important elements of Lean focus and tools. They will learn the tools used to identify and map the Value Stream, how to recognize the activities that add value to the end customer and those that do not (waste), and learn to reduce and eliminate unnecessary processes or steps to ensure customers are getting what they want while at the same time reducing the cost of producing that product or service

Session 3:
Lean Principle 3 – Implement Continuous Flow (cont’d)
& 5S (Sort-Store-Shine-Standardize-Sustain) / Activity  (2 hours)

Participants will learn how to use tools and techniques to maintain a continuous flow of work without interruptions or delays. They will learn tools such as: Takt time, WIP (work in process), Little’s Law and learn strategies which include: breaking down steps, leveling the workload, creating cross-functional departments and training employees to be multi-skilled and adaptive. Participants will learn the benefits of applying a Pull system to optimize resources in a process, how it is created and the tools and techniques applied to implement the system.

Session 4: Lean Principle 4 – Implement Pull 
& Lean Principle 5 – Strive for Perfection  (2 hours)

Participants will learn how maintaining a Lean thinking and continuous improvement focus allows them to discover inefficiencies in their organization. They will learn how to find new opportunities to eliminate waste to continue increasing value to the customers, reducing costs of doing business, and increase their bottom-line.

Contact Us

Micah Daugherty
SFMA/FloridaMakes Business Advisor