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 Thriving in the “New Normal” with Lean 101 Training

This live-virtual online course is designed to give the participants a basic understanding of Lean Manufacturing / Process Improvement principles and recognizing and eliminating waste in the process.

This 8-hour training will create a foundational understanding upon which to build culture and an organization of “Lean Thinking” to drive further process improvement events. Participants in this course can come from any level of the organization.
A certificate of completion will be issued upon completion of the training.

The Offering

This course consists of 4, two-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: $600

Date & Time

July 12, 14th, 19th and 21st
10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Session Descriptions

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

DATE: July 12, 2022 — 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
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)

DATE: July 14, 2022 — 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
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)

DATE: July 19, 2022 — 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
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)

DATE: July 21, 2022 — 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
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