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Introduction to Lean

Understand the principles of Lean and how they can be used for continuous improvement.

1 day

Members: £495 + VAT
Non-members: £595 + VAT

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Introduction to Lean

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Members:
£495.00 Plus vat
Non Members:
£595.00 Plus vat

Summary

Understand the principles of Lean and how they can be used for continuous improvement.

Lean is a philosophy and a proven long-term approach that aligns everything in the organisation to the delivery of increased customer value.

This practical and engaging course will introduce you to the concepts of Lean, as a basis for Lean roll out in an organisation or department. It enables you to identify opportunities and confidently apply basic tools to improve processes and key metrics.

After this course, you will have a foundation for further development in Lean at both practitioner and Leader levels, to design and improve products and processes to world-class standards.

Who should attend?

Engineers at all levels who wish to understand the basics of Lean.

How will I benefit?

After the course you will be able to:

  • Understand the fundamentals of Lean
  • Recognise best-practice deployment of Lean
  • Identify opportunities for applying Lean and improving performance of key metrics in your and others’ areas
  • Apply key tools for understanding and improving processes to deliver maximum value for customers and shareholders
  • Set up and manage Kaizen events in a team-based environment to deliver quick wins
  • Recognise best-practice methods for problem-solving and process improvement
  • Plan the next step of your Lean Six Sigma learning journey
Contributes 7 CPD hours

Key topics

  • History of Lean and key principles
  • 5S Model
  • Visual management
  • Kanban
  • Single Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED)
  • Total preventative maintenance (TPM)
  • Value stream and process mapping
  • Problem-solving and process improvement

Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: A, B and E

  1. Knowledge and understanding - For Chartered Engineers: ‘Use a combination of general and specialist engineering knowledge and understanding to optimize the application of existing and emerging technology’ For Incorporated Engineers: ‘Use a combination of general and specialist mechanical engineering knowledge and understanding to apply existing and emerging technology’
  2. Design and development of processes, systems, services and products - For Chartered Engineers: ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to the analysis and solution of mechanical engineering problems’ For Incorporated Engineers ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to design, develop, manufacture, construct commission, operate, maintain, decommission and re-cycle mechanical engineering processes, systems, services and products’
  3. Professional commitment - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: ‘Demonstrate a personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment’

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  • Duration:
    1 day
  • CPD Hours:
    7
  • UK-Spec:
    A, B, E

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Some of the companies we've worked with

  • Alten
  • AMH Material Handling
  • Avara Foods
  • bmt
  • Bombardier
  • Bombardier
  • Gas Networks Ireland
  • International Nuclear Services
  • JCB
  • Martin Baker
  • National Composited Centre
  • Network Rail
  • Smurfit Kappa
  • sse

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  • Over 25 years experience of delivering training
  • Designed by engineers for engineers
  • Seven locations across the UK
  • Tailored courses for your team, anywhere in the world
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