Operational excellence

Lean practitioner

We have designed this course to help engineers wishing to gain a practical overview of Lean tools and techniques.

3 days

Members: £1,395 + VAT
Non-members: £1,595 + VAT

Course Location & Date
Lean practitioner

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Members:
£1,395.00 Plus vat
Non Members:
£1,595.00 Plus vat

Summary

We have designed this course to help engineers wishing to gain a practical overview of Lean tools and techniques.

The principles of Lean are recognised the world over as the most powerful and effective way to build and sustain continuously improving organisations.

Lean is a philosophy and a proven long-term approach that aligns everything in your organisation to the delivery of increased customer value. Lean focuses on orientating people and systems to deliver a continuous stream of value to the customer and eliminating waste and deficiencies in the process. 

This course will help you make good progress with any Lean journey. 

Who should attend?

We have developed this course for engineers, project champions and team members involved in Lean projects.

How will I benefit?

After the workshop you will be able to:
• Understand the principles of Lean thinking
• Use Lean tools in a low-risk environment
• Demonstrate the practical implementation of Lean tools
• Produce real results on real processes, where available
Contributes 21 CPD hours

Key topics

• Origin of Lean
• The five principles of Lean
• Challenge and benefits of Lean
• Practical application of Lean
• Project management
• Voice of the customer
• Process mapping
• Identifying and reducing waste
• Balancing work, including Takt times
• Runners, Repeaters and Strangers
• Push v Pull
• Kanbans
• SMED
• Problem-solving
• Future map design
• Visual management

This course is highly practical and delegates are encouraged to bring real-life problems with them and to use their own processes during practical exercises wherever possible. 

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

  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. Responsibility, management or leadership - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: 'Provide Technical and commercial leadership’

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  • Duration:
    3 days
  • CPD Hours:
    21
  • Accredited:
    no
  • UK-Spec:
    A, B, C

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