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Introduction to Lean Manufacturing

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This course is delivered by Reaseheath College

About this course

A complete introductory course for all delegates no matter the level of experience.

This course allows delegates to gain insight and understanding of how to improve the effectiveness of a work environment, how to approach problem-solving in a structured manner, where and how to apply Visual Management and how to deal with equipment breakdowns before they even happen.

The participants will study the basics of Lean manufacturing by a combination of classroom-based activities, where shared learning is encouraged through numerous breakout sessions.

Course Outcomes

  • Delegates will gain essential skills to improve efficiency and stay competitive
  • Delegates will take part in engaging activities
  • Delegates will work with a team of experienced tutors delivering advanced and bespoke courses

Course length: 

2 days

Course Content

Day 1

  • Working Effectively
    • The importance of culture change
    • Teamwork
    • What makes a successful team?
    • Your role in teams
    • Leading effective teams
    • Understand 5S
    • How to implement 5S?
  • Continuous Improvement (CI) & Problem Solving
    • The history of Continuous Improvement
    • How does CI & Lean work together?
    • Methods & tools of problem-solving
    • The foundations of Kaizen & 7 Wastes
    • Introduction to basics of data handling

Day 2

  • Visual Management & Standard Work
    • Understand the concept of Visual Management
    • How to apply Visual Controls?
    • How to apply Visual Displays?
    • Define Standard Work
    • Apply Standard Work in the Industry
  • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
    • How the principles of TPM fit together
    • Identification of the 6 major losses in manufacturing
    • How losses materialise in equipment
    • What are the targets of TPM – the ultimate 4 zeroes
    • The process for implementing TPM
    • The benefits of TPM

Both days consist of PowerPoint-based presentations and numerous breakout sessions for the delegates to discuss and apply learnings in activities.

Each module is accompanied by a workbook for the attendees to work through and be able to take additional notes if they wish to do so. There is a short test at the end of every session to judge the information retained by the learners.

Upon request, the trainer can use existing problem-solving systems currently in use to assist the delegates in familiarising themselves with Lean tools applied by the company.

For more information please call 01270 613191 or email

The course cost is £550 per delegate
The course cost with Accelerate grant is £330 per delegate

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