2.1 Lean Tools (24.5Hrs)

Lean principles and lean tools have a very important role in various industrial sectors in today’s manufacturing world. The core idea of lean manufacturing is to maximize customer value while minimizing waste in the manufacturing process. In this class, participants will learn some of the most useful lean tools to use as part of a comprehensive lean implementation plan, achieving goals centered around reducing waste, improving efficiency and increasing customer value. 

Participants will engage in a factory simulation for applied learning which will enable them to connect the tools to the hands-on experience. 


Lesson 1: Introduction to Lean Manufacturing

  • Define Lean and its history and understand how to use lean to improve processes;
  • Review the House of Lean Principles along with Management Principles;
  • Establish an understanding of non-value added (NVA) and value added (VA) work.

Lesson 2: Value Stream Mapping

  • Understand how value moves through a value stream;
  • Understand the current state value stream mapping symbols;
  • Create a current state value stream map.

Lesson 3: 5S & Visual Management

  • Know the 5S’s and the benefits of each;
  • Be able to implement 5S throughout a facility and understand how to sustain it;
  • Define the benefits of a visually managed workplace and how to spot abnormalities quickly.

Lesson 4: Quick Changeovers (SMED)

  • Understand the quick changeover methodology and how to perform a quick changeover;
  • Learn the difference between internal and external processes;
  • Use the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) Cycle of systematic process improvement for Quick Changeover Implementation.

Lesson 5: Material Flow, Pull & Kanban Systems

  • Understand the benefits of flow in a Lean system; difference between pull vs. push systems;
  • Understand each of the 8 steps in using the Kaizen approach to flow;
  • Define Kanban and uses for Kanban.

Lesson 6: Error Proofing (Poka-Yoke)

  • Define and understand Error Proofing;
  • Learn why Error Proofing is an important part of Lean;
  • Learn the six methods of Error Proofing.

Lesson 7: Standardized Work & Single Point Lessons

  • Understand how to create standardized work;
  • Learn about the different types of Single Point Lessons and how they are used;
  • Learn how to effectively create a Single Point Lesson.

Operators, supervisors, team leaders, coordinators, technicians and engineers. 

This course is instructor-led.

There are no prerequisites for this course.

24.5 Hours

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Flat Rate Price $14,460
Pricing is for up to 20 participants. Course delivery options are virtual instructor-led or on-site instructor-led at your site or at Peak Performance's training center. To schedule a dedicated class, please email info@peakperformanceinc.com and we will coordinate scheduling based on your preference.

If you have any questions regarding this course, please email the instructor at a.leamon@peakperformanceinc.com or book a no-cost consultation by clicking on the link below.

Consultation with Operational Excellence Director


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Angela Leamon
Director of Operational Excellence