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Lean Continuous Improvement - Fall 2018

Course number : PDEV-757    Section number : C01
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Course Description
Lean principles have come a long way over the past 300 years. From Benjamin Franklin’s early ideas, Lean processes have evolved from a simple concept to a set of widely used best practices. This course will give participants the foundation to begin implementing Lean process improvement tools in their workplace to improve their bottom line by reducing wasted time and resources.


Outcomes

Upon successful completion of Lean Continuous Improvement, you will:
  • Define Lean and its key terms
  • Describe the Toyota Production System and the TPS house
  • Describe the five critical improvement concepts
  • Use the Kano model
  • Identify and reduce various types of waste
  • Create a plan for a more environmentally Lean organization
  • Use the PDSA and R-DMAIC-S models
  • Use Lean thinking frameworks, including 5W-2H, Genchi Genbutsu and Gemba
  • Prepare for and complete a basic 5-S
  • Describe the key elements of Kaizen events, particularly a Kaizen blitz
  • Gather, analyze, and interpret data using flow charts, Ishikawa (fishbone) diagrams, SIPOC diagrams, and value stream maps
  • Go back to their organization with a plan to begin incorporating Lean into their corporate culture

Prerequisites

No prerequisites required.

Notes
Course materials are included.
 

Class Details

4 Sessions
Weekly - Thu

Location
Lethbridge College - TBD

Instructor
Variety of Instructors 

Tuition 

$449.00

Registration Closes On
Monday, October 1, 2018 @ 12:00 AM


Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
10/4/2018 - 10/25/2018 Weekly - Thu 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Lethbridge, Lethbridge College - TBD  Map Variety of Instructors