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Lean Continuous Improvement

Course number : PDEV-757    Section number : 0
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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.


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


No prerequisites required.

Course materials are included.

Class Details

4 Sessions
Weekly - Wed

Instructional Building (IB)

Variety of Instructors 



Registration Closes On
Sunday, April 29, 2018 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
5/2/2018 - 5/23/2018 Weekly - Wed 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Lethbridge, Instructional Building (IB)  Map Variety of Instructors