Lean companies substantially improve their products and services
while at the same time reducing waste and corresponding
costs.Successful implementation of a lean improves an
organization’s marketplace and financial performance.
Lean efforts are not limited to manufacturing; a lean mindset
applies to any process. Lean techniques can be used to reduce
waste and add value to processes in the office, in maintenance,
and even in sales and R&D. In some cases, the impact of a lean
approach in the office can be even more dramatic than in
To understand the basic concepts, tools and practices of Lean
To learn tactical skills for implementing lean at specific process
To be able to explain the lean concepts to the team
To be able to apply lean principles to different process settings
Quiz, with correct answers and explanations for the wrong
Discussion forum for engaging in dialogue with other
What is Kaizen?
What is the goal of Kaizen?
What is Kaizen most applicable to?
2) One-Piece Flow
What is One-Piece Flow?
What are the advantages of One-Piece Flow?
What is Jidoka?
What are the principles of Jidoka?
4) Poka Yoke
What is Poka Yoke?
Why use Poka Yoke?
5) Visual Management
What is Visual Management?
What is the goal of Visual Management?
What is Kanban?
7) Demand Management
What is Demand Management?
The goal of Demand Management:
What is Heijunka?
9) Just in Time
What is Just in Time?
What is the history of Just in Time?
10) Takt Time
What is Takt Time?
11) Bottleneck Analysis
What is a Bottleneck?
The goal of Bottleneck Analysis?
What is Andon and its application?
What is Gemba?
How is Gemba implemented?
14) Hoshin Kanri
What is Hoshin Kanri?
What are the 7-steps of Hoshin Kanri?
15) Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)
What is OEE?
What is the goal of OEE?
16) Cellular Manufacturing
What is Cellular Manufacturing?
What are the benefits of Cellular Manufacturing?
17) Continuous Improvement
What is Continuous Improvement?
What are the benefits of Continuous Improvement?
18) Total Productive Maintenance
What is Total Productive Maintenance?
How is Total Productive Maintenance implemented?
19) Total Quality Management
What is Total Quality Management?
What are the principles of Total Quality Management?
20) Root Cause Analysis
What is Root Cause Analysis?
What are the main principles of Root Cause Analysis?
21) Value Stream Mapping
What is Value Stream Mapping?
What is Value Stream Mapping used for?
22) Continuous Flow
What is Continuous Flow?
What are the benefits of Continuous Flow?
No time wasted.
23) Lean Audit
What is a Lean Audit?
How is a Lean Audit implemented?
24) Quick Changeover
What is Quick Changeover?
What are the benefits of Quick Changeover?
25) Right First Time
What is Right First Time?
How is Right First Time implemented?
26) 7 Wastes
What is 7 Wastes?
What are the 7 Wastes?
27) Six Big Losses
What is Six Big Losses?
What are the Six Big Losses?
28) SMART Goals
What is SMART Goals?
What are KPIs?
What are some common manufacturing KPIs?
Some common manufacturing KPIs include:
30) The 5S Method
What is The 5S Method?
What does each “S” stand for?
What is SMED?
What are the main principles of SMED?
32) A3 Problem Solving
What is A3 Problem Solving?
How is A3 Problem Solving implemented?
What is PDCA?
When is PDCA used?
What are the PDCA steps?
34) Standardized Work
What is Standardized Work?
What does Standardized Work improve?
35) 5 Whys
What is 5 Whys?
What are the rules surrounding 5 Whys?