Level 1a

Lean Fundamentals

Awareness and basic understanding of lean thinking principles and underlying concepts and ability to understand and articulate fundamental lean ideas.

Suitable for all participants of improvement activities and anyone who will be affected by change this first course in the programme delivers an awareness and basic understanding of lean thinking principles and underlying concepts.

Introduction to CI & history of Lean, Definition and application of Lean, The focus for Lean Improvement
Waste spotting exercise, Lean Improvement Principles, Value, VOC Exercise
Value Stream, VA/NVA Process Exercise, Flow & Pull
Flow & Pull Exercise, Perfection and Kaizen, Organisation Improvement Approach, Reflections and Next Steps, Exam
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The Lean Competency System was created by the Lean Enterprise Research Centre at Cardiff University and is an industry recognised lean qualification framework for  developing lean thinking, knowledge and practical skills in the workplace.

The training raises workforce lean capability by transferring knowledge from coaches with over 15 years of Lean implementation experience.

The seven levels of competency provide a route map for continuous development and knowledge growth covering the entire spectrum of Lean application.

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