Lean Practitioner

Become a Certified Lean Practitioner

Learn all of the practical approaches you need to deploy Lean in any organisation.

As a certificated Lean Practitioner, you’ll become recognised as someone who truly understands how business processes work, and how they can be designed to work better.

You’ll be able to apply tried and tested, scientific methods, to deliver performance improvement in any organisation.

As a Lean Practitioner you will be able to engage in, and lead the quest, for continuous improvement and operational excellence in your business.

Lean is not confined to a particular type of business or sector of industry. The thinking and methods can be applied in the smallest company or the largest. Lean can deliver great benefits to public and private sector organisations. The approach can transform both manufacturing and service-based processes.

So, wherever you go in your career, you’ll be able to take the advantage, of being a Lean Practitioner with you, because the Lean approach can be used anywhere that business processes are involved. Lean methods are portable.

Lean Practitioner - What will you learn?

Lean can be nicely summarised as five principles, and I’ve chosen to structure this training under these five headings. We will cover:

  • Value from the Customers Perspective
  • The Value Stream
  • Achieving Flow
  • Adopting Pull Systems
  • And Striving for Perfection

We will talk about the cultural as well as the technical aspects of Lean.

I will describe how all the favourite tools and techniques work and give you a step-by-step guide on how best to use these.

I’ve included a major section on process and value stream mapping, which are great ways to uncover opportunities for improvement, and thereafter to redesign a process, so that it performs better.

Finally, I’ll explain how taking a systems approach to Lean can yield enormous benefits for an organisation.

What is Lean?

Lean is a way of working which maximises value for customers and minimises wasteful practices.

It’s about creating business processes that are effective and efficient.

Borne in the automotive industry, Lean is now adopted globally in all sectors of business, including service and manufacturing, as well as public and private organisations.

Lean is a proven approach to continuous improvement with an emphasis on engaging everyone in the organization.

This course will teach you about the principles of Lean and how organisations can best create the environment and systems in which Lean thinking and practice can thrive.

The training covers the tools and techniques and how these are utilised to form a cohesive approach to improvement.

This course content is fully relevant to service and manufacturing environments.

Following this course, you will be able to immediately apply the techniques at your place of work.

Course Format

The training is delivered as a series of short video lessons allowing you to learn at your own pace.

The training starts by covering the fundamentals and then goes into detailed techniques.

You will receive a very comprehensive training manual to accompany the course and support your learning.

A Training Completion Certificate is issued once you complete all the lessons.

Join this course in the knowledge that if you wish to take your continuous improvement skills to the next level, you can build on this course with a range of other standalone modules.

Who should participate?

  • People who are interested in their own personal development and who would like to learn about Lean methodology.
  • Anyone looking for career development via this certificated programme.
  • People who want to upskill their process improvement capabilities and demonstrate what they can achieve within their organisation.
  • Anyone looking for their first formal training in Lean.
  • No formal academic qualifications are required to fully engage with this training.

Course Syllabus

  • Introduction
    • Course Introduction
    • Basic Ideas – Video 1
    • Basic Ideas – Video 2
    • Two Fundamental Elements
  • Value
    • A Short History Lesson
    • Value Stream vs Organisational Structure
    • 5 Principles of Lean
    • Kaizen
    • Gemba
    • Lean Thinking Tools – Introduction
    • Plan-do-Check-Act
    • Customer Value & Kano Maps
  • Value Stream
    • The Eight Wastes
    • Muda Muri Mura
    • Waste Wall
    • Process Mapping Introduction
    • Process Mapping Methods
    • SIPOC
    • Process Stapling
    • Linear Flowchart
    • Cross-functional Process Mapping
    • Geographic Flowchart
    • Information Mapping
    • Mapping Diagnostic – Introduction
    • Mapping Diagnostic – Problem Analysis
    • Mapping Diagnostic – Building the Picture
    • Process Redesign
    • Value Stream Mapping – Introduction
  • Flow
    • Three Times – Takt, Cycle, Lead
    • Pacemakers and Bottlenecks
    • Inventory Introduction
    • Inventory – Little’s Law
    • Minimising Batch Sizes
    • Work Content and Line Balance
    • Process Layout
    • Jidoka
    • OEE and ORE
    • Visual Management
    • Standard Work
  • Pull
    • Just In Time (JIT)
    • Push and Pull
    • Supermarkets
    • Kanban
    • Kanban – Number of Cards
    • Load Leveling
    • Value Stream Mapping 1
    • Value Stream Mapping 2
    • Value Stream Mapping 3 
  • Perfection
    • 5-S – Video 1
    • 5-S – Video 2
    • Process Changeovers (SMED) – Video 1
    • Process Changeovers (SMED) – Video 2
  • Lean Systems Thinking
    • Four Improvement Systems
    • 1. Short Interval Control
    • 2. Workshop rhythm
    • 3. Project Based Rhythm
    • 4. Annual Excellence Rhythm
    • Course Conclusion and Summary


UK   £150.00 (plus VAT)

USD   $200.00

Euro  €200.00

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