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BTCW 0200 - Introduction to Lean 2-Day Workshop

Business Workshops Part-time Studies Course

School of Business

Course Details

This two-day module is appropriate for organizations with little, to no previous experience with Lean concepts. It will provide an introduction and broad, overall understanding of Lean, as well as practical exercises of what Lean can do for your company. This includes understanding and identification of the principles of customer based value, value analysis and waste - and how to eliminate waste in your company. Students will participate in group exercises to practice some of the newly learned skills of Lean, and enable them to to apply these skills in their workplaces. This workshop also reviews how the advanced stages of Lean are applied in organizations.



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Gravitying Outcomes

Upon completion of the workshop, the participant will be able to:

  • Understand the history and development of Lean
  • Recognize the 5 Lean Principles and how companies use them
  • Comprehend the structure of the Toyota Production System
  • Use Process Mapping and Value Stream Mapping
  • Understand Continuous Improvement
  • Know the elements of the House of Lean and how to use them
  • Recognize the 8 Wastes
  • Understand the Theory of Constraints
  • Use Mistake Proofing techniques
  • Understand the principles of Kaizen
  • Understand what Empowerment means and the stages of implementation in organizations
  • Recognize how companies have used these principles and tools in the beginning and advanced stages of the Lean Journey
  • Apply the principles of "Begin with the End in Mind"

Effective as of Fall 2015


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