Training

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Whether you’re new to continuous improvement or have a broad range of experience we offer training that will suit your organisation.

Our courses offer a structured progression from complete beginner through to competent practitioner and will provide you with the vital tools that you will need to make a real performance difference and deliver a solid return on investment.

So whether you’re looking to launch a brand new improvement programme, looking to top up the skills of your team or looking for an advanced programme of lean tuition, then we have the solution.

We’re also very proud that our training is accredited by Cardiff University’s Lean Competency System (LCS).

LCS is a lean qualifications framework created by the Lean Enterprise Research Centre at Cardiff University and used by organisations to support lean training programmes, facilities or academies and by employees and practitioners as a vehicle to develop their lean thinking knowledge and practical skills.

Accreditation supports the adoption of a continuous improvement culture and provides assurance that the system is relevant, well structured, appropriately resourced and effectively delivered.

A typical course includes a mix of presentations, coaching and group exercises to maximise the opportunity for learning with over 50% using hands on exercises, games and simulations.

Lean Fundamentals (LCS Level 1a)

Designed for those new to Lean and wanting to learn about the basics of what Lean is and how it could be used in their own workplace. Often used for groups of people who are about to start a project of continuous improvement and want a background before starting.

Run over either a half-day or full-day the topics include:

> Background of Lean Improvement
Definition and Application of Lean
The Focus for Lean Improvement
The Lean Improvement Principles
Systems Thinking Approach to Implementation

For the full day training we run an enhanced flow simulation exploring the principles of improvement and how to practically apply them.

Lean Practitioner (LCS Level 1c)

Designed for those looking for a more in depth training experience this is ideal for those with responsibility for continuous improvement. You could be just starting your lean journey, new to an already established improvement team or just looking to update and refresh your skills in Lean improvement.

Run over one week the topics include:

Lean Fundamentals
Leading Lean Improvement Teams
Value Stream Analysis
Running Improvement Activities
Data Collection for Improvement Activities
A3 Thinking
Cells and the Cell / Value Stream Assessment Tool
Lean Project Management Office
Benefits Realisation and Tracking
Standard Work for Creating Flow
Communication Messaging for Your Organisation
Starting Your Own Development A3

 

We also develop bespoke courses specifically tailored to suit the needs of your organisation.