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Agile Thinking: A Strategy for Achieving Operational Excellence

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Agile Thinking: A Strategy for Achieving Operational Excellence


  • The training course uses a variety of interactive methods, including simple and complex exercises, to teach the Lean methodology.
  • Participants are challenged to use Lean tools such as value stream mapping and the 5S approach through case studies.
  • Lectures, group discussions, and presentations are used to achieve learning objectives.

Course Objectives:

By the end of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the concepts of Lean methodology and its importance to the organization.
  • Identify levels of waste in organizational processes and the need to reduce waste and its impact on profitability, competitiveness, and customer satisfaction.
  • Recognize the ability of Lean methodology to reduce operational costs, cycle time, and non-value-added activities.
  • Follow steps for implementing Lean methodology.
  • Develop an effective plan for adopting Lean methodology.

Target Audience:

  • This training course targets professionals responsible for implementing initiatives focused on improving the efficiency and speed of organizational processes.
  • It is also relevant for those responsible for linking, measuring, and improving organizational performance.

Program Content:

  • Introduction to Lean methodology principles.
  • Aligning strategy with Lean principles.
  • Core concepts.
  • History of Lean methodology.
  • Benefits of Lean methodology.
  • Quality Function Deployment (QFD).

Elements of Lean Methodology:

  • The five principles of Lean methodology.
  • Components of Lean methodology.
  • The eight types of waste – waste reduction strategy.
  • Value Stream Mapping (VSM).
  • The 5S approach for organizational processes: Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize, Sustain.
  • Quick changeover (SMED).
  • Standardized work.
  • One-piece flow.
  • Cell planning.
  • Total productive maintenance.
  • Point of use storage (POUS).
  • Visual management.
  • Spaghetti diagrams.
  • Poka-yoke (error prevention).

Lean Methodology and Six Sigma:

  • Overview of Six Sigma.
  • Basic definitions.
  • Understanding process capability.
  • Sources of variation.
  • DMAIC process (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control).
  • Traditional cost of poor quality.
  • Comparison between Lean methodology and Six Sigma.

Lean Metrics:

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs).
  • Developing KPIs for Lean methodology.
  • Outputs vs. Key Performance Indicators for outputs.
  • Measurement obstacles.
  • Relationship with other tools/models.

Roadmap for Lean Methodology Implementation:

  • Implementation roadmap.
  • Key success factors.
  • Lean leadership model.
  • Developing a plan for Lean model implementation.
  • Barriers to success in Lean model implementation.

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