Introduction to Lean Principles, Hawk Training, Friday, 14. June 2019

When you focus on costs, quality decreases. When you focus on quality, costs decrease.
Lean, or Business Improvement Techniques, is a set of skills and behaviours that are embedded into a business, at all levels, encouraging and promoting ‘good change’. The term Lean comes from the idea of removing waste and being left with value added activities and processes that impact the business. The principles have been in practice for over 60 years, originating in Japan with Toyota, building on ideas first introduced by Henry Ford.
Lean, or BIT, is effective when applied using a range of tools and techniques.

Workplace Organisation is the cornerstone of continuous improvement.

Effective teamwork and Kaizen techniques allow you to engage and empower your workforce.

The use of effective problem solving is critical to the success of your improvement activities and sustaining change is most effective through the use of Visual Management and Standardised working techniques.

Workshop Content
Part 1:

What is lean and why is it effective

Why is workplace organisation the cornerstone of continuous improvement

How to apply workplace organisation in your business

How to create effective teams and foster a culture of continuous improvement

 Part 2:

What is waste and does it impact your business

What are the effective tools used for problem solving and how to apply them

How to utilise the PDCA process and create effective plans

What is standardised work and how to create Standard Operating Procedures

Create action plans for your business and what next


This 1-day workshop will teach you:

Impact on Quality, Cost and Delivery
Lean principles will deliver the impact you are looking for. Improvement in quality leads to reduction in costs. These, in turn, impact on your internal and external delivery times.

Immediate Results
Utilising lean principles can give you immediate results. Simple changes, positive improvements and using the expertise of your workforce can gain you quick wins.

Reduce Waste
One of the core principles of lean is to impact and reduce the wastes in your business. Lean focuses on where waste is, creating opportunities to reduce the waste and sustain positive changes made.

Energise Employees
A core concept of lean is that your workforce are your experts. Engaging, motivating and empowering your workforce will provide you with a wealth of opportunities to make and sustain positive improvements.

Who will benefit from this course?

Senior Managers
This workshop will give you insights into how lean principles will impact your business and your employees. It will introduce the key concepts and give you the opportunity to drive improvements in your business and understand the ideas that will make the most impact. It will also give you the foundations to move your business forward and drive change.

Team Leaders
This workshop will give you the tools to make change in your teams. It will give the insight into what concepts and ideas will give you the greatest impact and allow you to plan with your team how change would take place. The workshop will show you what lean principles you will use with your team and how you will empower them to take ownership of their areas of responsibility.

This workshop will help you to understand what you could do to make a difference to your organisation. It will empower you to take responsibility for your own areas of expertise and become confident in making change. You will learn the key principles of lean and how you can apply these in your work and home life.

Introduction to Lean Principles

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