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This course covers the root causes of low productivity and why many improvement efforts fail. It introduces techniques used to identify a factory’s current conditions as well as what a factory must achieve in order to adapt to market demands. This course serves as the foundation towards understanding Lean improvement strategies in reducing costs, shortened processes and lead time to market.

It also introduces all the basic Lean tools required to prevent waste. It provides participants with basic Lean strategies and concepts in the context of how they are applied within the manufacturing environment.

At the conclusion of the course, participants will understand why Lean Manufacturing is the ultimate solution and how to move forward with Lean principles to build a competitive manufacturing platform.


  • Understanding origin and basics of Lean Manufacturing
  • Identify reasons behind low productivity and root causes
  • Define opportunities and areas for improvement
  • Understand losses incurred by conventional concepts and structure of organization’s current state
  • Understand mistakes in the traditional costing formula and how Toyota designed and achieved target unit costs
  • Discuss future requirements of buyers, how organization’s current state is inadequate and what is required to meet buyers’ future requirements
  • Understand Toyota Four Rules leading to stabilization of manufacturing processes and aligning line workers and other employees to corporate objectives
  • Recognize importance of teamwork and its benefits
  • Lead lean initiatives at manufacturing base

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  • 1. Industry Challenges and Improvement failures

  • 2. Origin of Lean Manufacturing

  • 3. Relationship between Lean and Just-in-Time

  • 4. Future buyer demands and business trends

  • 5. Categorizing wastes and value- added

  • 6. Current conditions vis-à-vis business trends

  • 7. Supporting Lean strategies and concepts

  • 8. Successful Lean transformation

  • 9. • Success stories demonstrating tremendous potential of correct Lean transformation

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