About Lean Management
Lean management is either organization-wide or department-wide approach that supports the ideology of continuous improvement, delivering value from a customer’s point of view, and elimination of waste. Lean management is a long-term approach that works in a very systematic manner, aimed at achieving success in units and implements small and incremental changes to different processes and workflows. This approach makes sure that the processes and in turn product improves in efficiency and in quality.
Mainly derived from the Toyota Production System invented by Taiichi Ohno, along with Shigeo Shingo and others, Lean management aimed at eliminating “Muda” or waste along the workflow or process line within manufacturing and production. But trumping the other objectives it fulfills, lean management involves the concept of continuous improvement among processes. Eventually, the benefits of lean management cascaded quickly from Toyota’s production line to other manufacturing units of businesses across the world, now designated as an industry standard management practice.
A Japanese term for wastefulness or uselessness, Muda was adopted to identify the different types of wastes that exists in scenarios where the process hoards up more resources than required and these wastes are doing the rounds at production/manufacturing units. When we can identify what type of waste is involved, the necessary actions of elimination can be undertaken by managers to manage the lean system implemented.
As per the identification and study, 7 types of wastes were determined and put under scanner within Lean management to find ways and means of elimination, providing us with a smooth and value-rich process flow. These 7 types of wastes include (TIMWOOD):
- Transportation (moving materials that are not required for the process)
- Inventory (unwanted parts of the product, whether in WIP or finished)
- Motion (resources or equipment moving more than needed)
- Waiting (disruptions and interruptions during processing)
- Overproduction (excessive supply ahead of demand)
- Over-processing (poor tool or equipment design or even less efficient product design)
- Defects (efforts involved in inspection, monitoring, and fixing of errors or defects)
Lean management gained a lot of traction and was mostly used in the manufacturing sector, but has ever since gained a lot of precedence in the recent past as a complete set of methodologies to eliminate waste in the curve and turn of the production/manufacturing process.
Lean methodologies have processes as a “value stream”. Management of this value stream involves defining these values in the product and process capabilities within a workflow. This is focused on the needs of the customers and Lean ensures that the customers receive the product or service they need at the right time and at the right cost for purchase, making it a win-win situation for the business as well as the customers.
Quality is of utmost importance while there are changes implemented. And, the working of putting these changes or improvements in place is through the inputs and feedback from people performing the work, who are in the spot.
Features of Lean Management
Jotted below are a few features of lean management within a business or a production line, and things that a manager implementing lean needs to pay attention to:
- Focuses on removal of waste
- Follows the step-by-step methodology:
- Identification of value
- Identification of value stream
- Flow of activities
- Pulling of product by customers
- Perfection of the process
- Focuses on the Flow of processes
- Effect is reduction in timing of the flow
- For organizations looking at visual value change and stress on right now time.
- Sectors it caters to include trade, healthcare, administrative
Within Lean management, there is a certain order that when put to use can successfully implement the notions of Lean manufacturing within the required processes. These form the 5 principles of Lean management and the end result is a customer satisfaction and increase in efficiency and quality. These Lean principles include:
- Identifying the value – Identify the value of the product from the perspective of the many customers the product is catering to.
- Mapping the value stream – Check at every checkpoint the value added by the process and identify those checkpoints that don’t produce any value at all, get rid of them.
- Creating a flow – Create a seamless process flow devoid of any interruptions or breaks, giving the products the smoothest ride towards the customers.
- Establishing a pull – Allow customers to pull value from the next upstream activity within the workflow.
- Seeking pure perfection – With value specified and mapped, with a seamless flow created and wastes being removed, also a customer pull attached, the state of perfection of the process is then achieved and the process is now Lean.
Lean Management Course Description
- What is Lean? – Understand the insides and out of Lean and what really triggers this wild horse to conquer the world of manufacturing and production. You will learn your role as a manager, what are the key factors driving Lean, and what you need to look out for when you are looking at implementing Lean. Understand the concept of value and how value is added or depreciated at different stages along the workflow. Also, learn the concept of productivity and how it affects the different stages involved in turning raw materials, time, and effort into fully finished products.
- Concept of Wastes – Learn all about wastes along the production process called Muda and how these wastes are categorized into 7 different categories. Understand why waste occurs and the detrimental effect it can have on your process workflow. More the waste, more the losses for you. Learn to use Lean when countered with waste accumulation along a workflow.
- Lean – Waste Reduction Tools – Cutting down on waste, increasing efficiency and quality, and providing continuous improvement are the aspects that Lean management looks into. Get a dose of these aspects along with great examples. Know of all the waste reduction tools there are in Lean management and learn to use them to you benefit once you’ve encountered a process that needs to get Lean. Look at tools such as 5S, Kaizen, Poka Yoke, Pull system, visual management, and standardization. Understand the benefit of implementing Lean in your department or organization.
What Are the Requirements/Prerequisites for This Online Training?
Learning about Lean management is not only beneficial from a company’s perspective for process improvement but can also sky-rocket your career as a project or production manager. With its umpteen benefits to help you and with eduCBA’s dedication to get the best kind of training for you to excel, it’s rather a great moment for you to be enrolling into this course and taking a step forward in your massive future career.
This is an intermediate level course and assumes you to be of a certain caliber to learn the ropes of the trade that is project management. These tools, techniques, and concepts can be very pivotal for you to learn and make a great difference in the way your set out to make processes more efficient and leaner. All you need in order to be able to take up this course are the following things:
- Basic project management knowledge
- Basic organization process and workflow knowledge
- Basic computer functioning knowledge
- A simple computer with basic configuration
- Passion and zeal to learn and grow
So, put on your working shoes and get started!
Being on the forefront when it comes to knowing the complete approach that Lean management brings to your organization or workplace can be a boon for you. This intermediate course offered by eduCBA on Lean management can really make things easier for you to relate to and study irrespective of your current position at work.
This online training course is mainly targeted at specific individuals including:
- Engineering students
- Management students
- Business managers
- Quality consultants
- Quality managers
- Project managers
- Professionals and managers who lead Lean culture change and continuous improvement
- General managers
- Operations managers
- Production managers
- Plant managers from manufacturing enterprises
FAQs – General Questions
- Can I expect results right after taking this course?
The course on Lean management is designed in a way so as to bring in the quick realization of the many tools and techniques employed by Lean to improve efficiency and quality of businesses across many industries. With this course and the examples it provides, you will be able to implement the teachings quicker than expected. It also depends on your level of interest and grasping and we will be there to provide you with all the support you will need for the widespread of Lean management.
- When will I be able to start the course?
Once you’re enrolled with us, you will be able to start almost immediately once there’s a confirmation on the fees and other regulatory formalities. Since, we provide you with online training content, this training course along with the others provided are self-paced and can be taken at per your convenience and leisure. Please read the terms and conditions provided on enrollment.
- Can I gain access to the course from multiple devices?
Yes. We provide with layout options for all media devices including tabs, mobiles.
- What do I receive on successful completion of the course?
Once you’ve successfully completed the course with us, you will receive a verifiable certification for course completion, which will be sent to you. This is recognized and widely trusted course certificate for you and for all your needs.
- How will I know about how to specifically implement Lean for my organization?
We, at eduCBA, provide overall training on the subject with inputs and facilitation from experts within the industry. The study material used for this online training course is carefully crafted for you to realize its potential and put the techniques and concepts into use at your workplace. Implementation will be taught and you will be able to correlate the teachings to your workplace and accordingly customize the implement process as per your business needs and requirements.
The Online Lean Management Course Training was recommended by a colleague who had a very good experience with eduCBA and I couldn’t agree with him more. The curriculum is on-the-go for professionals like me who have very less time at our hand to get into a classroom and learn during a particular timing. The support system is amazing and the efforts put into each course can be seen as I am currently onto the Agile practices training course which is exceptionally good. Great model for learning. Highly recommended to all who need to learn at their own pace.
Easy to understand and seems to have a good flow with the material. I am very impressed with the enrollment and will surely recommend this course and eduCBA to all who are interested in management and project courses.
Amazing course material and very informative. This course was especially very useful for me as I needed to understand Lean for my organization work. This course opens so many doors to different ways of thinking about eliminating waste and making processes better and more effective. I am very thankful to eduCBA for such a great course and I am looking forward to learning more from them.
- Many businesses are facing a number of issues in their organization that can be overcome by implementing lean management
- The practice of lean management helps to get better process health and results.
- Lean management gives a better idea about the loss and profit within the company
- Lean management is the most wanted after business excellence strategies among the leading and growing MNCs, opening many opportunity windows for you to show your skill and knowledge
- Demand for certified professionals in these fields is huge in global market; you will be setting the stage for your own career growth
|Where do our learners come from?|
|Professionals from around the world have benefited from eduCBA’s Lean Management – Waste Reduction Tools courses. Some of the top places that our learners come from include New York, Dubai, San Francisco, Bay Area, New Jersey, Houston, Seattle, Toronto, London, Berlin, UAE, Chicago, UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand, India, Bangalore, New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Kolkata, Hyderabad and Gurgaon among many.|