Lean Approach To Optimize Productivity and Efficiency

The concept of Lean Management is a quantum leap in the advancement of organizational efficiency. The results include process improvement, better utilization of resources which are in alignment with organizational vision and objectives, better cost management, and enhanced productivity and competitiveness. The pace and complexity of competition due to such common themes as globalization, Information Technology and Internet revolution is so relentless – and will become even more so – that organization finds it tough to maintain its edge without sustained and continuous improvement effort.

Course Objectives: 
  • Understand the concepts and implementation of Lean Organization, and using Lean to improve processes
  • Have sound knowledge on Poka Yoke (mistake proofing)
  • Enhance awareness of wastes reduction
  • Play constructive roles in supporting improvement
  • Link productivity to wastes in the organization
  • Improve current processes to a more optimum level
  • Achieve practical connection between Vision and Reality
Target Audience: 
Course Methodology: 

The course will be delivered through a combination of Metaphoric and Learning-By-Doing approach, where as the participants will be going through various simulation scenario which interact with the subject itself. At each stage, the participants will need to exercise the techniques that been taught and practice them to self-develop their level of skills.

Active learning activities are included to allow participants to engage actively in the learning process. Besides that, leading the participants through these activities will enable better understanding on the concepts. The active learning activities may include:

  • Hands-on exercises
  • Group discussions
  • Case studies
  • Interactive storytelling
  • Commentary on other companies / industries
  • Video presentation
Course Outlines: 

Day 1

  • Introduction to Lean
  • What is Lean Concept?
  • 3 key Pillars of Lean
  • Benefits of Being Lean
  • Organizational “Wastes” and How they hinder productivity
  • Relationship between waste and productivity
  • Enhancing productivity with Lean concept
  • Requirements for implementation
  • Case Study
  • Performance and Skills: Closing these gaps
  • Looking at performance differently: case commentary on “efficiency”
  • Avoiding “busy bees, no honey” syndrome
  • Skills matrix: what are the gaps?
  • Case: From Vision to practicality

Day 2

  • Your Value Stream: Processes revisit
  • Definition of value-add activities, tasks, and jobs
  • Examples of processes that are wasteful
  • Workshop on the depth of each wasteful activity
  • Your processes revisit: critique and commentary
  • Workshop: What new/revised processes are necessary?
  • Poke Yoke or Mistake Proofing
  • Introduction and picture/video comments
  • Examples of devices
  • The 4 levels of effectiveness
  • Case discussion
  • The Roles of Management and Staff
  • Types of Leadership Styles supporting improvement
  • Techniques for Managing Change: there CANNOT be
  • improvement without change
  • Applying these on the change facing organization
  • Summary
  • Identify wastes in your area
  • Key Tools
  • Compile results and/or key learning

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