Study the Lean methodology with this fully-accredited online training course from Good e-Learning! Written by industry experts, this course was developed to provide you with a solid understanding of the key concepts of Lean and how they can be applied to real-world organizations.
There are no prerequisites for learners wishing to take this course. On completing the course, students will be awarded a Lean Foundation (Level 1) certificate of completion.
Why take this course?
This course has been developed to provide you with a solid understanding of the key concepts of Lean and what makes a ‘Lean organization’. It will also equip you with the skills to manage, support and lead Lean Transformation within your business. A Lean tutor will also be on hand to answer any questions that you may have and provide you with guidance as you work your way through the course.
You should take this course if you are responsible for supporting the success of Lean or other business improvement projects, or if your organization is considering applying the Lean Enterprise approach.
This course is suitable for anyone who wants to gain an in-depth understanding of Lean, including those who are new to the standard and want to learn how to apply Lean principles and change management within their organization.
Students who take this course will learn:
A comprehensive introduction to the Lean methodology
How to confidently apply Lean immediately within any industry sector
How organizational improvement can be delivered by focusing on ‘value streams’ and the elimination of waste
How to apply the knowledge and skills you have acquired from the course within an organization
Everything needed to start a career in Lean Management
Professor Tony Bendell - Professor of Organisational Excellence, international expert speaker, consultant and trainer, Good e-Learning Ambassador
Good e-Learning's Lean courses have been designed with you in mind, providing an easy to follow, but well founded introduction to making processes and organisations both more efficient and more effective
Module 1: Process Management, Lean Principles and Implementation
Module 1 will introduce you to the ways a Lean process can be implemented within an organizational environment.
The module will also touch upon on stakeholder management and communication. You will learn about the principles of Lean, the importance of Value and Value Stream Mapping.
Module 2: Process Flow, Risk Analysis and Claims Authorization
Module 2 will take you through the Lean process flow and the 5S Approach.
After completing the module, you will have an appreciation of the visual workspace application. You will understand the concept of process risk analysis and how to work with certain standard diagrams. You will also be learn how to evaluate and analyze risk.
Module 3: Change Process, Project Planning and Performance Management
In Module 3 you will learn how to manage the Lean process and the changes that will occur within the organization as a result of it.
You will also be prepared to deal with changes during the Lean implementation process. Additionally, this module will teach you about the Lean project planning and management process and the methods for problem solving and improving the methodology.
Finally, you will find learn how to plan and deploy a Lean implementation within your organization.
Module 4: Birthday Exercise
This module contains an interesting exercise to help you consolidate you knowledge of the learning outcomes in the previous modules.
The exercise is called the "Birthday Exercise" - hopefully you will find it interesting and instructive. The exercise will ask you to use Lean methodology to measure and improve a Birthday process.
Exams / Assessments
The Lean Foundation & Management Overview eLearning course contains three multiple-choice assessments and an interactive exercise, all based on the learning outcomes of each of the core modules of the course. On successfully completing the assessments, you will receive a Lean Foundation Certificate.
If you wish to take your studies further this Foundation level will prepare you for Good e-Learning’s Lean Master Belt Practitioner course, which deals with the process of Lean Intervention, how to ensure staff engagement and how to apply the Lean methodology for change management.
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