Lean Business Practice Microcredential
Fridays, Oct 8 - Nov 12, 2021 9am - 11am
Lean Thinking is used in many industries and businesses. Originally developed for manufacturing, Lean is primarily about solving problems and is applied in most any type of business or organization. In Lean Thinking and Practice, you will explore and discuss basic Lean principles and thinking. Hands-on or visual demonstrations will be used to emphasize concepts. This course is 100% ONLINE, with 2 hour synchronous meetings each week for six weeks.
Outline of Topics.
Week 1: Explore & Discuss Basic Lean Principles & Thinking
Description: Overview of the beginning of Lean and basic concepts
Week 2: Waste Reduction & Continuous Improvement
Description: How to identify what parts of a process are wasteful and inefficient
Week 3: Standardization & 5S Workplace Organization
Description: The value of standardization in processes. Applying and implementing the 5S process
Week 4: JIT & Visual Management
Description: The value of just-in-time and use of visual cues in workplace
Week 5: Value Stream MappingDescription: Process flow charts and application to reducing inefficiencies
Week 6: A3 Thinking and Problem Solving
Description: Developing and using the A3 approach to solving problems