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Lean 101

Course ID L1012019ASQ
Format Face-to-Face

Learn the fundamentals of lean and how to implement lean techniques and tools to recognize and cut waste and improve efficiency. Employees at every level of a company can apply these tools and techniques to improve workplace performance.

Learn the basics of lean and how to implement lean techniques and tools to help your organization remain competitive, innovative, and profitable in today’s business environment. Leveraging an instructive and entertaining project simulation, you will be able to immediately apply the lean techniques and tools learned in class. 

This course is also available as part of a 5-day Lean Foundations course, which includes Lean 101, Lean Problem-Solving Tools, and Applied Lean. Save when you register for all five days!

Course Data

  • CEU Hours: 0
  • Length: 7 Hours
  • ASQ RU: 0.7
  • Audience: Executive, New to Quality, Practitioner, Professional
  • Provider: ASQ
Course Overview

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe basic lean terms, principles and concepts
  • Differentiate between Value Added and Non-Value Added activities
  • Recognize the eight sources of waste
  • Apply fundamental lean tools and techniques in a simulated factory setting
  • Describe relationships between inventory and process lead time
  • Describe the difference between "Tactical" and "Strategic" lean
  • Identify common obstacles and keys to success



Who Should Attend:

Employees at all levels in all departments can apply these methodologies, techniques, and tools to improve workplace performance.
I. Welcome
II. Simulation Overview
III. Introduction to Lean
IV. Implementing Lean Techniques and Tools
V. Summary and Conclusion


This is a one-day, instructor-led, face-to-face course.


Student handbook
Cancellation Policy
ASQ reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule courses and to change instructors. Please be advised that in the event of a course cancellation, ASQ is not responsible for airfare penalties or other travel related expenses you may incur.
  • If you need to cancel, we will refund your paid registration fee as noted below.
    • Requests for cancellations/transfers received at least 5 business days before the start of the course receive a full refund/transfer.
    • Requests received within 5 business days of the course starting incur a $150 processing fee.
    • After the course starts, there are no refunds or transfers.
    • Registrants who fail to attend without advance notice are liable for the entire course fee.
    • If you cannot find a substitute, we can transfer your course fees to another ASQ course of your choice.
  • You must successfully complete the entire course or program before IACET CEUs and a Certificate of Completion can be awarded.

Enrollment Details

Format: Classroom
Format: Face-to-Face

An instructor-led traditional classroom experience. Classroom-based instruction involves the highest level of instructor/student interaction. We offer classroom style training in two formats. See public and on-site.

February 25, 2022 - February 25, 2022 Phoenix ILT0870 AZ US Elizabeth M. Keim CMBB, CMQ/OE, CQA English Early Bird Ends January 16, 2022 List: $899.00     Member: $799.00 Regular List: $1039     Member: $919


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