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Lean Enterprise

Course ID LEAN
Format Face-to-Face

Lean is a tool that helps cut costs and reduces cycle time. In this course, you’ll develop a plan to implement lean across your organization. Employees at every level of a company can apply these strategies to improve workplace performance.

Help your company remain competitive, innovative, and profitable in today’s business environment, where global competition and demands for price reductions heavily impact management decisions. Implement lean to enhance cost and cycle-time reduction, improve customer satisfaction, and standardize high quality. Learn the lean methods you can use to minimize all forms of waste and maximize value for your customers.

Course Data

  • CEU Hours: 0
  • Length: 14 Hours
  • ASQ RU: 1.4
  • Audience: Executive, New to Quality, Practitioner, Professional
  • Provider: ASQ
Course Overview

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the difference between traditional 'push' and the lean 'pull' systems.
  • Identify the typical wastes of lean and how those wastes reduce an organization's profits, competitive edge and customer satisfaction.
  • Recognize how lean directly addresses the elimination/reduction of operating costs, cycle time and non value-added activities.
  • Make better use of employees' time and brainpower in a team environment.
  • Develop a plan for starting a Lean journey in your organization.



Who Should Attend:

Employees at all levels in all departments can apply these tools and strategies to improve workplace performance. Supervisory or management personnel will especially benefit from this course. For the full commitment and participation in Lean Enterprise, an understanding of lean concepts is important for the CEO, president, vice presidents, functional managers, or other senior management, including quality and process improvement leaders.

  1. Day 1
    1. Introduction to lean principles and concepts
    2. The typical “wastes” of lean
    3. “The House of Lean” and introduction to tools and techniques
    4. Change management and teams (the human side of lean)
    5. Value stream mapping
    6. Visual controls and 5S workplace organization and standardization
    7. Streamlined layout
    8. Point-of-use-storage
    9. Standard work
    10. Batch size reduction
    11. Quick changeover
  2. Day 2
    1. Poka-yoke, self-inspection, and auto-nomation
    2. Total Productive Maintenance
    3. Just-in-time
    4. Pull system and Kanban
    5. Cellular and flow
    6. Continuous improvement and Kaizen blitz
    7. How to start and sustain your lean journey
    8. Implementing lean efforts
    9. Lean enterprise vs. lean manufacturing
    10. Lean metrics
    11. Six Sigma and lean
    12. Wrap-up


This is a two-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.
Elizabeth Keim CMBB, CMQ/OE, CQA

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.

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