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Lean Manufacturing


"Lean" is a management philosophy based on the Toyota Production System (TPS). With Lean Manufacturing, you will be able to enhance value for your customers by streamlining process flow and eliminating waste.  Simply put, with Lean, you will be able to increase productivity and create greater customer value with less resources. The Lean approach shows you how to increase profits by reducing the cost of waste.


By teaching this presentation, managers and employees will have a better understanding of the Lean principles and approach to eliminating waste, and will be more forthcoming to lead and participate in the Lean implementation process.

Note: This training package includes:

  1. Lean Manufacturing training presentation (PowerPoint format)

  2. Lean poster (PDF format, in color and monochrome, printable in A3 size)

  3. Eight Wastes of Lean poster (PDF format, in color and monochrome, printable in A3 size)

Learning Objectives

  1. Acquire knowledge on the key concepts and principles of Lean

  2. Describe the Lean methods and tools for waste elimination and value creation

  3. Describe the key roles in Lean deployment

  4. Define the success factors for sustaining a Lean culture




1.  Introduction to Lean Manufacturing

  • The Case for Lean Manufacturing

  • History of the Toyota Production System

  • Toyota's Management Philosophy

  • What is Lean?

  • Five Principles of Lean

  • What Lean is Not

  • Lean Adoption in Various Environments

  • Impact of Lean Principles in Industry

  • Lean Applications in Manufacturing, Process and Service Industries

  • Traditional Thinking versus Lean Thinking

  • Traditional Culture vs. Lean Culture

  • Lean Manufacturing Framework

  • Benefits of Lean Manufacturing


2.  Key Concepts of Lean

  • Methods to Increase Productivity

  • What is Waste?

  • Work versus Waste

  • Value Defined

  • Cost Reduction Principle

  • Eight Wastes of Manufacturing

  • Examples of Value-added and Non-value Added Activities

  • Lean Thinking Philosophy

  • Lean Emphasis


3.  Lean Methods & Tools

  • Muda, Mura & Muri

  • Gemba Framework

  • 4Ms

  • 5S Principles

  • Visual Management

  • Plant Layout

  • Cellular Layout

  • Total Productive Maintenance

  • Standard Work

  • Heijunka (Leveling)

  • Kaizen

  • Pull Systems / Kanban

  • Continuous Flow

  • Takt Time

  • Quick Changeover / Set-up Reduction

  • Flexible Workforce

  • Quality at the Source

  • Poka-yoke (Mistake-proofing)

  • Andon 

  • Problem Solving

  • Small-Group Activities

  • Suggestion System

  • Hoshin Kanri


4.  Lean Roles

  • Lean Steering Committee

  • Lean Deployment Leader

  • Lean Champions

  • Lean Process Owner

  • Lean Coach

  • Lean Team Leader

  • Lean Team Members


5.  Sustaining a Lean Culture

  • Challenges in Lean Manufacturing

  • Understanding Responses to Change

  • Sustaining a Lean Culture

  • Lessons from Other Adopters

You may also be interested in the following training presentations (sold separately):

  1. Lean Thinking

  2. Lean Office

  3. Lean Manufacturing

  4. Lean Six Sigma DMAIC Project Template

  5. Six Sigma Overview

  6. 5S Techniques

  7. 5S for the Office