Going Lean: Introduction to Lean Tools

Course Code: LTO
Delivery: Online
Languages: English, Chinese

Lean is a systematic approach to identifying and eliminating non-value-added activities, and is focused on customer demand and customer value. Those working in a lean production system need to understand the Lean tools that are available and recognize how they are used to address specific issues within the total system. The course provides a brief overview of the Lean tools used for planning, stability, continuous flow, synchronous flow and production leveling.


Introduction to Lean Tools is an interactive, multimedia, eLearning training program. It is intended for managers, operators, technicians, engineers, and trainers who work in, or are transitioning to, a Lean production environment.


Participants successfully completing the program will be able to:

  • Understand Lean as a total system
  • Describe the phases of lean
  • Describe planning, assessment, and Value Stream Mapping
  • Understand Hoshin, PDCA, A3, Kaizen, Stability, 5S, Visual Controls, Standardized work
  • Describe Total Productive Maintenance, Poke Yoke, Continuous Flow, Kanban, Point of Use
  • Explain Work Station Design, Cellular Flow, Synchronous Flow, Multiple Value Streams
  • Describe Batch Size Reduction, Quick Changeover, SMED, TAKT-based Production, Supermarkets, Factory Floor Layout
  • Explain Production Leveling, Pull systems, Heijunka, Every Product Every Day, Make to Order

Qualification and Certification Testing

LearnTech® certification training incorporates interactive learning checks throughout the instructional sequences. Certification tests are criterion-referenced and module-based with feedback on every response for enhanced learning. Administrative access to dates and scores of tests, certifications, and re-certifications is compliant with ISO quality-standards training requirements.

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