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  1. Provides a holistic framework for improving productivity based on Lean management principles.
  2. Provides guidance for applying Lean principles, methods and tools to improve product/service delivery.
  3. Provides a tool to initiate a culture change towards operational excellence.


Lean Thinking is a management philosophy based on the Toyota Production System (TPS). With Lean Thinking, you will be able to enhance value for your customers by improving service delivery and eliminating waste. Simply put, by becoming a Lean organization, you will be able to improve personal effectiveness, increase productivity and create greater customer value with less resources.

NOTE: This training package includes:
1. Lean Thinking 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)


1. Understand the principles and key concepts of Lean
2. Acquire knowledge on the key Lean methods and tools and their applications to improve personal effectiveness, value creation and waste elimination
3. Identify ways to develop "Kaizen eyes" to look for improvement opportunities
4. Describe the various Lean roles


1. Introduction to Lean Thinking
•  What is Lean
•  What Lean is not
•  Lean vs traditional thinking
•  Lean management framework
•  Lean applications in service environments
•  Benefits of Lean thinking

2. Key Concepts of Lean Thinking
•  Value and waste
•  Eight types of waste
•  Value-added activities
•  Non-value-added activities (waste)
•  Lean thinking philosophy
•  Lean principles

3. Overview of Lean Methods & Tools
•  Muda, Mura & Muri
•  Gemba framework
•  5S principles - Visual management
•  Office layout
•  Spaghetti diagram
•  Value stream mapping
•  Standard work
•  Heijunka (Load leveling)
•  Fexible workforce
•  Quality at source
•  Poka yoke (mistake proofing)
•  Kaizen
•  PDCA problem solving
•  Pareto chart
•  Cause and effect diagram

4. Ways to develop "Kaizen Eyes"
•  What are "Kaizen eyes"?
•  Ways to develop "Kaizen eyes"

5. Lean Roles
•  Lean steering committee
•  Lean deployment leader
•  Lean champions
•  Lean process owner
•  Lean coach
•  Team leader
•  Team members

6. Sustaining a Lean Culture
•  Critical success factors
•  Lessons from other adopters

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