Introduction to Lean Manufacturing

A two day practical Introduction to lean manufacturing training course suitable for manufacturing staff of all levels.

The content of this training course has been developed following the successful implementation of the lean manufacturing techniques, concepts and strategies used in this course by companies throughout the UK, with the help of our course tutors.

Why introduce Lean Manufacturing?

  • Increased Customer Satisfaction
  • Reduction of Waste
  • Improved Profitability
  • Improved Process Control
  • Company Wide Team Work

What you will learn

At the conclusion of the training course each delegate will be able to:-

  • Implement and maintain a company wide 5S programme
  • Recognise ‘waste’ and other non-value added activities throughout their business
  • Introduce a basic pull scheduling system e.g. Kanban
  • Set up a lean manufacturing cell
  • Identify the various types of mistake proofing techniques
  • Follow a standard process to significantly reduce machine change-over times
  • Identify a programme to maximise the productivity of manufacturing equipment
  • Generate value stream maps of their own manufacturing processes

Course Content

The Introduction to lean manufacturing training course covers the following topics:-

  • 7 Wastes
  • 5S
  • Kanban
  • Factory Layout (Batch & Queue vs. Cell Manufacturing)
  • Zero Quality Control – Successive Checking, Source Inspection & Poka Yoke
  • Single Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED)
  • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
  • Value Stream Mapping (VSM)
  • Problem Solving Techniques
  • Planning for Lean & Cultural Change
  • Lean Implementation

Elements of the introduction to lean manufacturing course content are trained using innovative role play where the delegates are required to act out the assembly operations of a ‘fictitious’ manufacturing company.

The course is limited to a maximum of twelve delegates. Course costs cover the two training sessions, a comprehensive set of course notes, lunch, refreshments and an attendance certificate.

Cost: £595 plus vat per delegate. This is a non-residential training course. This course can be delivered in-house if required. For further information contact Aster Training on 01296 720281 for a Free Consultation to discuss your training requirements.

Our Reviews

Thoroughly enjoyed the course.

Review by Ian Metcalfe, Section Manager, Niftylift

"Thoroughly enjoyed the course and explained the importance lean can bring to the workplace."

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Thoroughly enjoyed the course.

Review by Ian Metcalfe, Section Manager, Niftylift

"Thoroughly enjoyed the course and explained the importance lean can bring to the workplace."

Great Course

Review by Karen Docking, Production Engineer, Herga Technology Ltd

"Great course, very useful and informative."

Tailored to the participants needs

Review by Alex Szajdecki, Team Leader, Niftylift

"Very well presented and tailored to the participants needs."

I have already made plans for change come Monday!

Review by Mark Hair, Team Leader, Niftylift

"Very professional and enjoyable course. I have already made plans for change come monday!"

Great use of past experience

Review by S. Dawson, Prod Engineering, Niftylift

"Great use of past experience to explain."

Brilliantly Explained

Review by Liam Burns, Production Engineer, Niftylift

"Very well run and brilliantly explained, would highly recommend to all employees of lean manufacturing aspiring businesses."

Really well presented

Review by Lewis Gammon, Team Leader, Blacktrace

"Really well presented and everything was explained clearly."

Easy going

Review by B.Cooper, RPC Containers

"Course was light hearted and easy going."

Very enjoyable course

Review by Wayne King, RPC Containers

"Very Enjoyable."

I would recommend the course to any organisation.

Review by Mark Davis, Health, Safety and Improvement Manager, RPC Containers.

"Paul provided a very knowledgeable interactive lean manufacturing training course that helped to change thinking among the attendees. I would recommend the course to any organisation."