MAS Skills Workshop - Best Practice Overview (3hrs)

Lean Principles are essential in today’s business world. It is a business strategy that involves everyone in an organisation making sustained continuous improvement “without large capital investments” focusing on eliminating waste in all systems and processes of an organisation. This session is an overview of Lean comprising Workplace Organisation-5S, Quality Cost & Delivery and Process Mapping – Flow Process & Value Stream.
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When Feb 27, 2013
from 09:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Where IGEM House, 28 High Street, Kegworth, Derbyshire, DE74 2DA
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Attendees The course is designed for decision makers within a SME manufacturing business.
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The course is designed for decision makers within a SME manufacturing business.

Aim of the Course

Designed for Managers who require a basic understanding of Lean Principles including how 5S can improve business performance, analyse company data in the form of the 7 QCD Measures of Competitiveness and how Process Mapping identifies the opportunities for improvements.

Course Objectives

At the end of this session delegates will be able to:-

  • Explain Lean principles and the benefits of applying these to the business
  • Describe the 7 production wastes and how to reduce them
  • Understand how 5S’s contributes to business performance
  • Understand the 7 QCD measures of Competiveness
  • Explain the concept of Value stream and Process Mapping
  • Explain the functionality of a Kaizen event and identify improvement solutions
  • Explain and demonstrate the massive benefits gained by the implementation of Lean

Course Content

  • Introduction to Lean & Continuous Improvement
  • The wastes that occur within business.
  • Visual Management
  • Kanbans
  • Workplace Organisation (5S)
  • Key Performance Measures (Quality, Cost and Delivery)
  • Tools for Process Mapping ( Flow Process and Value Stream)
  • Approach to implementing a Kaizen Programme


  • Creates a better working environment
  • Improved productivity
  • Reduced floor space requirements
  • Can be achieved with little capital investment
  • Kaizen initiates improvements to quality, cost and delivery
  • Identifies and priorities areas for “Kaizen” improvement activities
  • Clear structure for continuous improvement and improves performance

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