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DateJune 07 2018
TitleDeveloping a Lean Thinking Culture in the Workplace
Time09:00 - 16:30
Duration2 days - 7th and 8th of June 2018

Developing a Lean Thinking Culture in the Workplace

Duration: 2 Days


The two-day programme is aimed at Senior Managers across all industries who are planning on/thinking of developing and introducing a Lean Thinking Culture within their organisation, and are unsure where or how to begin on this demanding journey.

TSW’s Senior Lean Manufacturing Consultant has gained his working knowledge in the development of Lean Manufacturing Principles over a twenty-five-year period, working across three continents on the development of Lean in both small, medium and multinational organisations.

This programme is based on the key concepts of introducing Lean Manufacturing Principles into an established organisation, guiding attendees through the fundamental building blocks of Lean, modular development stages and successful implementation.

What are the benefits of this course?

The benefits of introducing Lean Manufacturing Principles/Thinking to the workplace will differ in each organisation, but standard benefits will include: 

• Improved Customer Service; delivering exactly what the customer wants when they want it.

• Improved Productivity; improvements in throughput and value add per person.

• Quality; reductions in defects and rework.

• Innovation; staff are fully involved so improved morale and participation in the business

• Reduced Waste; Less transport, moving, waiting, space, and physical waste.

• Improved Lead Times; Business able to respond quicker, quicker set ups, fewer delays.

• Improved Stock Turns; Less work in progress and Inventory, so less capital tied up.

• All of the above have financial impacts on your business, as well as helping you become a business that can better react to and meet your customer’s needs.

Subject content covered in the course:

Introduction to the Principles of Lean Manufacturing 

An overview of the history of Lean Manufacturing

The five core principles of Lean

Lean characteristics

Value stream mapping

Identifying process waste


Strategic Planning

• Analysing current strategic plans

• Developing a strategic plan based on the A3 model

• Departmental roles and responsibilities

Setting up the Lean Development Team (Roles and Responsibilities)

• Senior Management Team (Enablers/Mentors)

• Management Team (Drivers)

• Workplace Champions (Facilitators)

• Workforce (Practitioners)

Pre-course preparation & assessment

There will be no pre-course preparation required however delegates are requested to complete a pre-course questionnaire that will be handed to the tutor before the first day of the course. This ensures that the course is delivered to the highest quality and is relevant to delegate’s needs and objectives.

In-company training

If you are representing a business this course can be run exclusively and tailored to suit your company’s specific learning requirements and organisational needs. Costs are dependant on number of days and bespoke content

If you have any questions or would like to book please contact: 01656 644 300 or

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