TRAINING & WORKSHOPS: LEAN THINKING
Lean Facilitator Program (12 months)
To create a true lean transformation of your business,
Lean Thinking must be deployed broadly, deeply and consistently.
Developing the skills and experience necessary to create
this transformation eludes many companies. This can
lead to slowed deployment, false starts, and missteps.
The Lean Facilitator Program is designed to develop
your organization’s “internal lean consultants”
and the training and experience necessary to start your
company on the road to true lean performance. This comprehensive
training package includes a full day of instruction
devoted to each program topic, on-site implementation
coaching and individualized support. The course design
nominally includes a capstone design project, which
demonstrates participants’ understanding of the
tools introduced in the course. Program content can
be modified to suit specific organizational requirements.
- Leading Change
Identification and Lean Deployment Strategy
- Overview of Lean
- Value Stream Mapping
- 5S and Visual Management
- Kanban Pull Systems
- Lean Supply Chain
- Cellular Production
- Setup Reduction
- Total Productive
- Planning and Implementing
Kaizen Improvement Events
- Value Stream and
- Meeting and Presentation
- Leadership and Team
- Six Sigma Fundamentals
Target Audience and Outcomes:
The Lean Facilitator Program is targeted toward organizations
who are clearly dedicated to large-scale organizational
change using lean tools and techniques. Participants
should possess the attributes and skills that will enhance
their ability to communicate, plan, persuade, manage,
and lead. At the conclusion of this comprehensive program,
participants will be able to plan and lead lean deployment
at the value stream and systems level.
The Lean Facilitator Program is nominally a year-long
program during which participants devote three to four
days a month in classroom training, and a significant
fraction of their time to application of lean techniques.
Neovista has trained over three dozen candidates through
the Lean Facilitator Program. Neovista has provided
the Maryland World Class Manufacturing Consortium with
a version of the program that has proven highly popular
and successful. See a brochure of their program here.
A specially-designed accelerated program can compress
all sessions into a four-week, academic-only package.