Much of Lean is common sense – and LeanSkills is working to make it more common!
Mapping out what is value and what is waste is essential in these crisis times; eliminating waste can reduce your carbon footprint and improve your balance sheet; analysing the root cause of down-time and minimising time wasting can add dollars to your bottom line.
Many people have heard of Lean tools such as Six Sigma, Value Stream Mapping, 5S, Just in Time, Kanban, Poka Yoka, Heijunka and Kaizen. But many are also discouraged by the jargon, confused by the Japanese phrases and intimidated by the statistical focus and ‘black belts’ of Six Sigma.
The LeanSkills Essentials for Managers will help cut through all these barriers. It provides a no-nonsense review of the Lean tools and where and when to use them. It also takes a practical approach to developing a Lean strategy – selecting the right tools, making the business case, providing leadership and generating team buy in to the Lean culture change.
See the Seminar Program page for more information.
Value stream mapping (also called value chain mapping) is a powerful tool to allow you to identify all the steps in your process and determine how much value, and how much waste (muda) it is adding to your product.
Looking at the ‘seven deadly wastes’ improves your capacity to deliver what your customer values and is prepared to pay for with less investment in things which the customer does not value. This allows you to trim price, increase margins or both!
The LeanSkills intensive will give you the skills to identify what really goes on and how much it is really costing.