Lean White Belt

This program offers an introduction to Lean principles including defining value from the customer perspective, the identification and classification of waste, the concepts of “pull”, flow, and just in time. Students will learn how to write effective problem statements, be effective members of “kaizen” rapid improvement teams, participate in team “huddles” and appreciate the importance of workplace organization tools and techniques; 5S/6S, visual workplace, and standard work. Upon successful completion, participants will be able to: Describe and apply five key Lean principles to the workplace. Identify the eight wastes that contribute to non-value added activities in a value stream. Write and effective problem statement using the 5W2H structure Explain the importance of Lean “Huddles” in creating and sustaining a continuous improvement culture that keeps team members informed and accountable. Explain the “kaizen” method for rapidly solving problems over a short timeframe. Apply 5S/6S methods to enable greater workplace efficiency and safety Explain the importance of the visual workplace, including methods and techniques to enable a work environment to become self-ordering, self-explaining, self-regulating and self-improving. Articulate the principles of standard work, its importance and its key components, including takt time and task sequencing.