Lean Approach to Optimize Productivity and Efficiency


Course introduction

The concept of Lean Management is a quantum leap in the advancement of organisational efficiency. The results include process improvement, better utilization of resources which are in alignment with organisational vision and objectives, better cost management, and enhanced productivity and competitiveness.
The pace and complexity of competition due to such common themes as globalisation, Information Technology and Internet revolution are so relentless – and will become even more so – that organisation finds it tough to maintain its edge without sustained and continuous improvement effort.

Course Benefits

Upon completion of this workshop, participants will be able to;

  • Understand the concepts and implementation of Lean Organisation, and using Lean to improve processes
  • Have sound knowledge on Poka Yoke (mistake proofing)
  • Enhance awareness of wastes reduction
  • Play constructive roles in supporting improvement
  • Link productivity to wastes in the organisation
  • Improve current processes to a more optimum level
  • Achieve a practical connection between Vision and Reality

Target Audience

Managers, officers, executives, and operatives personnel from all industries and those who wish to improve their understanding and skills in relation to the application of lean management leading to process and productivity improvement.

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Lean

  • What is Lean Concept?
  • 3 key Pillars of Lean
  • Benefits of Being Lean
Module 2: Organisational “Wastes” and How they hinder productivity
  • Relationship between waste and productivity
  • Enhancing productivity with the Lean concept
  • Requirements for implementation
  • Case Study
Module 3: Performance and Skills: Closing these gaps
  • Looking at performance differently: case commentary on “efficiency”
  • Avoiding “busy bees, no honey” syndrome
  • Skills matrix: what are the gaps?
  • Case: From Vision to practicality
Module 4: Your Value Stream: Processes revisit
  • Definition of value-add activities, tasks, and jobs
  • Examples of processes that are wasteful
  • Workshop on the depth of each wasteful activity
  • Your processes revisit: critique and commentary
  • Workshop: What new/revised processes are necessary?
Module 5: Poke-Yoke or Mistake Proofing
  • Introduction and picture/video comments
  • Examples of devices
  • The 4 levels of effectiveness
  • Case discussion
Module 6: The Roles of Management and Staff
  • Types of Leadership Styles supporting improvement
  • Techniques for Managing Change: there CANNOT be improvement without change
  • Applying these on the change facing organisation
  • Identify wastes in your area
  • Key Tools
  • Compile results and/or key learning

Available Course Sessions

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Trainer Profile

Andrew Cheah

All of our Associate Trainers offer our high level of service therefore are subject to regular peer assessments and interview prior to joining our Institute. They must all be qualified and have relevant experience to an agreed level and are subjected to continual audit and evaluation. Strict internal assessment is implemented as an integral part of our quality control mechanism.