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Course Length: 3 Days
Prerequisites: None


Course Description

Participants in this fun and experiential Lean Manufacturing course learn the skills necessary to apply Lean problem solving and process efficiency concepts in the shop and backoffice. The class starts with participants walking into a room that is set up as a familiar environment in a fictitious plant. Each participant is assigned a job function and is an integral part of a muti-departmental value stream full of the time-consuming waste and other problems common to most shop floor. As usual, customers need the job procedure within an impossible time frame. Throughout the course, participants apply their own ideas based on class content to improve the value streams and environment resulting in breakthrough transformations. In addition, healthcare-relevant examples are presented and discussed throughout the course.


    Each day includes several content delivery methods to practice new Lean concepts and methods in a safe environment, including:
  • Exercises reinforcing methods and skills
  • An extensive 3-day multi-part simulation
  • Diagnostic sheets and exercises to be applied to your work space.


At the conclusion of this course, participants will have gained hands-on experience in solving problems and drastically reducing process inefficiencies common to most office environments and will be able to apply the skills in their own workplace immediately..


Topics covered in class are relevant to all levels of experience. Our instructors simplify complex topics and present them clearly and concisely. Case studies and in-class exercises allow the participant to combine and utilize concepts learned during the course.


Our Unique Approach to Six Sigma Training


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Course Goals

Understand the difference between the Lean philosophy and methodology and traditional manufacturing methods.
Learn the Lean definition of value and value streams.
Intimately understand the wastes on the floor.
Learn about using 5S.
Understand how to enable continuous flow.
Learn about employee and resource work leveling and balancing.
Understand concepts of workplace organization.
Explore organizational structure.
Use Lean metrics to monitor performance.
Learn about visual management.
Learn how to employ standard work and mistake proofing.
Discuss how to think about change within your own environment.

Who should take the Lean Manufacturing course?




This course is ideal for any employee of a manufacturing organization who desires to or is required to know about how the Lean philosophy, principles and tools within their environment.

Customized Courses


VRDS will customize any on-site course(s) to suit the unique business requirements of our clients. From the modification of standard curriculum to new course development, we will provide the education and training your organization needs to be more productive in today’s competitive environment.

Schedule and Location


This Six Sigma Certification course is taught on-demand at your facilities. If you do not have facilities that are suitable, VRDS can arrange facilities with the necessary equipment in the most convenient location for your participants. Contact us for more information about this course.

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