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Lean Practitioner - Body of Knowledge


  • Lean Organization Structure

Principles of Lean Improvement

  • Specify Value
  • Process Focus 
  • Identification & Elimination of Barriers to flow
  • 7 Wastes (Muda), Fluctuation (Mura), and Overburden (Muri)
  • Make end-to-end flow visible
  • Manage the flow visually
  • Implement pull
  • Work to perfection

Lean Improvement Systems

  • Lean Improvement Process Methodology - PDCA & DMAIC
  • A3 storyboards
  • Continuous Improvement (Kaizen)

Root Causes Identification Methodologies 

  • Data Collection and Presentation - Histograms, Pareto Charts, Check Sheets 
  • Process Mapping & Value Stream Mapping
  • Cause & Effect Diagrams (Fishbone)
  • 5-whys

Basic Lean Improvement Tools

  • Identifying value added/non-value added work
  • Identify waste
  • Cells, one-piece flow
  • Customer Demand Pace (Takt Time)
  • Mistake proofing (poka-yoke)
  • Pull systems (kanban)  
  • Visual Workplace - 5S standards and discipline
  • Standard Work


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