This highly interactive 1 day internationally recognised training program is designed for those people who require a basic understanding of the techniques and principles of Lean. We do not touch on heavy statistical analysis during Lean Foundation or Practitioner program. Please see Lean 6 Sigma Programs.


1 Days, 9.00-16.00

Who should attend?

Lean is used across all sectors and all different sizes of business.

  • Manufacturing
  • Health Services
  • Financial Services
  • Retail
  • Government Services
  • Education
  • Oil and Gas Services
  • Logistics and Supply Chain Services

Lean Foundation is the first step to becoming a ‘Practitioner’ and is the beginning of the journey of behavioural and cultural change. All employees can benefit from this course enabling them to understand the methodologies and assist those who are involved in process improvement activities.

Course objectives

This course is for those businesses who feel they do not want or need to use heavy statistical analysis. Lean provides an understanding of a proven approach for the positive transformation of any organization by using the principles, methods, tools, and techniques to improve the key processes that make up the organization. The course is intended for the delegates to ‘think differently’ during their working day to work smarter, not harder.

Lean specifically offers the following benefits:

  • Improved Quality of products and services
  • Improves efficiency
  • Improved delivery times
  • Reduced waiting times
  • Reduced costs
  • Improved customer satisfaction
  • Improved employee morale

Course content

  • Lean basics – The principles
  • Lean tools - 5s, Waste, Single piece flow, Process levelling, Standardization
  • Process Stapling – Process Flow
  • Voice of the customer and Critical to Quality
  • Kaizen Activities / Mistake Proofing / Quick Change Over (SMED)
  • Just in Time
  • Total Productive Maintenance
  • Problem Solving

What are the benefits

There is no examination during this course, as the delegates are fully engaged throughout the day. At the end of the course, they will be equipped with the knowledge required to understand basic process improvement techniques, their benefits and some of the terminology used in readiness to assist their co-workers. Participation is the only requirement.

In-House Courses

Offering better value for money, they can be designed to closely match your specific requirements.

Style of Delivery and Course Leaders

This course is delivered in partnership with Lean 6 Services. Our course leaders have extensive industrial experience. They are qualified and experienced Process / Operational Managers with extensive practical management experience across a wide range of sectors including manufacturing, finance, pharmaceuticals, local and national government. We have extensive experience working across cultural boundaries, through our work in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas


Delegates successfully completing the course will be awarded an ILSSI (International Lean Six Sigma Institute) Accredited training certificate.

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