Lean Thinking and Lean Tools Course


 Management / University of Galway CPD / 1266 views

This Lean Management course from University of Galway take the students through the history and development of Lean thinking; explores Lean principles including Value & Waste; and explains several of the main Lean tools & techniques.

The course provides an overview of the Toyota Production System (TPS) and the 5 Lean Principles. Learners examine the main components of the TPS system including Just-in-Time (JIT) and cellular manufacturing. Also covers the main lean tools including Value Stream Mapping, 5S, Kaizen, and Standard Work. The principles behind each of the tools and the various elements involved in effectively using these tools is discussed.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe lean principles and their application in organisations
  • State the tools and techniques included in the lean toolbox
  • Set out the circumstances in which the different lean tools apply and how they are used
  • Provide details of the Toyota Production System (TPS) and the 5 Lean Principles
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