This classroom-based course is aimed at managers seeking a broad introduction to Lean. It covers a wide range of topics, similar to the MSc in Lean Enterprise but in less depth and without the hands-on aspects. The course is one of width rather than depth, although some important topics will be explored in depth.
This course is relevant for managers having little or no knowledge of Lean but an interest in applying Lean Principles to their work, be it in manufacturing or service, or practitioners requiring an update of the significant advances in recent years.
The course provides a foundation for people not wishing to progress to the MSc in Lean Enterprise or the MSc in Structured Innovation at Buckingham.
Attendees will hear a wide range of approaches to Lean covering Principles, systems and tools and including aspects of Agile, Lean Start-up and Design Thinking.
Successful attendees will gain a good appreciation of the many facets that constitute contemporary Lean Thinking. They will be able to make good judgements with respect to dealing with managers, operators and consultants. In particular they will be able to distinguish between good managers and consultants in the Lean area as opposed to persons with ‘pseudo’ knowledge of the area.
There will be several simulations, case studies, exercises and video clips built into the course.
Delegates will receive two books upon completion of the course (included in the fee):
- The 5th (new) edition of The Lean Toolbox, published January 2016
- The Service Systems Toolbox
Monday – Thursday: 9:00-16:30
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