Lean Thinking course

A Lean Thinking Professional has extensive knowledge of Lean Management methodologies and tools. A Lean Thinking Professional is able to create process speed by reducing waste. In essence, the strength of a Lean Thinking professional lies in mobilising the “common sense” of your organisation.

Course overview

In 2 days you will learn how to apply Lean tools within optimisation programmes. You will also learn the 5 Lean principles of Womack as first developed by IMVP to understand the broader Lean Philosophy. The Lean training is based on Womack’s “Lean Roadmap”.

We provide our Lean Thinking course as a classroom training (2 days). 

Upon completion, you will be able to:

  • Reduce process lead times
  • Analyse a process using Lean Tools
  • Identify and resolve 7 types of waste
  • Eliminate non-value adding activities
  • Reduce inventory
  • Apply tools such as Visual Management, 5S and Poka Yoke
  • Apply the Lean philosophy within your daily work
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Lean Thinking

  • Lean philosophy, history and background
  • Theory of Constraints
  • Lean Roadmap
  • Analyse customer value add
  • Business value add and non value add
  • The 7 + 1 types of waste
  • Value stream mapping
  • Flow
  • Line balancing & Takt time
  • Pull and Little’s law
  • Kanban, safety stock and replenishment pull
  • Poka Yoke
  • 5S and Visual Management
  • SMED and setup reduction
  • 5 times Why
  • Kaizen
  • A3 management


On the last day of the course there will be a written exam. You will be able to apply the Lean tools directly after the training. 

Upon passing the exam, you will be awarded the Lean Thinking certificate.

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Lean Thinking, Classroom, 2 days



  • Course material (slide pack and handbook)
  • Lunch and refreshments
  • Exam ( 2 re-exams, if required)
  • Certification


Dates and registration

Courses are from 9 am to 5 pm. 

Dates upcoming Lean Thinking courses

2016, Course 1 – Fully Booked
May 23 and 24

2016, Course 2 – last 10 seats available
September 12 and 13