Online Class: Lean Management

This Lean Management course offers a practical introduction to lean management principles and techniques that you can immediately implement in your organization to make it more efficient and profitable.

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Course Description

This Lean Management course offers a practical introduction to lean management principles and techniques. This course is tailored to help students implement lean manufacturing in business environments to improve productivity, business resilience, and to reduce waste. In particular, this course...

·    Offers an overview of lean manufacturing techniques and initial advice on how to implement them in a business context.

·    Offers enough knowledge on lean management so that managers can make fully informed decisions about whether or not to adopt lean management, what lean techniques and tools are relevant to their particular environments, and the additional steps that might be necessary to implement lean management in their specific environment.

·    Presents a set of core lean management principles, tools, and techniques that are relevant to most manufacturing and service business models. Students, however, may note that some principles are more relevant to their particular form of business than others – this class offers the means for managers to select the principles and tools they wish to apply.

Target Audience
This course is designed for service, retail, office, public organization, and all members of staff in manufacturing firms, regardless of whether they are in managerial or non-managerial functions. Students pursuing a course in processing engineering and/or business studies will find this course useful as well.  
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  • Self-Paced
  • Printable Lessons
  • Full HD Video  
  • 6 Months to Complete
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  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
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Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
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Lesson 1: Introduction to Lean Management: Lean Philosophy and Principles

Lean management is defined as a set of tools, principles, and production techniques that help in identification and elimination of waste through continuous improvements of the production process. Additional lesson topics: The Toyota Way: Several Management Principles from the World's Greatest Manufacturer; The Lean Turnaround: How Business Leaders Use Lean Principles to Create Value and Transform Their Company; Lean Management 11 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete Assignment: Why this Course?
  • Assessment: Exam 1

Lesson 2: The Concept of Lean Thinking

Lean thinking can be defined as a business plan that aims to offer a new and more effective way of thinking about how to plan business resources (human activities and capital) with the primary goal of delivering maximum value to clients and benefits to society. Additional lesson topics: LEAN LESSON ON THE DEADLY WASTES; Introduction to Lean Management; How to Calculate OEE with John Kravontka, Fuss and O'Neill Manufacturing Solutions; TAKT TIME: How to Calculate Takt Time Tutorial; Lean Philosophy Section 01: Introduction to Lean Thinking 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video
  • Assessment: Exam 2

Lesson 3: Identifying Waste in the Production Process

Standardizing the workplace ensures workspaces are well-organized, such that all forms of inefficiencies, waste, and clutter are identified as early as possible. Additional lesson topics: Learn What 5S is All About and Why It's So Much More Than A Housekeeping Initiative 8 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Assessment: Exam 3

Lesson 4: Value Stream Mapping

Value stream mapping is a visual tool that aids businesses to plot all the tasks needed to receive an order from the client and satisfy it. Additional lesson topics: Learn How Value Stream Mapping Applies to Any Industry or Process; Ses. 1-6: Value Stream Mapping Basics; Value Stream Mapping; The Several Steps of Value Stream Mapping ?Excel Template Practice? Lean Six Sigma ; Value Stream Mapping Example 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Assessment: Exam 4

Lesson 5: Lean Management: Applying Waste Elimination Practices

In this lesson, we will look at lean production practices that can be implemented within an organization’s current operations system to eradicate these activities. Additional lesson topics: What is Visual Management?; Learn What Total Productive Maintenance TPM is in this Overview Video; Basic Tools in Quality Control 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Assessment: Exam 5

Lesson 6: Rethinking Production Flow (Lean Technique)

In this lesson, we will look at a more challenging concept of lean management that, if applied, can transform an organization from a demand push production model to demand pull production, where the organization is only manufacturing products at the rate consumers are demanding them. Additional lesson topics: What Does Kaizen and Emptying a Dishwasher Have in Common? Watch this Video to Learn!; Production leveling; Lean, Kaizen, and Continuous Improvement; Lean Simulation: Takt Time and Line Balancing Takt – Sign; Heijunka: Leveling Volume and Mix of Work 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Assessment: Exam 6

Lesson 7: Error Proofing

The objective of error-proofing is to prevent a defect from arising and if it is not possible, to detect the defect whenever it occurs. Additional lesson topics: Mistake Proofing: Achieving Zero Defects; Lean Healthcare 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Assessment: Exam 7

Lesson 8: Push and Pull Systems in Lean Manufacturing

Traditional manufacturing (push systems) focuses on using information about supplies, production and customers to manage materials flow. Additional lesson topics: Lean Pull vs Push; Pull vs Push a short animated explanation; Lean Simulation: Push vs Pull with Kanban – Manufacturing 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 8 Video
  • Assessment: Exam 8

Lesson 9: Lean Management and Lean Inventory Management

Lean inventory and supply chain management allows small, medium, and large organizations to improve efficiency and boost profits. Additional lesson topics: LeanStock Inventory Management; Richart Distributors uses xTuple MRP for Lean Inventory Management 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 9 Video
  • Assessment: Exam 9

Lesson 10: Total Productive Maintenance

Total productive maintenance (TPM) refers to a holistic approach to production equipment maintenance that endeavors to attain perfect production. Additional lesson topics: TPM – Introduction to Total Productive Maintenance; Learn What Total Productive Maintenance TPM is in this Overview Video; Total Productive Maintenance TPM 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 10 Video
  • Assessment: Exam 10

Lesson 11: Lean Leadership

There is often a missing link in many lean organizations that is the set of leadership structures and behaviors that constitute a lean management system. Additional lesson topics: Lean Leadership Standard Work; Lean Management; Lean Leadership Webinar with Robert Martichenko and Walt Miller 10 Total Points
  • Lesson 11 Video
  • Assessment: Exam 11

Lesson 12: The Organization that Renews Itself

Lean principles are mainly applied in operations to eliminate waste, but they also can be applied at managerial level to help the entire organization improve effectiveness and efficiency of its operations. 64 Total Points
  • Lesson 12 Video
  • Lesson discussions: End of Course Poll; Course Comments; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Assessment: Exam 12
  • Assessment: The Final Exam
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Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define what Lean Management is and why its important to learn.
  • Describe the concept of Lean Thinking.
  • Identify identifying waste in the production process.
  • Define Value Stream Mapping.
  • Recognize error proofing.
  • Describe push and pull systems in lean manufacturing.
  • Summarize Lean Management and Lean Inventory Management.
  • Define Total Productive Maintenance.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

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Course Title: Lean Management
Course Number: 9770445
Lessons Rating: 4.7 / 5 Stars (646 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Texas.
Last Updated: February 2023
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
CEU Value: 0.7 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Fee: $95.00 U.S. dollars

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Student Testimonials

  • "The course was much better than I expected. It was very helpful to my present job search in providing method to gather information, foster improvement and be an agent of change in a manner that empowers others." -- Victor R.
  • "This course has been, and will continue to be, extremely helpful. Although not everyone will need to be experts or certified in Lean, everyone can learn from this process and effectively apply it, with few exceptions, in any business." -- John F.
  • "I found this course to be very helpful, and was very happy to realize my company has embarked on this journey of improvement. I can see the value in 'Lean Management' practices, and have a clearer understanding of how I can participate in my company's future success. Well worth the time and effort to take this class!" -- Greg H.
  • "Wow, I really learned a lot about how to re-structure the way I delegate work and following up with employees. Thanks for the great course!" -- Jim B.
  • "This course was pretty well involved. I can tell I learned a good deal of new techniques, but more importantly a better mindset for operating a business that would ultimately deliver more value to the customer and myself. Overall this course is very good for anyone learning Lean Practices. I recommended the course to others at my work." -- Matthew H.
  • "This course was very challenging but I learned a lot!" -- Alexander H.
  • "This course hit all the high points to properly teach me all the LEAN principals." -- James R.
  • "This was very informative. I look forward to using what I learned to my tasks at work." -- Desmond M.
  • "Great course. I learned a lot." -- Robert C.
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