Suppose a friend told you that it was more efficient to put on your shoes before your pants when getting dressed. What is the logic behind taking an action that seems so counterintuitive? You probably wouldn't implement this new methodology without a thorough explanation of its origin and logic, right? Some of the lean manufacturing suggestions may also strike you as counterintuitive. That's because Lean Manufacturing is more than a concept, it is a philosophy based on definitions, vocabulary, and principles that may be foreign to you. In this course, you'll receive an explanation of lean manufacturing logic and learn about its evolution, definition, philosophy, and critical principles. In Lesson 1 you'll uncover what lean is and what it isn't, how it came to be, and what foundational premises exist. In Lesson 2 you'll examine the lean principles of value, flow, pull, and perfection that must be applied to any lean undertaking.
Senior and mid-level managers who are considering, or who have begun, implementing the lean manufacturing approach in their own organizations