If you’re thinking of participating in a lean seminar or training course with a view to implementing lean principles into your own organization or maybe a client company, you will have questions. Here are some answers to typical questions that come up!
Where does any business start the process?
An organization needs to start by identifying where the problem areas exist within their business processes. There is usually more than one problem area, there could be several. These problem areas are stopping the organization from achieving its business goals and objectives.
What does a business need to do?
An organization needs to prioritize these problem areas. Next, they must define and identify the activities in the current process . Once the current process has been identified and defined, a company can determine the root causes of the problem and find solutions to eliminate them.
How does a business do it?
An organization will define their current process using a team of employees who have been trained to use Lean tools. Value Stream Mapping is an excellent techniques for identifying the activities in a current process. Once the current state has been defined and the waste identified, the team will be able to develop a future state. Next, they will develop an implementation plan to manage the action items and execute the plan.
Develop a Training & Implementation Model
The best method for training and implementing lean principles into any organization is to follow a tried and tested methodology. Chris Turner designed and developed the 10 Step Training and Implementation Model. He realized after the initial meeting with many of his clients that they were overwhelmed and confused about four specific issues:
- What resources were required to begin their lean implementation process?
- Which area of their organization should they begin to implement lean principles?
- Which tools/techniques would they use to improve their processes?
- Where would they be able to access the best lean training?
Chris Turner took these four issues and went on to design and develop the 10 Step Training and Implementation Model. He created the 10 Step Model based on his own experiences working with client organizations who had successfully implemented lean principles. After analyzing these successful projects, he recognized a specific pattern of behavior in the choice and application of lean tools and techniques.
10 Step Training and Implementation Model:
Step 01 – Strategy Deployment
Step 02 – Value Stream Mapping
Step 03 – Workplace Organization
Step 04 – Improve Process Flow
Step 05 – Reduce Process Downtime
Step 06 – Implement a Pu System
Step 07 – Balance the Workload
Step 08 – Develop Standard Work
Step 09 – Continuous Process Improvement
Step 10 – Lean Supply Chain
Be sure to check out the short video about the 10 Step Training and Implementation Model in the right hand sidebar—–>