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Allowing the employee
to assume responsibility

“If you help yourself, God will help you.”
(popular saying)

The term “Lean Manufacturing” was first coined in 1990 by three researchers from MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), Womack, Jones und Roos. They introduced the TPS to the western world in their book “The machine that changed the world”.

Lean Manufacturing is based on the following 5 principles:
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Efficient use of resources
  • Elimination of waste
  • Continuous improvement

Improving on the traditional, westernized concept of mass production, Lean Manufacturing puts the responsibility of individuals back at top of the agenda.

To put it simply, Lean is more a way of thinking than a toolbox. It looks at business processes in the same manner, be they in production, administration or any other area possessing customer / supplier relationships (both internal and external).
The key is in utilizing the customers’ point of view as a means to identify and eliminate waste. Waste, from a Lean perspective, is all activities that do not add value to a product or service from the customers’ perspective. As soon as the waste has been identified in the so-called “current state”, an approach is defined which will lead to a “future state” free of waste. The approach defined to achieve this must take into consideration the effects that it can have on the entire system.

Lean Manufacturing to secure your location

“You are responsible for the defence of your own castle!” (Toyota)

Internal and external circumstances give rise to various market situations, including:
  • Companies coming under increasing pricing pressures
  • Product life cycles being shortened
  • The complexity of manufacturing increasing
  • Cost-cutting programmes being introduced
  • Finding managers who are capable of dealing with these situations becomes increasingly difficult.
Lean Manufacturing offers an approach by which means solutions can be found for these new and tremendous challenges. It can introduce positive changes through the implementation of a “lean production” and thus secure a plant’s future. Focusing on zero PPM, zero finished goods inventory and lead times according to the customers’ requirements, will reduce production costs and permit significant growth.


Training spectrum overview

Lean Basic
This course transmits the essence of the Toyota Production System and the basic Lean Manufacturing tools.

Lean Professional
This Training leads to a full time Kaizen Manager position with knowledge of advanced Lean Manufacturing tools.


Lean Executive
This training is aimed at change managers in a position to initiate and support business transformations in line with the principles of the TPS.

Lean Focus
Specific topics such as Toyota’s Production Preparation Process (3P), SMED, FMEA, Kanban, Hoshin Kanri strategy-training, Hancho (team leader) etc., in a one-week intensive course in your factory and based on practical on-site examples.

In preparation:
Lean Master trainer.

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