Producer: Virtual College Ltd

Duration: 2 hours.
This product is an online product and is a single-user, 1-year licence.
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CPD Certified - on average contributes 3 hours towards your CPD.

Lean is often described as an approach for providing products or services that a customer requires on-time, of the right quality, at the right price, in the right amount, whilst meeting budgetary constraints and continually reducing costs.

This module will help learners to understand the concept of ‘lean’ and what can be achieved by adopting a ‘lean’ approach. It also provides sources of support and advice on how to help establish the principles within their organisation.

The content of this course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines.

This course is aimed at managers/leaders within an organisation wishing to reduce waste and improve productivity.

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

This product allows the student to print a certificate from the course on sucessful completion.

The recommended settings to run this course are:

- Minimum Internet Explorer 6/Netscape Navigator 7
- Flash enabled – Minimum V6
- Popup windows enabled
- Minimum Windows 2000 Operating System
- Silverlight may also need to be installed for some courses
- Most ECDL courses will require a download of the ActivX component from within the course


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This course covers the following topics:

- An Introduction to Lean – what is waste and what are the lean principles
- A Few Questions Answered – the lean journey, implementation and training
- How do you start? – support and advice on how to implement the lean principles within your organisation
- Summary


On completing this module, learners will:

- Know that whilst there are many types of constraint which may prevent businesses from achieving their full potential, ‘lean’ deals with two in particular – the elimination of waste and the empowerment of the individual
- Be aware of the key steps in the ‘lean journey’
- Have gained a broad understanding of the key questions companies need to ask when considering implementing Lean
- Be aware of what options are open to you on how to start implementing Lean

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