Lean tutorial: Learn how to apply lean thinking to your business

Lean thinking can bring significant benefits to your business. In this tutorial you will learn what lean thinking is and how to apply it to your business now. By doing the exercises you will learn how to identify current ‘wastes’ in your business and how you can fix them. The benefits to your business include improved quality, increased efficiency and better staff morale. So let’s get started.


1. What is lean thinking?

  • Introduction.
  • What does Lean thinking mean?
  • Where did it come from?

2. What is a value stream?

  • Understand what a value stream is.
  • Exercise in lean thinking.

3. The five fundamentals of lean

  • Lean what the five fundamentals of lean are.
  • The customer to cash loop explained.

5. Lean thinking waste walk-sheet

  • Complete the waste exercise
  • How to identify TIM WOODS in your business?

Related Downloads

Waste Walk Sheet (.xls)

Having watched these tutorials

  • Do you want to increase efficiency?
  • Do you want to improve your processes?
  • Do you want to be more competitive?

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