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Lean Leadership and Change

Modern Strategies for Achieving Success


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Developing and maintaining the competitive advantage is a constant challenge that organisations are facing in the current environment. This course is designed to focus on building the knowledge necessary for leaders to implement and sustain a Lean culture while assessing their need and capacity for change. It will provide delegates with the required tools to evaluate and change processes to enhance their organisational performance.

Who should attend

This practical and intensive course is designed for leaders, managers, operational professional and all those who are interested in creating greater efficiency within their company and leading others through the Lean process. It will also benefit individuals who are involved in process improvement.

10 days

London | £5750


Why Introduce Lean?

  • Identify and reduce waste – shorter lead times, lower costs
  • Improved profitability, process control and utilisation of resources
  • Companywide teamwork - breaking down functional barriers
  • Seven wastes of Lean Leadership

Introduction – Setting the Scene - “What Lean means for business”

  • Definitions – Jargon Busting
  • Breaking down functional barriers and ‘silo’ management structures

Lean tools – An overview – Looking at these Tools and the Impact they have

  • 7 Wastes, 5S and visual factory, Kanban, Cellular manufacturing, Zero Quality Control, Source Inspection & Poka Yoke, Jidoka
  • Single Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED), Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
  • Lean office, value stream mapping

People – “Winning the Hearts and Minds”

  • How to create a lean environment from disorder and chaos
  • Gemba and sensei Walks
  • Responsibility, accountability and ownership - 10 lean doctrines

How to Build a Lean Culture by Utilising Self-managing, Empowered Teams

  • Initiating Kaizen and Kaikaku (Kaizen Blitz) activities - making it work for your business
  • Utilising alliances with third parties

Identifying the Need for Change

  • The marketplace and its demands
  • Competition’s effect on your sector of the marketplace
  • Company purpose, strategy and capacity for change

Managing and Leading Change

  • Recognising the impact and pressure external changes have on internal pressures
  • Recognising the stages of change
  • Appreciating the significance of corporate culture in implementing change
  • Anticipating where change may be resisted and assessing ways of overcoming barriers

Creating People-Centred Processes

  • Balanced Scorecard
  • Aligning services with customer needs

Aligning Business Processes to Change

  • Analysing and evaluating the effectiveness of current processes
  • BPM life-cycle: design, modelling, execution, monitoring and optimisation
  • Dividing the business into processes instead of functions

Financial Awareness and Value Analysis

  • Clarifying the language of finance
  • Budgeting, forecasting and profitability analysis
  • Accountancy support for management decision making
  • Defining value from the customer and organisational perspective
  • Optimizing value adding activities

At the end of the course delegates will be able to:

  • Appreciate the lean tools available to their business
  • Recognise ‘waste’ and non-value added activities throughout their organisations processes and their leadership practices.
  • Generate diagnostic value stream maps of their own processes
  • Appreciate standardised work plays in an organisation
  • Create and then sustain a lean programme
  • Business process mapping
  • Determine competitiveness through benchmarking
  • Carry out business process analysis and evaluation
  • Use influence to gain buy-in
  • Develop and implement effective business processes
  • Financial Awareness for Managers
  • Leadership
  • Lean Leadership
  • Managing Change

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