Initial Lean Supply Chain – Leadership

Course Description:

Students completing the Initial Lean Supply Chain – Leadership course will learn the organizational, leadership and human systems that are necessary to build a lean culture.

Students will Learn:

  • How successful lean businesses deploy Steering Committees, Lean Champions, and Shop Floor Lean Organization Structures
  • The importance of a structured Lean Policy Deployment methodology to ensure all levels of the organization understand and support the leadership vision and goals

Course Modules:

Module 1 – Human Systems and Lean Training

  • Learning Objective: Assess how HR fits into lean organization, how HR performs its role and how an HR organization functions, identify the support that HR provides and the importance and significance of training in a lean organization, and explain how the development of internal lean trainers can support future lean implementation.

Module 2 – Lean Leadership

  • Learning Objective: Identify and define the different components and terms of Lean Management and describe how to achieve them.

Module 3 – Policy Deployment and Coaching

  • Learning Objective: Define Policy Deployment, differentiate between Policy Deployment and Master Schedule, and describe the concept for becoming a lean organization. Explain the definition and purpose of coaching and how to develop a coach, assess how to implement leadership in various situations and how to prepare Plant leadership for success in lean implementation.

Module 4 – Employee Involvement and Job Instruction Training

  • Learning Objective: Explain the purpose of a suggestion system, define what Quality Circles (QC) are and who is responsible for the success of an organization, analyze the results of QC’s from several companies and industries, identify the 4 steps for Job Instruction Training (JIT), cover a job breakdown, and construct several techniques for conducting a good JIT.

Module 5 – Front Line Supervision and Safety & Ergonomics

  • Learning Objective: Assess how to maintain shop floor control and define the responsibilities before, during, and after a shift, identify the importance of a Safety Training Program and describe how to protect workers from hand, feet, body, and hearing injuries, explain the purpose of ergonomics, the role of Ergonomic Teams, and the risk factors of ergonomics, list the key aspects of Human Systems, summarize the key lessons discussed in the Lean Leadership course, and evaluate the benefits of implementing the Lean Leadership model.

Recommended Background:

  • Professionals including graduate students currently working in management
  • Professionals including graduate students looking to transition into a management role 

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