Lean Thinking - Advanced Level (LT-A1)

Lean Thinking – Advanced Level (LT-A1)


Description of Course

The Lean Thinking Advanced Course (LT-A1) explores the history of and the different concepts of the Toyota Production System (TPS) and the Toyota Way. Participants will also be introduced to standard lean tools and metrics and will become familiar with Ji Kotei Kanketsu (JKK), A3 Problem Solving (TBP), and On the Job Development (OJD).

Duration of Training

The Lean Thinking (LT-A1) advanced course requires 16 hours of training and can be taken as a two-day in-person training session, an online live virtual class, or as an asynchronous self-paced online training using The Flow System’s learning management system (LMS). This course can be taught publicly or privately to any organization.

Participants must complete the training before receiving a code allowing them to take the Lean Thinking (LT-A1) advanced level assessment for accreditation. The fee for the assessment is included in the course fee for training attendees.

Participants who attend the training will have two attempts at the Lean Thinking (LT-A1) advanced level assessment. Participants who wish to forgo the training and jump straight to the assessment may do so but must first buy a code and will only have one attempt as opposed to two for people taking the training. You can buy a code below by clicking Take Assessment.

Objectives of Course

This course is an advanced course in which participants should have an understanding of The Flow System Foundations (FS-1) and must have successfully completed the Foundations assessment. After successfully completing this course participants should be able to:

  • Describe the origins of lean thinking.
  • Identify the history and development of the Toyota Production System (TPS) and the Toyota Way.
  • Describe the components of TPS:
    • Jidoka
    • Just in Time (JIT)
    • Customer First
    • Respect for Humanity
    • Eliminate Waste
  • Describe the components of the Toyota Way:
    • Continuous Improvement
    • Respect for People
    • Genchi Genbutsu
    • Kaizen
    • Challenge
    • Respect
    • Teamwork
  • Describe PDCA and its components and uses.
  • Create and use a Value Stream Map (VSM).
  • Explain batching vs one-piece flow.
  • Measure flow in a system.
  • Explain and apply 4S/5S.
  • Explain and apply the 4 types of Mieruka.
  • Understand the basics of Queuing Theory.
  • Design an effective team.

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