Using Lean to Perfect Organizational Processes

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Regardless of the industry or sector you're involved in, it's likely that your organization has several competitors offering similar products or services. With so much choice available, consumers are increasingly looking for products or services that offer them the most value, and that can be delivered in the most efficient manner. To meet this demand, organizations must perfect their processes and operations management. This course introduces powerful Lean tools, such as 5S, jidoka, and Hoshin Kanri, for optimizing perfection and quality in a manufacturing or service organization. They'll help you organize workplaces, meet strategic objectives, problem solve, enhance operations, improve processes and efficiency, and reduce waste.


  • Match the steps in the 5s process to the activities they involve
    Match steps in the pdca cycle to actions that would be carried out at each step
    Match the strategies for using hoshin kanri to the stages of a project
  • Sequence examples of activities that occur during the jidoka process
    Identify success factors for implementing the principles of standard work
    Match different waste types with standard work strategies for eliminating waste


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    In this course, you'll discover how to perfect operations and product quality. You'll also discover how to use 5S and Hoshin Kanri to organize workplaces and meet strategic objectives. Finally, you'll learn about jidoka, standard work, and how to solve problems with it. FREE ACCESS
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    By tackling a disordered workspace, you can put it in order using a Japanese five-step process known as 5S. In this video, you'll learn the steps of the 5S process for workplace organization. FREE ACCESS
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    3.  Hoshin Kanri and the PDCA Cycle
    2m 54s
    Hoshin Kanri is a methodology for setting and managing strategic direction. It maps to the various stages of the PDCA cycle. In this video, you'll learn about the key concepts that make up Hoshin Kanri. FREE ACCESS
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    4.  Hoshin Kanri Strategies and Project Stages
    3m 45s
    Successful Hoshin Kanri initiatives are implemented using a cycle of planning, execution, and reflection. In this video, you will learn the stages of Hoshin Kanri initiatives. FREE ACCESS
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    5.  Using Jidoka to Solve Problems
    3m 17s
    It's important to react if you spot a defect or problem with something you're working on. If you're following Lean principles, you can use jidoka – a four-step process for problem solving. FREE ACCESS
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    6.  Using Standard Work to Optimize Processes
    2m 44s
    Standard work enhances efficiency by keeping processes consistent so outcomes are always the same. In this video, you will learn about the operational strengths of your organization. You will also discover how to standardize work to ensure consistent excellence. FREE ACCESS
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    7.  Standard Work Strategies for Eliminating Waste
    3m 28s
    Standard work strategies for eliminating waste help organizations optimize their efficiency. FREE ACCESS


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