Lean Simulation Training

Our Lean Simulation Training provides a method of imparting the knowledge of Lean to the staff in your company. The simulation is engaging and fully interactive and enables the staff to see the benefits of Lean through first hand experience.  These sessions are run in-house and are designed to be run with a complete team.  In the sessions we have run, the simulation based training has been well received and teaches the counter-intuitive ideas of Lean through practical application.  The majority of Lean training available in the marketplace is expensive and is focused on training management on the principles of Lean, however the key to Lean success is to not only having management understand and be behind Lean, but for the staff, the ones actually doing the work to understand Lean and to be behind the implementation of it.  This is why we have developed this Lean simulation training, as it can give a good overview of Lean in a short period of time and generates excellent buy-in from the staff members.  Below is a reference that Wintec provided for LeanIT on the Lean Simulation Training.

“We used James and Paul from LeanIT to run their Lean Simulation Training across three Training Dilemmaindividual teams from within the Wintec Student Enrollment and Information Centre. The simulation was a great way for those that participated, not only to better understand key lean principles, but to experience these first hand. James and Paul tailored the simulations around a tight schedule we imposed in order to give everyone the chance to participate – this was really useful for us. The feedback received from the teams was very positive and as managers we noticed immediate outcomes with staff questioning and considering improvements to business processes. I would certainly recommend the Lean Simulation Training for a wide variety of teams and businesses.”
Sarah Silver and Sylvia Cocker – Wintec

 

Our training classes are designed to be run from a quick overview in four hours to a more detailed understanding of Lean in two days.  Below I have detailed the different options:

Four hour lean simulation training

The four hour session provides a basic introduction of Lean giving the participants the opportunity to experience and apply key lean principles to a simulated organisation.  Throughout the training the participants are encouraged to think of how to apply the learning to their own organisations. This is an excellent session to give staff an introduction and to generate buy-in to a Lean initiative.  Being only four hours long it is ideal for staff members who are busy and can only commit a short time to the training.  It is a good team bonding exercise and provides the side effect of building your team together and helps to generate ideas on improvements.

The following topics are covered:Lean Simulation Training

  • Overview of Lean
  • Silo vs. System Thinking
  • Just in time production and Kanban
  • Balancing workload and Takt time
  • Continuous improvement

 

One day Lean simulation training

The one day Lean simulation training provides a deeper understanding of Lean than the four hour session. More time is given to reflect on the simulated organisation and to discuss key Lean aspects. The Lean simulation training provides an introduction to Lean giving the participants the opportunity to experience and apply key Lean principles to a simulated organisation. The participants are encouraged to think how to apply the learning to their own organisation.

The following topics are covered:

  • Overview of LeanLean Training Simulation
  • Silo vs. System thinking
  • Value, value streams and mapping
  • Just in time production and Kanban
  • Balancing workload and Takt time
  • Continuous improvement
  • Lean culture

 

Two day Lean simulation training

The two day session covers all the main points of Lean giving the participants a thorough introduction to Lean with time allowed for reflection and deeper diving into the Lean tools.  This session has time allocated to discuss in depth how to apply Lean to the participants organisation. This session is recommended for those who will be actively engaged in Lean improvements and who will be involved in Kaizen workshops and value stream mapping exercises.

The following topics are covered:

  • Overview of Leanlean simulation training
  • Silo vs. System thinking
  • Resource vs. Flow efficiency
  • Value, value streams and mapping
  • Just in time production and Kanban
  • Balancing workload and Takt time
  • Jidoka, Andon and mistake proofing
  • Kaizen workshops and events
  • Continuous improvement
  • Lean culture

Feel free to contact us to discuss your actual requirements and to see our low cost pricing.