Lean Gulf Institute (LGI) offers education that varies in content, intended-audience, and structure. Educational events (workshops, seminars, certification preparation courses and training) may be public, private or hosted at a company, academic or enterprise location. Click on the Eventbrite logo for public offerings. leangulf.eventbrite.com

 

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Fundamental Lean Awareness: Lean 101

In this workshop you will be introduced to the basic techniques, methods, and analysis of Lean through a mixture of lectures, videos, discussions, and interactions. By applying the principles, the “Hands on” activity based simulation will help you experience for yourself the concepts of flow, pull, takt time, kaizen, and work cell design in a total business system context.This one-day hands-on workshop is designed for individuals and teams that want to gain a better understanding of the components and underlying philosophy of Lean and how the elements and philosophy work together to create a Lean Enterprise. For direct registration go to: Eventbrite
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Lean Tools: Value Stream Mapping

Value-stream maps are the blueprints for lean transformations. This workshop shows you how to make and apply this fundamental and critical tool, which has introduced thousands of people around the world to realize the benefits of Lean. Participants must have completed Fundamental Lean Awareness: Lean 101 before registering to attend this event.This one-day hands-on workshop is designed for individuals and teams that want to gain a better understanding of a key Lean tool: Value Stream mapping and how Value Stream Mapping can be used along with other Lean tools to create a Lean Enterprise.
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Lean Overview by Industry: Lean Healthcare

In this workshop you will learn about some of the basic techniques, methods, and analysis of Lean applied specifically to clinical settings and the healthcare environment. Gain insight into how many healthcare organizations are using Lean to achieve remarkable improvements in patient safety, quality and employee satisfaction.
This two-day hands-on workshop is designed for individuals and teams that want to gain a better understanding of the components and underlying philosophy of Lean Healthcare and how the elements and philosophy work together to create a Lean Healthcare Enterprise.
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Lean Overview by Industry: Lean Manufacturing

This two-day “hands-on” workshop is designed for individuals (and teams) that want to gain a better understanding of the components and underlying philosophy of Lean Manufacturing, based on the Toyota Production System (TPS).
This two-day hands-on workshop is designed for individuals and teams that want to gain a better understanding of the components and underlying philosophy of Lean Manfacturing and how the elements and philosophy work together to create a Lean Manufacturing Enterprise.
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Lean Tools: Workplace Organization (5S)

5S methodology has been introduced and perfected by Toyota in order to make waste visible and eliminate it. 5S, a system of visual cues that helps reduce waste and achieve more consistent operational results through maintaining an orderly workplace, has been widely used in all sorts of organizations, from manufacturing to health care, from military to financial institutions.
Participants must have completed Fundamental Lean Awareness: Lean 101 before registering to attend this event.This one-day hands-on workshop is designed for individuals and teams that want to gain a better understanding of a key Lean tool: 5S and %S can be used to assist in creating a Lean Enterprise.
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Lean Tools: Kaizen

Kaizen methodology promotes the sustainable continuous improvement as a daily way of life for every member within the organization. It supports the flow, implementation and recognition of improvement proposals made by all collaborators. Kaizen is the original concept that has been used by Toyota and has become the culture in all Toyota sites in Japan and overseas. Kaizen provides a structure to channel the opportunities for improvement detected by any employee and convert them into realized changes that have a positive impact in the way people perform and perceive their work.Participants must have completed Fundamental Lean Awareness: Lean 101 before registering to attend this event.This one-day hands-on workshop is designed for individuals and teams that want to gain a better understanding of Kaizen, beyond the buzz word and hype. It’s about putting the processes in place to truly evaluate and implement engaged employee’s input to improve just abut any aspect of doing business in your organization…For direct registration go to: Eventbrite
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Lean Tools: Standardized Work

Standardized work is one of the most powerful but least used lean tools. By documenting the current best practice, standardized work forms the baseline for kaizen or continuous improvement. As the standard is improved, the new standard becomes the baseline for further improvements. Improving standardized work is a never-ending process towards operational excellence.
Participants must have completed Fundamental Lean Awareness: Lean 101 before registering to attend this event.This one-day hands-on workshop is designed for individuals and teams that want to gain a better understanding of Standard Work, an often misunderstood, yet powerful Lean tool. Standard work requires people to think creatively about what they do and how they do it in order to permanently improve the way work is performed.For direct registration go to: Eventbrite
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Intensive Lean Certification Body of Knowledge

This intensive course will provide participants the opportunity to become familiar with SME’s Lean Body of Knowledge. This course is designed for those who desire to pursue SME’s Lean Bronze professional certification. Topics covered in the intensive Lean Body of Knowledge course include, but are not be limited to:

  • Lean Thinking
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Workplace Organization (5S)
  • Quick Changeover/Setup
  • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
  • Cellular/Flow Manufacturing
  • Pull/Kanban
  • Standardized Work
  • Problem Solving and Mistake Proofing (Poka-Yoke)
  • Kaizen Leadership and High Performance Teams

This five-day workshop is designed for individuals and teams that desire a solid understanding of basic lean principles and tools in order to increase their knowledge base and capability in tactical Lean implementation in order to drive improvement and show measurable results.

Lean will be presented from a tactical viewpoint within the following key modules as identified in the Lean Body of Knowledge.

  • Cultural Enablers
  • Continuous Process Improvements
  • Consistent Lean Enterprise Culture
  • Business Results

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Lean Overview by Industry: Intro to Lean Construction Basics

In this workshop you will learn about the basic techniques, methods, and analysis of Lean applied specifically to the construction industry. This workshop is led by Gregory Howell P.E. , the President of the Lean Construction Insitute and a pioneer in this exciting and dynamic field.
This two-day hands-on workshop is designed for individuals and teams that want to gain a better understanding of the components and underlying philosophy of Lean Construction and how the elements and philosophy work together to create a Lean Construction Enterprise.
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SME Lean Bronze Certification Review Course

This two-day Lean Bronze certification review is designed for individuals and teams that have completed their Lean Body of knowledge training, have begun or are starting work on their lean portfolio. Attendees must be prepared to sit for the open book Lean Bronze Professional Certification exam on the next business day following this event. Application to sit for exam must be submitted and approved prior to registering for this certification review event. Participants are expected to have read the following four books before coming to this event: Exam questions are based on specific Recommended Readings(PDF):

This Review event is not meant to be training, but a way to understand the exam, organize your reference material and refresh your memory. You must bring the recommended reading material to the event.

Lean will be presented from a tactical viewpoint within the following key modules as identified in the Lean Body of Knowledge.

  • Cultural Enablers
  • Continuous Process Improvements
  • Consistent Lean Enterprise Culture
  • Business Results

For more information on the Professional certification application process, please contact us.

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SME Lean Bronze Knowledge Exam

Earning your Lean Bronze Certification demonstrates your solid understanding of basic lean principles and tools, and your ability in tactical implementation that drives improvement and shows measurable results.

You must study and learn Lean from a tactical viewpoint within these key modules as identified in the Lean Body of Knowledge.

  • Cultural Enablers (15%)
  • Continuous Process Improvements (60%)
  • Consistent Lean Enterprise Culture (10%)
  • Business Results (15%)

A formal application must be submitted separately as part of the qualifying process to sit for this exam. Registration and payment of fees alone through this site will not allow you to sit for the three hour open book exam. You must submit the application and have received a confirmation letter to be allowed entrance to the exam room.

For more information on the Professional certification process and assistance in submitting your application, please contact theLean Gulf institute.