Undergraduate Level 8, 6 ECTS Credits with University of Limerick
The objective of this programme is to give a detailed overview of the key concepts of Lean Thinking in terms of the Lean Principles (Value, Value Stream, Flow, Pull, and Perfection) and the Wastes as identified by Lean. It provides a practical understanding of how to identify and expose the opportunities presented by the ubiquity of waste in businesses and delivers practical instruction in powerful Lean tools & techniques such as Value Stream Mapping and Kaizen.
The aim is to successfully manage projects which deliver demonstrable improvement in key business measures. Team members need both the ability to effectively manage these projects and lead cross-functional teams.
The second aim of this course is to combine the philosophies of Lean Thinking with the discipline of Project Management and the concepts of teams and team performance to assist project leaders in the successful delivery of improvement projects.
Workshop 1 (2 days)
- Lean Sigma Overview
- Fundamentals of Lean
- Lean Simulation
- Introduction to Six Sigma
- TaktTime and Cycle Time
- Value Stream Mapping
- Project Management
Workshop 2 (1 day)
- DMAIC Define Phase
- A3 Methodology
- DMAIC Measure Phase
Workshop 3 (1 day)
- Standard Work
- DMAIC Analysis Phase
- Visual Management
Workshop 4 (1 day)
- DMAIC I prove Phase
- DMAIC Control Phase
- TPM and OEE Final
Mentoring (4 Days mentoring per company)
- Mentoring sessions delivered on-site on your company premises.
- Your ability to deliver an improvement project in your business will be the key outcome of this programme as it demonstrates your learning and application. The in-company mentoring will be focused on the application of learning and supporting you through a structured implementation. The mentoring sessions are used to achieve the following:
- Meet owner / key managers in the company to scope out the project(s).
- Prepare project business cases and involve your finance team as required.
- Provide support and feedback to members of the project team.
- Complete the assignment with a team presentation to the management team.
- Throughout the programme, the aim is to transfer knowledge, skills and attitude to the project team to enable participants to apply lean principles in future.
Each learner is required to put their learnings into action through the completion of an improvement project.
Projects will be completed using the A3 template, covering the structured problem-solving process of Lean and demonstrating the participants grasp of Lean principles, tools and best practice. Outcomes from these projects will be used to demonstrate return on investment (ROI) to the client companies, further furnishing the positive impact of the programme.
Course Duration and Delivery
This programme will be delivered over the course of 5 intense workshops days, plus additional mentoring days for selected projects. Typically, the classroom training will be delivered over three months, day one and two consecutively, followed by a three-week period between the remaining days.
The five workshop days will consist of classroom-based training, supplemented with practical exercises and relevant case studies.
Certification from the University of Limerick (UL)
This training course is recognised by the University of Limerick. Upon successful completion of the training, in-company project and personal reflection, learners will be accredited with a level 8 (undergraduate) certificate or 6 ECTS credits.
- Day 1 – February 6th
- Day 2 – February 7th
- Day 3 – March 4th
- Day 4 – March 20th
- Day 5 – April 9th
- Grad – May 8th (Friday 1/2 day)
Book online is essential.
There is a requirement to have a minimum 3 participants per company to complete in-company project.
One individual booking required per Company, We will contact you for Attendee Information.
Member charge per company for 3 participants: €5,600
Non-Member charge per company for 3 participants: €6,000
If this programme is not for you, please contact us to discuss your training needs!
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Training Cancellation Policy: Registrants who cancel over 7 days in advance of scheduled training date shall incur no cancellation fee. Registrants who cancel within 7 days of scheduled training date shall incur a cancellation fee equal to 50% of the cost. Registrants who give less than 24 hours notice or fail to attend training will be charged 100% of the full fee.
Shannon Chamber Skillnet is co-funded by Skillnet Ireland and member companies. Skillnet Ireland is funded from the National Training Fund through the Department of Education and Skills.
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