Lean Principles Training Overview

With The LeanMan Lean Principles Factory Simulation Kits© you can create adult learner oriented lean manufacturing instructional materials that come alive—that enable learners to do far more than just read or listen. They will become part of the demonstrations, try out lean procedures, experience the hands-on simulations, get feedback and help, be able to question the lean idea or concept and get meaningful answers, and more.

What you bring to the experience as the Facilitator is of the utmost importance. You know your Lean Principles subject matter, of course, and you should have a clear sense of exactly what you want to teach. It will help if you have some basic familiarity with the shop operation and your student’s work environment. Most important, you have to understand how adult learners learn.

The Five Principles of Lean*

  1. Specify Value of the Product
  2. Identify the Value Stream for Each Product
  3. Enable the Products to Flow Without Interruptions
  4. Allow the Customer to Pull Value From the Stream
  5. Continuously Improve … Pursue Perfection

* from Lean Thinking by James Womack

Adult learning isn't a simple act. It involves a complex, interrelated series of cognitive processes, including attention, perception, and memory. Based on cognitive psychology—the science of how people process information—the principles of instructional design can help you create and present Lean Mfg training materials that are consistent with the way people learn. The LeanMan Lean Principles Factory Simulation Kits will provide you with an interactive hands-on tool to help introduce you and your team to these learning principles, and suggest (with facilitator talking points and lean flow examples) how you can combine effective instructional design with the power of simulation to create Lean Principles teaching and training materials that work, on the job and in the classroom.

The references listed will point you to further readings and resources where you can learn more about cognitive processes, instructional design, and effective learning experiences.

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Keep reading to learn more about the science of learning Lean.  You may also download a complete PDF overview of Lean Principles Training here.