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We create courses based on best practices from adult education research. Join the some 3,000+ participants across Canada who have attended Lean workshops offered by Alpen Path Solutions since March 2015. Be Lean!

  • Short videos, quizzes and downloads

  • Proposed readings and optional work-based assignment

  • Self-paced course duration is approximatively 2 hours for all mandatory elements to receive a Certificate of Completion. The duration with the proposed reading and the optional work-based assignment is approximately one day.

  • This course is a prerequisite for all other Lean courses

  • Each registration provides access for a full year!

Course curriculum

  • 1

    1. Basics

  • 2

    2. Lean: Science of work based on flow

    • Problems: a paradigm shift

    • Collaborative science in Lean, an overview

    • Lean, science of work quiz

  • 3

    3. Beyond myths

    • Myths about Lean

  • 4

    4. Improvement in Lean

    • Kaizen, how we improve in a Lean organization

    • Defining an improvement

    • Improvement quiz

  • 5

    5. History

    • Lean roots, a very brief history of Lean

  • 6

    6. A Lean culture

    • The bedrock of a Lean culture: Part 1

    • The bedrock of a Lean culture: Part 2

    • Lean culture quiz

  • 7

    7. Lean Scientific Component 1

    • Lean scientific component 1: Identify value from the customer's perspective

  • 8

    8. Lean Scientific Component 2

    • Lean scientific component 2: Visualize how value flows to customers - Part 1-Overview

    • Lean scientific component 2: Visualize how value flows to customers. Part 2-Tools

    • Lean scientific component 2: Visualize how value flows to customers. Part 3-Measures

    • Quiz - Lean scientific component 2: Visualize how value flows to customers

  • 9

    9. Lean Scientific Component 3

    • Lean scientific component 3: Improve the flow of value to customers. Part 1-Value and Business non-value activities

    • Lean scientific component 3: Improve the flow of value to customers. Part 2-Energy wastes

    • Lean scientific component 3: Improve the flow of value to customers. Part 3-Quality at the source

    • Quiz A - Lean scientific component 3: Improve the flow of value to customers

    • Lean scientific component 3: Improve the flow of value to customers. Part 4-PDSA

    • Lean scientific component 3: Improve the flow of value to customers. Part 5-Flow vs Capacity

    • Lean scientific component 3: Improve the flow of value to customers. Part 6-Containing flow

    • Pull team simulation instructions

    • Quiz B - Lean scientific component 3: Improve the flow of value to customers

  • 10

    10. Lean Scientific Component 4

    • Lean scientific component 4: Aim for 100% flow efficiency

  • 11

    11. Reading

    • Lean: Manage work as a flow system

  • 12

    12. Eight actionable takeaways

    • 11_x_17_Intro_to_Lean_actionable_takeaways

  • 13

    13. Additional video

    • 'Meals Per Hour' video from Toyota

  • 14

    14. Work-based assignment

    • Work-based assignment_Intro to Lean