Expand your Lean toolbox

Don't miss out on this fundamental course for Lean thinking. Be the best at what you do. Join the thousands from across Canada who attended Lean training with Alpen Path Solutions Inc. since 2015. Thanks for your support!

  • Short videos, quizzes and downloads

  • Master new tools such as Lean process mapping, the skills matrix, succession planning, 5S and conducting a 1-day process improvement activity with your own team.

  • Apply your new thinking to one of your own processes with the optional work-based assignment.

  • Self-paced course duration is approximately 1 hour for all mandatory elements to receive a Certificate of Completion. The duration with the proposed external videos and the optional work-based assignment is approximately one day.

  • Each registration provides access for a full year!

  • BONUS - You get the '1-Day Team Mapping Guide' with downloadable tools so that you can engage in a 1-day Lean process mapping activity with your own team.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Before you start

  • 2

    Assessing a scientific improvement culture

    • Developing a scientific improvement culture - Part 1

    • Developing a scientific improvement culture - Part 2

    • View or download a Tool to assess a scientific improvement culture

    • Quiz - Scientific improvement culture

  • 3

    Why some problems are more visible than others

    • The social construction of knowledge in Lean organizations - Part 1

    • The social construction of knowledge in Lean organizations - Part 2

    • Quiz - Social construction of knowledge

  • 4

    Expanding a Lean toolkit

    • Skills Matrix Tool - Part 1

    • Skills Matrix Tool - Part 2

    • View or Download a Skills Matrix Tool

    • Succession Planning Standard Work

    • View or Download a Succession Planning Standard Work Tool

    • 5S - Sort, Set in order, Shine, Standardize, and Sustain

    • Quiz - Toolkit

    • Lean Process Mapping - Overview

    • Lean Process Mapping - Scoping the map

    • Lean Process Mapping - Definitions

    • View or Download a sampling of Icons for Lean mapping

    • Lean Process Mapping - 1st pass to build the map

    • Lean Process Mapping - 2nd and 3rd passes to build the map

    • Lean Process Mapping - Seeing problems on the map

  • 5

    1-Day process improvement activity with your own team and Guide

    • Conducting a 1-day process improvement activity with your own team

    • View or Download the 1-Day Team Mapping Guide

    • View or Download the Rules of Engagement - APPENDIX A

    • View or Download the Kamishibai Board - APPENDIX B

    • View or Download the Sample Team Charter - APPENDIX C1

    • OPTIONAL Download, the editable Team Charter TEMPLATE in Microsoft Word - APPENDIX C2

    • View or Download the Participant Selection Guide - APPENDIX D

    • OPTIONAL Download, the editable Sample Agenda in Microsoft Word - APPENDIX E

    • OPTIONAL Download, the editable Sample Pre-Activity Questionnaire in Microsoft Word - APPENDIX F

    • View or Download 'A few Icons for Lean Mapping' - APPENDIX G

    • View or Download the 'Sample Flip Chart' - APPENDIX H

    • OPTIONAL Download, an editable Presentation TEMPLATE in Microsoft PowerPoint - APPENDIX I

    • View or Download the 'Sample Visual Management Tool for the Action Plan - Post-Mapping' - APPENDIX J

  • 6

    Additional resources

    • Further learning: Proposed external videos

  • 7

    Takeaways

    • View or Download the Lean Thinker's Toolkit Takeaways

  • 8

    Work-based assignment

    • View or Download the Optional Work-Based Assignment for Lean Thinker's Toolkit