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Lean Essential

Learn fundamental lean principles, explore key lean tools, and gain valuable insights into how lean can make a positive impact on the way business is done.

Embrace lean and become more competitive in today’s global economy. Learn to improve efficiency, increase productivity, and empower workers using lean tools. Discover key lean principles and explore how lean tools like kaizen, 5S, value stream mapping, A3, and gemba can inspire a lean mindset, reduce waste, and create value for customers.

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Training Information

  • CEU Hours: 0
  • Length: 3 Hours
  • ASQ RU: 0.3
  • Audience: New to Quality, Practitioner
  • Provider: ASQ

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the fundamental principles of lean
  • Understand how kaizen can be used to create a culture of engagement and continuous improvement
  • Understand how 5S can be used to create a high-performance workplace that promotes efficiency
  • Understand how value stream mapping can be used to uncover waste and improve the flow of materials and information throughout production
  • Understand how A3 can be used as a process and a tool for problem solving
  • Understand how the gemba can be internalized as a powerful focal point in a lean organizational culture


There are no prerequisites for this course.

Who Should Attend:

Anyone who is interested in learning how lean can have a positive effect on achieving quality improvement goals, or anyone who needs a refresher on the basics of lean and lean tools.

  1. Introduction to Lean Principles
  2. Kaizen
  3. 5S
  4. Value Stream Mapping
  5. Problem Solving Using A3
  6. Gemba—Going to the Source

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We will refund you in full if you cancel your course within 30 calendar days of purchase and if no more than one module, or online Knowledge Check in the course has been accessed. If more than one module, or online Knowledge Check in the course is accessed, or if a PDF within the course is accessed, no refund will be provided even within 30 calendar days of purchase.

American Society for Quality (ASQ) has been at the forefront of quality improvement and excellence around the world for over 75 years with presence in 140 countries.
ASQ South Asia, head quartered in New Delhi, in over a decade, has engaged around 460 organizations in India with the likes of DRDO, BEL, Tata’s, Mahindra, L&T etc. to name a few, to develop a culture of quality and reliability by establishing performance excellence practices and systems.

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