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Diploma in Lean Manufacturing - Productive Management with Fundamental Tools

Learn about lean manufacturing and productive management systems, and their key tools with this free online course.

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This free online lean manufacturing course shows how organizations can start a lean cultural change for raising productivity and efficiency within workplaces. It begins with lean philosophy of Kaizen, and how organizations can make use of that. The course then covers some fundamental tools of Lean Management like 5S - housekeeping, Kanban - scheduling systems etc. along with Quality circles through which Lean cultural change is brought.





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This free online Diploma course on Lean Management Systems provides a comprehensive guide to the fundamental philosophies and tools for Lean Manufacturing. The philosophies and tools include Kaizen, 5S, Kanban, and Quality Circles. 

The course begins by introducing you to the concept of Kaizen, as well as elements of Kaizen processes and the management of Kaizen events and stories. This course will be of great help to industrial professionals looking to implement 5S, and Kanban. Also, it will help individuals to understand how Quality Circles can be used to achieve improvement and cultural change for Lean. It will also empower top and middle management to understand the modern fundamental Lean concepts so they can play a leading role within their organizations.

Lean experts, OpEx Managers and advisors who help organizations in the application of the Lean Management and Manufacturing concepts may also find this course very helpful. So why wait? Start the course now and learn the essential elements of Lean Management, Kaizen, 5S, Kanban and Quality Circles in no time!

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Introduction To 5S And Guidelines For Initialization

Understanding 1S (Sort) And 2S (Set In Order)

Understanding 3S (Shine) and 4S (Standardization)

Understanding 5S with Top Management Support

Diploma in Lean Manufacturing - First Assessment

Introduction To Kaizen Philosophy And Concepts

The Elements of Kaizen Process

The Kaizen Event, Story and its Evaluation

Diploma in Lean Manufacturing - Second Assessment

Introduction to Lean's Kanban System for JIT Scheduling

Important Elements of The Lean Kanban System

Diploma in Lean Manufacturing - Third Assessment

Introduction to Quality Control Circles (QCC)

Incorporation of the Quality Control Circles in an Organization

Diploma in Lean Manufacturing - Fourth Assessment

Course assessment

Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Explain the concept, philosophy and literal meaning of Kaizen
  • Define Kaizen, three Ms which is Muri, Mura and Muda, the PDCA/SDCA programs
  • Explain the Kaizen cycle and Kaizen Systems
  • List the seven-step process for Kaizen implementation
  • List the importance of 5S implementation program
  • Describe how to implement 5S methodology
  • Compare the push and pull system of production
  • Explain the context and important terms of the Kanban System
  • Explain the purpose Just in Time (JIT) manufacturing
    Elaborate the steps for implementation of the Kanban system
  • Explain the basic concepts before the establishment of QCC
  • Explain various roles and positions for a QCC along with different committees for effective implementation
  • Describe the workflow process for a QCC in different phases


All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Diploma course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Diploma course, you have the option to acquire an official Diploma, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Diploma is:

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