Full program description

WSQ Apply LEAN Thinking in the Workplace

What's In It For Me

  • Learn how to interpret LEAN thinking, and how it can help to increase value added activities
  • Learn how to apply the 5 LEAN principles as a framework for improvement of activities in the organisation
  • Be able to identify the eight types of Wastes in the workplace according to simulation guide and carry out standardised work at the workplace

Course Overview

On successful completion of this unit, learner will have the knowledge and skills in applying the principles and techniques to cultivate a LEAN culture in the workplace. 

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for participants from the Organizations in the manufacturing, service-based industries, as well as in higher education. This would be relevant to General Managers, Department Managers, Engineers, Officers/Executives, Supervisors, Technicians and Administrative staff.

Course Duration

Full-Time

24 hours (3 days @ 8 hours per day) + 3 hours of Summative Assessment

Course Outline

Assumed Skills and Knowledge

The skills and knowledge for this unit which the trainee is assumed to possess are as follows:

  • Be able to listen and speak English at a proficiency level equivalent to the Employability Skills System (ESS) level 5;
  •  Able to read and write English at a proficiency level equivalent to the Employability Skills System (ESS) level 5 and;
  •  Able to manipulate numbers at a proficiency level equivalent to the Employability Skills System (ESS) level 5.

Terminal Performance Objective

To demonstrate learner’s attainment of the skills in the training program, the learners must be able to successfully perform the following within the given time limit with the resources provided:

1. Interpret LEAN Thinking, and how it helps to increase value added activities

2. Apply the 5 LEAN principles as a framework for improvement activities

3. Identify 8 types of Wastes in the workplace according to simulation guide

4. Carry out standardised work in the workplace according to simulation guide

5. Apply A3 Thinking for problem-solving skills 

Mode of Assessment

All the performance statements, underpinning knowledge and range of application of the competency standard will be assessed. The assessment may consist of a combination of any of the following methods:

  • Practical Performance
  • Written Assignment
  • Case Study Discussion
  • Brainstorming
  • Group/Individual Presentation
  • Oral Question

The trainee would be assessed by independent trainers after the duration of this course.

Certification Obtained and Conferred by

Statement of Attainment (SOA) from Workforce Development Agency (WDA)

Course Objectives

"Lean," is a production practice that considers the expenditure of resources for any goal other than the creation of value for the end customer to be wasteful, and thus a target for elimination. Working from the perspective of the customer who consumes a product or service, "value" is defined as any action or process that a customer would be willing to pay for.

Lean manufacturing is a management philosophy derived mostly from the Toyota Production System (TPS)

The outcome of this competency unit specifies the outcomes required to apply LEAN Thinking in the workplace to avoid or reduce waste generation. This unit specifies the fundamental knowledge and principles to develop a LEAN culture in the workplace by people in a WSQ Level 2. 

Pre-requisites

The course is intended not only for individuals who are in the manufacturing industries but from service and other sectors also who are interested in learning the basic skills in applying LEAN Thinking in the workplace. Entry into the programme without one or more of the following prerequisites may affect a learner's performance in the training programme as well as on the job.

These prerequisites have been verified as essential to successful performance in the programme and on the job. 

Medium of Instruction & Trainer

Medium of Instruction: English

Trainer: Trainee Ratio

1 : 20

Funding Information

Eligible for SDF, WTS, and UTAP funding.

Terms and conditions apply.

Price

Course Fee Payable 
Individual Pricing w/o GST w GST
 Course Fee $595.00 $636.65
WTS Funding (95%) $29.75 $71.40
Corporate Pricing
w/o GST w GST
Course Fee $595.00 $636.65
SDF Funding $136.00 $177.65
WTS Funding (95%) $29.75 $71.40
 Prices does not include pre & post assessment fees and subject to GST and other LHUB miscellaneous fees
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