This course is designed to review the principles related to lean manufacturing, planning, and scheduling.

Course Level: Introductory

Targeted Learners: This course is applicable for all employees as principles related to waste reduction and proper planning is important in increasing workplace productivity and efficiency.

Learning Outcome:

  • Describe Value Add versus Non-Value Add activities.
  • Illustrate the Eight Deadly Wastes and describe why they are a primary focus during Lean implementation.
  • Describe each of the Eight Deadly Wastes in detail and give examples.
  • Define and create a Work Breakdown Structure
  • Identify and understand task relationships
  • Estimate task durations and determine project duration
  • Construct a network diagram
  • Calculate the critical path of a project
  • Use the Program Evaluation and Review Technique (PERT) to create estimates
  • Plan for risks
  • Create a communication plan
  • Effectively allocate project resources
  • Update and monitor the project schedule