Online Fundamentals of Lean

A comprehensive overview of key Lean concepts and tools.

Format: Online Learning
Topic: Lean and Agile



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Lean is much more than a set of tools.  It is a methodology that draws in the entire organization to improve the way it creates value for the customer.  This course is specifically designed to allow every employee to be an engaged and active part of any Lean improvement.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participant will be able to:

  • Identify and describe the five principles of Lean.
  • Understand the concept of value and how to define value.
  • Recognize eight types of waste and understand the effect of waste on process efficiency.
  • Identify value added versus non-value added process steps.
  • Construct current and future-state value stream maps.
  • Improve the business response to customer needs.


No prerequisites are required but basic math, project management, and communication and leadership skills are desirable.

Who Should Attend?

Everyone looking to work more efficiently.

This training is recommended for all personnel working for an organization implementing Lean and is particularly relevant for employees impacted by Lean project activity.

A proven set of principles and tools, Lean can be applied across operations in order to reduce waste, improve efficiency, and increase employee and customer satisfaction. This online course is delivered through an interactive, HTML-based eLearning system, offering accessibility and ease of use across both desktop and mobile devices (closed captioning is available). Students master the learning modules at their own pace and in their own time.

Duration: 6.3 hours

How many CEUs/PDUs are available?

0.5 CEUs
5 PDUs


This is a self-paced course that can be started at any time. You have access to the training material for one year.


There are no prerequisites for this course; however, basic math and communication skills are desirable.

Introduction to Lean

Current State Value Stream Maps

Future State Value Stream Maps



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System Requirements: Internet connection with modern browser

Operating System: Microsoft Windows (7 and higher) or Apple Mac OS X

Display Properties Setting: Minimum 1024 x 768 screen resolution

Recommended Browsers: Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Edge

For the best Experience and optimum security, we recommend that you keep your browser up to date.

Legacy browsers with known issues:

Internet Explorer 10 and below

Safari 7 and below

Note: the course content requires that any pop-up blocker be disabled

Once the course has been paid for and started you can no longer receive a refund or credit towards another class.

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