Online Lean Concepts and Tools

This course provides a high-level, interactive introduction of Lean fundamentals plus more in-depth explanations of several key Lean topics.

Format: Online Learning
Topic: Lean and Agile



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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.

The Lean Concepts and Tools course provides a high-level, interactive introduction of Lean fundamentals plus more in-depth explanations of several key Lean topics. Individuals and business managers rely on this course as a solid foundation that gives them tools they can put into place to reduce redundancy and rework immediately.

Learning Objectives

  • 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.

Who Should Attend?

  • Individuals interested in applying basic Lean concepts and tools in their everyday work.
  • Process owners or other team members who support continuous improvement efforts.
  • Business managers who want to apply Lean in their operations.


Fourteen Hours

This program is recommended for individuals and business managers as a first step to exploring and practicing innovation concepts. 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.

Built for employees at all levels, the course is complete with engaging visual content and animated modules that teach the basic vernacular, functions and activities of Lean. In-course activities and touchpoints reinforce learning outcomes.

Each module has a presentation, lecture notes, and quiz.

How many CEUs/PDUs are available?

0.3 CEUs
11.25 PDUs

Detailed Agenda

Introduction to Lean

Five Principles of Lean

The Eight Types of Waste

Preparing to Manage Change


High Level Process Maps

Mid Level Process Maps

Process Analysis Tools

Spaghetti Diagrams

Fishbone Diagrams

Creating Pareto Charts

Current State Value Stream Maps


Visual Management

Standard Work



Mistake Proofing

Preventing Human Error

Reducing Setup Time

Lean Exams

  • Lean Concepts and Tools Exam Section 1
  • Lean Concepts and Tools Exam Section 2


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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