An Introduction to Lean Principles Developing Personal Understanding

This one day Introduction to Lean Principles training course is aimed at all levels of staff including manufacturing, engineering, office, team leaders and managers and provides a basic grounding in the key principles and concepts of Lean Operations and Business Improvement Techniques - providing the first steps towards embedding Lean into the organisational culture and ‘the way we do things around here’.  Staff do not need to have a previous knowledge of Continuous Improvement or Lean to attend.  This course is only delivered by National Skills Academy for Manufacturing (NSA-M) approved trainers and is intended as a ‘first step’ on a company’s Lean Journey.

This is a first level introductory course which is highly interactive and aims to deliver key messages.  Track Training delivers this Introduction to Lean Principles in the workplace to minimize disruption to work-flow. 

Core Principles of Lean – what is it?

An introduction to the ‘Language of Lean’, the core principles and where they can be applied:

  • The foundation of Lean - workplace organisation and “5S”
  • Understanding your customers (QCD)
  • The importance of measuring – “competitiveness”
  • The Eight Wastes
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Doing more with less

This course will look at what a Lean Organisation is and why it impacts everyone.  It looks at the use of a range of Lean Techniques that everyone can use throughout their department and the whole company to create a joined-up approach and a culture of business improvement.

Awarding body

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1 day course

Courses are subject to minimum number participation. Bespoke training is available in all courses subject to agreement.


To book or request further information, please contact Viv Compton on 0845 1306461 or email

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