World-Class, Lean Performance in the SMEs - Small and Medium Enterprises - by Carlo Scodanibbio, Industrial & Business Consultant - Lean Management Consultant

Carlo Scodanibbio
Industrial & Business Consultant
Lean Management Consultant

training course program

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Training Course Program
The Lean Enterprise (Lean Thinking) - 3-day course
the evolution and implementation of lean concepts across business processes and industries

course contents and main topics

course duration

Duration: 24 hours (typical)

course objectives

Dear Delegate(s),

Lean Thinking is changing the way organisations operate. No longer stuck in the paradigm of "mass" thinking, many enterprises, including service and project-driven companies as well as governmental bodies/institutions, have tried to adopt some portions of the Toyota Production System, the Lean philosophy. Many have failed. Many have rushed off, taken a course and pronounced themselves LEAN. Yet very few have tested the depths of overall performance enhancement and added competitiveness possible with a complete change of paradigms in the "lean" direction.
Research by Gallup has uncovered that less than 30% of employees are truly engaged in their jobs. Lean Thinkers have long shown that an additional 25-40% of the work done by most organisations is waste or non-value added. This means that nearly 40% of every payroll dollar is lost.

This course will be a shocking course for many of you. Because it demystifies all traditional principles of the first industrial revolution on which the majority of enterprises, still today, are built or around which they operate. By presenting in rather great detail the philosophy of the second industrial revolution and the main tools and disciplines readily available to all enterprises to perform in an "excellent" status, this course is a door-opener to lean practices for whoever is:

ready to listen to message
prepared to abandon obsolete principles, formulas and approaches
willing to get to "lean" status

This course will prove that competitiveness today can no longer be achieved by merely cutting costs or revamping technology: because cutting costs has a floor, while performance improvement through maximisation of value-added and waste elimination has no ceiling -and because technology alone does not generate the levels of output value enterprises and organisations need to tackle the challenges of the new millennium.

This course is the logic development and extrapolation of my "Lean Manufacturing" course, dedicated to the Manufacturing Industry. It shows that Lean principles can and should be adopted not only in Operational Manufacturing processes of any nature, but also in all other processes (commercial, administrative, logistics-related, etc.) and also in the operational processes of non-manufacturing enterprises, such as service establishments and project-driven companies.

By showing that "thinking" is what must change at all levels of an organisation, this course will prove that higher levels of performance can be achieved if you create the right conditions.

I hope to see you there, best regards

Dr Carlo

Specific objectives of this course are:
- Understand how lean thinking has evolved since its inception, and how it applies to different sectors, operations and business processes
- Understand in depth the Lean Thinking philosophy, performance goals and critical success factors
- Know how to develop a lean culture within your Organisation
- Use lean ideas to think about process improvement in your own organisation and its value-chain
- Develop a strategy and a medium-term implementation plan to incorporate lean principles into your core and support processes
- Avoid the common pitfalls normally encountered during Lean implementation
- Explore the key requirements for successful employee involvement in Lean practices
- Discover the organisational structures that support Lean and open the door to Performance improvement
- Implement strategies to increase Performance through Lean-Thinking people while assuring their job satisfaction
- Gain an in-depth insight into how lean ideas have evolved and are continuing to evolve into a fascinating, future scenario

This course is very interactive and supplemented with abundant practical exercises and case studies
This course is equally beneficial for all Industrial Sectors (Manufacturing - Service - Project/Construction) and for public/governmental and semi-public bodies and institutions
"This is a very thorough and comprehensive programme on all aspects of lean"

target audience

Business Strategists - Chief Executive Officers - Managing Directors - General Managers - High and mid-level Managers (Operations, Production, Quality, R&D, Engineering, Maintenance, HR, Administration, Commercial...) from private enterprises (manufacturing and assembly - service establishments and commercial enterprises - project/contract-driven and construction) of all sizes and public/governmental organisations.


You are welcome to request further clarifications about this course - please be as specific as possible. Just contact Carlo Scodanibbio

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