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BTCW 0180 - Introduction to Lean & Process Improvement

Business Workshops Part-time Studies Course

School of Business + Media

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Course Details

This one-day module is appropriate for organizations with little, to no previous experience with Lean concepts. It will provide an introduction to and a broad, overall understanding of what Lean is and what it can do for your company. This includes the understanding and identification of the principles of customer based value, value analysis and waste - and how to eliminate waste in your company.



This course was retired after the Fall 2019 term and is no longer offered through BCIT Part-time Studies.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this workshop the participant will be able to:

  • Understand the history and development of Lean.
  • Have an overview and understanding of the 5 Lean Principles.
  • Comprehend the structure of the Toyota Production System.
  • Know the difference between Process Mapping vs. Value Stream Mapping.
  • Understand Continuous Improvement.
  • Know the elements of the House of Lean and how to use them.
  • Identify the 8 Wastes.
  • Understand Theory of Constraints.
  • Use Mistake Proofing techniques.
  • Know the elements of a Kaizen exercise.
  • Compare with examples of how to use these principles and tools.

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