A business that operates using Lean processes and principles will enjoy a clear, competitive advantage, due to enhanced productivity, improved quality, and smoother and reduced operation costs.
The Certificate of Lean Process Improvement is an online professional development program that will provide you with knowledge and skills required to transform business operations using Lean principles and tactics.
In this online lean process improvement course you will learn how to overhaul business operations to reduce waste and increase business value. You will discover the history of Lean, including the Toyota Production System House, as well as other models and strategies.
On completion of this course you will have developed a range of problem solving, business analysis and lean thinking skills, which are critical to the creation of a successful lean enterprise.
Unit 1: Managing for operational excellence
Managing for operational excellence
Understanding operational excellence
Building a foundation for operational excellence
Choosing an operational excellence methodology
Using operational excellence tools
Sustaining operational excellence
Achieving and sustaining operational excellence
Unit 2: Enabling business process improvement
Planning process improvement
Getting buy-in for process improvement
Analysing and redesigning a process
Implementing process improvement
Sustaining continual process improvement
Managing process improvements
Unit 3: Using lean to improve flow and pull
Goals of the visual workplace
Visual workplace tools
Implementing a just-in-time system
Implementing a kanban system
Line balancing goals
Line balancing: calculating task time
Unit 4: Using Lean to Perfect Organisational Processes
The 5S process for workplace organization
Hoshin Kanri and the PDCA cycle
Hoshin Kanri strategies and project stages
Using Jidoka to solve problems
Using standard work to optimize processes
Standard work strategies for eliminating waste
Unit 5: Applying value stream mapping in lean business
Value stream mapping
The value stream mapping process
Gathering data for value stream mapping
Creating a value stream map
Identifying waste in a value stream map
Identifying process blocks in a value stream map
Pull systems in future state mapping
Unit 6: Using lean to reduce waste and streamline value flow
Value-add and non-value-add activities
Eliminate waste: overproduction and inventory
Eliminate waste: motion, waiting, and transportation
Eliminate waste: over processing and defects
Line balancing: calculating cycle time and takt time
Line balancing: balancing the work
Unit 7: Six Sigma and Lean: foundations and principles
Introduction to Six Sigma
Purpose and goals of Six Sigma
Key characteristics of Six Sigma
Evolution of Six Sigma
Six sigma principles
Six sigma methodology
Six sigma projects
The value of six sigma to the organisation
Introduction to lean
Purpose and value of lean
Lean concepts and process steps
Lean and the concept of value-added
Lean tools commonly used in Six Sigma
Lean tools: just-in-time
Lean tools: poka-yoke
Lean tools: kanban
Lean tools: value stream mapping
Relationship between lean and Six Sigma
Six sigma and lean: differences and similarities
Integrating lean with Six Sigma
Lean Six Sigma deployment
Lean and Six Sigma concepts and tools
Unit 8: Lean principles in Six Sigma projects
The Lean-Six Sigma relationship
Introduction to Lean Methodology
Six Sigma and Lean: differences and similarities
Integrating Lean with Six Sigma
Lean principles and concepts
Five laws of lean
Four lean concepts
Five steps in the lean process
Lean Six Sigma applications
Lean tools commonly used in Six Sigma
Lean Six Sigma applications in service
Lean Six Sigma applications in manufacturing
Theory of constraints
Key concepts in the Theory of Constraints
Measures of a system in TOC
Identifying value-added processes and wastes
Value-added and nonvalue-added activities
Lean’s seven wastes
Value stream mapping
Value stream map
Creating a current state pap
Creating a future state map exercise: applying lean in Six Sigma projects
Unit 9: Lean tools and FMEA
Process analysis tools
Common lean tools
5S for workplace organisation
Value analysis in Six Sigma
Identifying types of waste
Value stream analysis
Failure mode and effect analysis (FMEA)
Introduction to FMEA
Types of FMEA
Severity, opportunity, and detection
Using the risk priority number
Using FMEA worksheets
Using lean tools and FMEA
When you study with Australian Online Courses, you will be assessed using a competency-based training method.
Competency-based training focuses on the achievement of skills and knowledge against set criteria to meet industry-standard and is not benchmarked against other students’ work.
In this course, the assessment will be comprised of written assignments and exercises, which may include short answer questions, reports, essays, research projects and reflective tasks.
If you do not achieve a competency result on your first attempt, you have two more attempts to pass your assessment. So, you have three attempts in total to obtain a competency result.
In this way, you can complete your course in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
No entry requirements;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
Easy to understand course content;
Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Certificate of Attainment/Completion issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 20 hours. Twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, PDF copies are available for download and self-printing for this program.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.