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Lean Series - Basics of Lean

John M. Gross, PE, CQE, CSSBB

This one hour online course provides an overview of the concepts of the Lean Enterprise. The term ‘lean’ was first used by Jim Womack and Daniel T. Jones in their book ‘Lean Thinking’ to describe the improvement activities pioneered by the Toyota Motor Company. The authors created this term because this new way does more and more with less and less. Over time the definition of lean has evolved into being considered a business philosophy for pursuing business excellence based on continuous improvement and respect for people. Lean differentiates itself from other business philosophies by focusing on the elimination of waste vs. process improvement.

The course includes a multiple-choice quiz at the end, which is designed to enhance the understanding of the course materials.

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