Professional Development Center

Thinking Lean

Course Description:

Improve your capacity to get things done within the roll of a dice. You can get more done, save more money and improve the quality of your products without spending a dime!

This simulation is designed to give each participant an experiential understanding of the effects of changes in the workplace. Participants test which changes work best: increased inventory, overtime, pull vs. push system, large and small batches, balanced workloads and more. It positions the participants to manage their own work in such a way as to create more capacity, reduce cost and improve the quality of their product. The course is highly interactive and designed to be applied to real world issues at its completion.

Course Objectives:

  • Introduce 10 lean tools that can be applied to any business situation.
  • Define business problems so that use of an organization's internal problem-solving process is easy and clear.
  • Learn the key steps of lean methodology.
  • Learn the benefits of using visual management in the workplace.
  • Discover efficiency gains associated with an organized workplace.
  • Use of measurement in the improvement process.
  • Implement improvements through a teamwork approach.
  • Find the best combination of variables that enable the team to meet:
    • The number of completed projects/service calls/report/products/installations customer will pay for
    • The target cost per unit of work
    • The target lead time for new projects


This course experience is highly interactive for each participant using a combination of simulation data, small and large group classroom discussions and action planning to examine the impact of various tools during the course of the simulation and apply those tools to his/her own work.


Spring Semester
Date: February 10, 2022
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Location: Monte Ahuja College of Business
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CEUs: 0.6

Cost: $350