Lean Training

Lean & Theory of Constraints (ToC) Training


Lean & ToC 101: A 2-day course (often combined with DPS) to introduce student to the basics of Continuous Process Improvement, including Lean and Theory of Constraints. This course includes a number of interactive exercises and video clips to enhance the learning experience. The course prepares students to participate as a team member on 5S or Rapid Improvement Events (Kaizen).


Rapid Improvement Event (Kaizen) Facilitation: TMG provides experienced Black Belt or Master Black Belt(s) to facilitate Rapid Improvement Event(s) to help our partners solve their problems. TMG will work with the partner to assemble a cross functional team and then facilitate a 7-week rapid improvement cycle (3 weeks prep, 1-week event & 3 weeks sustainment). The team will learn and use tools such as SIPOC, Value Stream Mapping & Analysis, 5S Workplace Organization, Visual Controls, Poke Yoke, Standard Work and many more to achieve breakthrough improvement.


Bronze Belt Training, Coaching & Certification:  A 40-hour course focused on teaching the principles and tools of Continuous Process Improvement for all types of processes. This curriculum integrates the methodologies of Lean and Theory of Constraints and trains students to facilitate Rapid Improvement Events (Kaizen). Students will learn skills such as SIPOC, Value Stream Mapping & Analysis, 5S Workplace Organization, Visual Controls, Poke Yoke, Standard Work and many more. Upon course completion students will pass a 1-hour exam and facilitate 3 Rapid Improvement Events (with TMG coaching) to achieve certification.


Lean Champion:  A 12-hour course is focused on preparing executives and managers to lead Continuous Process Improvement (CPI) initiatives in their organizations. The course familiarizes leaders with the principles and tools of Lean and Theory of Constraints and an overview of the preparation, execution and sustainment of Rapid Improvement Events (Kaizen). Leaders are taught strategies for CPI implementation, aligning initiatives with customer focus, change management, resource allocation, sustaining improved processes, return on investment and removing barriers to improvement.