Lean and process improvement training

Our trainers are active lean and process improvement consultants.  When they aren't training they are advising companies on implementing lean and process/business improvement techniques, engendering lean culture and working with companies to improve their operations. This gives them a unique, practical understanding of the training they provide, using real life examples of problems they have solved and ensuring they are up to speed with all current issues in the field.

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Our courses

Basic failure mode effect analysis (FMEA)

Duration
1 day
Members
£299 +VAT
Non Members
£399 +VAT

This one-day course introduces the basic principles of failure mode effect analysis (FMEA), a proven product design and development process that mitigates risk and reduces failure. This course is designed for managers and teams with responsibility for product design and development. EEF's applied learning approach uses real world examples to ensure that the training is relevant and can be immediately used to improve the success of product design projects.

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Dates & Locations

11 October 2016 EEF Reading
Reading
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Business Continuity and Emergency Planning

Duration
1 day
Members
£205 +VAT
Non Members
£240 +VAT

This interactive workshop will help you put in place a plan that will keep your business running should a major incident occur. Fire, natural disasters, flood, power outages would all put an end to ‘business as usual’, this course will help you make sure it doesn’t put an end to your business.

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Dates & Locations

23 February 2017 EEF Leamington Spa - residential training and conference centre
Leamington Spa
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12 July 2017 EEF Leamington Spa - residential training and conference centre
Leamington Spa
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19 July 2017 EEF Leamington Spa - residential training and conference centre
Leamington Spa
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Introduction to 5s and 5c awareness

Duration
1 day

This one-day course will introduce delegates to the lean techniques of 5S and 5C and examine the application and benefits of these effective methodologies. The programme is designed for managers, team leaders, supervisors, quality engineers, production engineers, design engineers and technical apprentices. Delegates will learn how to apply 5S to improve workplace safety and increase operator morale, quality, cleanliness, safety and throughput. They will learn how 5C can eliminate or reduce the impact of the seven wastes in the working environment.

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Dates & Locations

26 October 2016 EEF Sheffield office
Sheffield
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Introduction to lean

Duration
1 day
Members
£299 +VAT
Non Members
£399 +VAT

This one-day course introduces the principles of lean and provides managers and those responsible for process improvement with an understanding of the main benefits that lean management can bring to a business. EEF’s no nonsense approach to lean will focus on minimising waste and improving productivity, while saving time, inventory, resources, space and cash. This course is a useful first step towards implementing a successful, sustainable lean culture.

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There are no upcoming dates for this course. If you would like to be informed when the next dates are added or are interested in having this course run at one of your offices or sites, please get in touch.

Introduction to six sigma

Duration
1 day
Members
£299 +VAT
Non Members
£399 +VAT

This one-day course introduces delegates to six sigma in its main forms: define, measure, analyse, improve and control (DMAIC) and lean six sigma. It will enable participants to improve the quality of process outputs by removing the causes of defects and minimising variability in manufacturing and business processes.

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There are no upcoming dates for this course. If you would like to be informed when the next dates are added or are interested in having this course run at one of your offices or sites, please get in touch.

Lean academy

Duration
14 days
Members
£5999 +VAT
Non Members
£6999 +VAT

This unique 14-day training programme applies lean tools to a full-scale, configurable assembly line which vividly illustrates the types of improvements each tool can deliver. This highly practical course demonstrates the tools needed to increase workplace productivity, without increasing headcount.

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Lean facilitator/lean champion

Duration
2 days
Members
£599 +VAT
Non Members
£699 +VAT

The two-day course is aimed at individuals whose role includes tactical lean leadership responsibilities, including lean facilitators or champions with responsibility for implementing lean programmes. Training focuses on team building, basic project management and conflict resolution to ensure that delegates are capable of identifying and prioritising opportunities and consistently delivering significant results through guiding, coaching and enthusing colleagues.

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Dates & Locations

19 October 2016 EEF Sheffield office
Sheffield
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Lean office

Duration
1 day
Members
£299 +VAT
Non Members
£399 +VAT

This one-day training programme is designed for any employee responsible for delivering excellence with minimal waste in an office or service environment. The EEF course introduces the concept, culture and basic tools of lean and addresses the benefits and applications of practicing Lean in the workplaces.

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Lean six sigma black belt

Duration
15 days

This 15-day training programme is designed to build delegates' knowledge and capability to improve processes and performance in the work place. Attendees will develop a well-rounded and firm grasp of the tools and methodologies of lean six sigma and advance their awareness of how to apply them effectively.

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Lean six sigma green belt to black belt upgrade

Duration
8 days
Members
£2392 +VAT
Non Members
£2870 +VAT

This eight-day course enables delegates to transition from a leader of tactical projects to a leader of strategic projects. This course is recommended for team leaders, managers and administrators, who are ideally at green belt level within lean six sigma organisations. The professional training covers the advanced knowledge required to make a step change in managing and implementing lean six sigma.

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Lean six sigma green belt

Duration
5 days
Members
£1495 +VAT
Non Members
£1794 +VAT

EEF's theoretical and practical five-day course enables delegates to progress through their own lean journey. No prior experience of lean is required by delegates, but they will typically be technical leaders, members of a project team, or those seeking to implement lean improvements. The course will provide in-depth knowledge of the aims, methods and tools of lean and six sigma, with guidance on how to get the best results when implementing the working methods. By combining theory with practical and real life experience, including delegates' own examples, EEF makes the subject highly relevant to the participants.

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Dates & Locations

12 - 16 December 2016 EEF Technology Training Centre - Aston
Aston, Birmingham
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Lean six sigma for champions and executives

Duration
1 day
Members
£345 +VAT
Non Members
£414 +VAT

This one-day course provides lean champions and executives with an understanding of the organisational elements of championing a lean team – taking delegates through the fundamental Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve and Control (DMAIC) process.

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Dates & Locations

22 November 2016 EEF Reading
Reading
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Lean six sigma white belt

Duration
1 day
Members
£345 +VAT
Non Members
£414 +VAT

This is an introductory one-day course for those who are new to lean, providing the first step to lean belt progression. White belt training is the first step towards fully understanding lean six sigma methodology and this course is suitable for anybody, from any sector or industry.

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Lean six sigma yellow belt to green belt upgrade

Duration
4 days

This four-day training programme is aimed at those trained to yellow belt level, or who can demonstrate yellow belt level of knowledge. Delegates will advance their knowledge and skills to green belt level by delving deeper into the DMAIC (define, measure, analyse, improve and control) process, particularly the analyse and improve components.

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Lean six sigma yellow belt

Duration
3 days
Members
£1035 +VAT
Non Members
£1242 +VAT

This three-day course is designed for those seeking an advanced introduction to lean six sigma, or for those who have completed a more basic lean six sigma course and wish to expand their knowledge.

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Lean tool refresher

Duration
1 day
Members
£299 +VAT
Non Members
£399 +VAT

Anybody who has had some experience of lean and has an understanding of the basic tools will benefit from this one-day course. It is ideal for those who need to refresh and update their knowledge of lean with a revision of the principal tools, including latest best practice. Delegates will also find new strategies for saving time and money and boosting productivity.

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Dates & Locations

15 November 2016 EEF Reading
Reading
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Linking lean with business strategy

Duration
1 day
Members
£299 +VAT
Non Members
£399 +VAT

Continuous improvement leaders and practitioners will benefit from this one-day course, which shows delegates how to gain maximum business advantage and sustain lean and six sigma by linking lean to the overarching business strategy. This course introduces common, key aspects of business strategy and illustrates the most relevant alignment of Lean and six sigma tools. Delegates will learn how to read and understand high level strategy, vision and mission statements and match lean and six sigma projects.

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There are no upcoming dates for this course. If you would like to be informed when the next dates are added or are interested in having this course run at one of your offices or sites, please get in touch.

Practical problem solving (8D method)

Duration
1 day
Members
£299 +VAT
Non Members
£399 +VAT

This one-day course provides a detailed understanding of a rapid, structured problem-solving process, which delivers long term solutions. Delegates will use linked tools and practical examples to become more familiar with the key stages of problem definition and solution. On completion of the course and after rolling out 8D problem solving, delegates' businesses would be expected to save time, money and resources by fixing recurring problems.

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Dates & Locations

8 November 2016 EEF Reading
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Single minute exchange of dies (SMED)

Duration
1 day

This lean manufacturing training course introduces delegates to the lean technique: single minute exchange of dies (SMED), and examine its application and benefits for the business. The course is classroom based involving some role play and an opportunity to practice elements of this technique through structured activities.

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There are no upcoming dates for this course. If you would like to be informed when the next dates are added or are interested in having this course run at one of your offices or sites, please get in touch.

Not all of our courses are listed so please contact us on 0845 293 9850 or get in touch if you can’t find what you are looking for. Examples of courses we can run on demand in addition to those listed include: manual handling and ergonomics, display screen equipment, personal protective equipment and first aid.