a) Lean manufacturing systems involve the systematic elimination of all types of waste in production and related processes. “Lean” also involves the concept of continuous production flow to satisfy customer demand by minimizing production lead time. The objective is to get the needed items to the right place at the right time in the right quantity and quality. The process requires identifying and eliminating activities that do not add value to the process of design, production, logistics, and customer relations. Lean systems have been widely adopted by industries and other sectors in many countries. The APO has organized e-learning courses and face-to-face training courses related to lean manufacturing systems for a decade. This training course will provide comprehensive information on lean manufacturing systems and lean applications in organizations. This particular course will also relate lean management and emerging technological concept such as Industry 4.0.
・ Explain what is Lean Manufacturing System is and what its benefits are
・ Explain principles and elements of Lean Manufacturing System
・ Identify types of waste and eliminate / reduce it
・ Apply Lean tools in problems solving and process improvement