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Lean Fundamentals

Upcoming Workshop Dates

This intense one-week Lean tools training course will give participants a hands-on, learn-by-doing experience applying Lean philosophies and tools in a healthcare environment. Practice and simulated application will enable participants to return home with practical skills they can immediately put to use.


Participants will learn:

  • What is Lean?
  • First-hand observation skills practice
  • 8 wastes, 4 rules-in-use, IDEAL, SIPOC
  • 5S training for the healthcare environment
  • Lean healthcare introductory environment improvement pharmacy simulation
  • Value stream mapping training and exercises
  • A3 thinking/A3 problem solving training and exercises
  • Flow, throughput, and inventory (1x1, pull, kanban)

Who should attend Lean Fundamentals?

  • Anyone wanting to learn basic Lean tools
  • Healthcare organization employees
  • Frontline workers
  • Improvement specialists 
  • Lean facilitators