Lean Manufacturing Tools

Organisation profile

ETAC have been delivering Lean & Six Sigma training since 2006 and have trained over 400 staff. The company has mentored projects worth around €10million in hard financial benefit to our clients.

Lean Sigma projects aim to standardise processes on best known methods, improving competitiveness, cash flow and customer service.

Our team apply Lean Sigma principles to both manufacturing and service processes. We talk the same language and have probably met the same issues that your people will face.

Training aim

  • Concept and origins of Lean 
  • 5 key principles
  • Apply PDCA to business process improvement
  • 7 process ‘wastes’ and how they can be eliminated
  • Successfully complete a Lean project

Learning objectives

  • Lean Thinking
  • 5s, the Visual Workplace, TPM,
  • OEE
  • Improvement Cycles & PDCA
  • Lean Material Systems & Kanban
  • Quick Changeovers (SMED)
  • TAKT time & Standard Work
  • Kaizen Events
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Quality, Mistake Proofing, Line Layout

Course outline

  • Day 1 - History & Introduction to Lean.  The 7 wastes. Lean foundations.
  • Day 2 – PDCA & improvement Tools. SPC & Process Capability, Standard Work, 5s & the visual workplace, SMED
  • Optional on-site mentoring day
  • Day 3 – Kanban, value stream mapping, Kaizen. Quality, Poka Yoke, Project Closure
  • Day 4- Project and VSM presentations

This course can be supplemented with an on-site days to focus on individual projects – please ask for details.

Trainer's profile

ETAC is an Irish Company specialising in the provision of training, expertise and software solutions in all matters related to Lean and Six Sigma Business Improvement Programmes.

All ETAC associates have extensive knowledge and many years of practical experience in Lean Implementation, Programme Management, Change Management & Six Sigma in many different industries in Ireland, the UK, Europe and the USA.

ETAC has been responsible for the training of over 400 Six Sigma and Lean practitioners.

Course duration

4 Days + optional day on site

Assessment & certification

FETAC Level 5 L22586

Who should attend

This course is intended for personnel with responsibility for leading teams in business process improvement.


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