Lean Manufacturing Training Course UK

Lean Manufacturing Training Courses UK

Lean Manufacturing Training Course Attendees - Value Stream Mapping

Lean Manufacturing Training Course Attendees – Value Stream Mapping

Our lean manufacturing training courses are what we deliver to firms and organisations looking to equip their own staff with the skills , techniques and experiences to EMBED and SUSTAIN PRODUCTIVITY IMPROVEMENTS.

20-30% more work, on time, CAN be delivered from your business.


There are in excess of 50 Lean, Process Improvement techniques; some will be more important to your business than others.  You will have different issues to other businesses, therefore the training may have a different focus, a different objective, a different starting point.

Productivity Improvement, Lean Manufacturing, Business Process Improvement, whatever you want to call it, your training course should be designed to allow you and your staff the TIME

  • to actually apply the techniques and experience them,
  • to receive expert coaching and feedback in the workplace,
  • to hone their SKILLS before learning a new one.

If you’d like to discuss how you can give your staff the skills to start delivering more work, on time then call MARK ON 01904 2770077 to find out more about our Lean Manufacturing Training.

Lean Manufacturing Training Course Subjects

Our Lean Manufacturing Training Courses often cover subjects including; 

  • Problem Identification
  • Process Mapping
  • 5S
  • Quality Tools
  • Getting Work to “Flow”
  • Work In Progress
  • Daily Management
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Improvements
  • Planning and Scheduling

Though the exact contents will be tailored to meet your own business requirements.

Lean Manufacturing Training Course Dates

Lean Manufacturing Training Course Dates:

  • We offer Company specific and public training courses, due to Covid, it’s likely these will resume in 2021
  • Birmingham – April 2021
  • Leeds Yorkshire – May, November 2021
  • Nottingham Derby – June 2021
  • London – September 2021
  • Manchester Liverpool – June, November 2021

In addition we are still running a number of Lean Manufacturing Training for individual firms during the last 6 months of 2020 and into early 2021.


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Lean Manufacturing Training Course – What Problems Does It Solve?

Lean Manufacturing Training Course – What Problems Does It Solve?

If you are looking to improve your Operations and Production department, then the lean manufacturing training can provide answers to problems such as;

  • Getting deliveries out, ON TIME, IN FULL (OTIF)
  • Taking too long to fulfil customer orders – Slow Production Times and Long Lead Times
  • Quality Issues – producing products but then having to correct them before they can be sent out
  • High levels of Work in Progress and too much progress chasing
  • Skills shortages or high levels of staff turnover
  • High Production Costs

Or simply to remove that Friday afternoon feeling.

You know when at around 1.30pm on a Friday things start going wrong for the weekend, we’ve all been there.

Then our training courses can be adapted for the needs of your staff, your factory or manufacturing plant.

Our clients have discovered they can deliver 30% MORE OUTPUT with same Resources. 

That’s 30% more output with the same teams, the same skills, imagine what that would do for profitability.


5 Lean Manufacturing Principles Training Course

Our Lean Manufacturing Training Course is designed to help you apply the 5 Lean Manufacturing Principles in your operations functions. We’ll help you to understand 

  • How you can understand and deliver increased VALUE to your customers
  • How to map the many steps your products take to complete the journey through your organisation – this is known as VALUE STREAM MAPPING.
  • FLOW – the progress of your products should be seamless from step to step, with no waiting, delays or repetition. Using the maps we can remove the wasted activity that reduces flow.
  • PULL – probably one of the most misunderstood aspects of  Lean Manufacturing. If you have a workstation that makes 4 items per day but it feed a work station that can only needs 2 a day – why are you running it at 4? Your business will have a maximum output, dictated by a bottleneck. We help you find these and remove them.
  • PERFECTION – how do you do improvement every day, aim for continuously improving and still get products out.

Lean Manufacturing Training Course – What Are The Objectives?

In simple terms, our Lean Manufacturing Training Courses help you create more value, for you and your customers, with fewer resources.

We teach you to review your planning activities to ensure you are effective, making what you need, when you need it.  Then we’ll help you to begin discovering the 7 Wastes (wasted time and effort) which allows you to begin reducing unwanted activities or process that do not add value to a product or service for a customer.

Remove the wasted time and effort and you achieve 2 main business objectives;

  1. Quicker Delivery Time – the time from start to finish of a product is reduced giving you shorter lead times.
  2. Lower Costs – if you remove wasted time and effort you will lower costs. 

Lean Manufacturing encourages organisations on a path towards continuous improvement. It supports a long-term process where small changes are consistently and continuously implemented to business processes. These small incremental changes are focused on increasing the quality, efficiency and effectiveness of your business. 



Lean Manufacturing Delivers

Productivity and Efficiency Through Lean Management in the UK

Lean Manufacturing Training Course – How Long Does It Take to Get Certified

A Lean Manufacturing Training and Productivity Improvement course should be one on which you are taught the right principles, tools and techniques for your business. One on which you are  observed during implementation of these, coached and  given feedback.

The focus shouldn’t be on 3-5 consecutive days, away from the workplace, with a group of people who know little about your business, sharing generic examples to gain a certificate.

A typical productivity improvement training course with Levantar consists of a number of training sessions; split across several weeks.

After each improvement training module individuals are given 121 support in the production and operations workplace.

This helps them to get insights into how to implement the lean manufacturing tools into their daily lives.

It also gives them insights into how to bring others on board and to gain their buy-in. In other words how to SUSTAIN the change.


WORK SMARTER NOT HARDER IS THE AIM – How Do You become a Lean Practitioner?

We know that any improvement work taught has to go hand in hand with your daily business operations.  In reality you and your staff have to improve your business whilst still delivering to your customers at the same time. You often won’t have the luxury of stopping work, stopping production, stopping answering emails, chase orders etc  to do improvements for a week.

You become a Lean Practitioner by observing, listening, doing, checking and starting back with observing.

You become a Lean manager by doing this constantly and consistently day-in, day-out so that it becomes a habit for you and your staff. 

You do it by tracking performance and by communicating day-in, day-out, not just when you think it’s suitable.

In our opinion you can you can call yourself a Lean Practitioner when you are using the principles of Lean to drive your business every day, not just when a new project comes along. 


Our lean training services are based on our considerable operations management experience we have. All of our consultants have run Factories and Manufacturing Plants as senior managers through to Operations Director level.

Maybe you have a single site project in mind, or perhaps you have a thought that you need training across a series of sites or you want to improve Manufacturing and the support areas – Finance, Product Development. 

Whatever you need we can flex our Productivity Improvement courses to suit the outcomes you are looking for. 


DID WE TELL YOU? Our Lean Manufacturing Courses are designed and are delivered by Mark Greenhouse, an Master of Engineering and  Neil Harvey, an ACMA, CGMA Finance professional.

I understood Lean more in the first 5 minutes of training than I’ve learnt from 4 previous courses!!

Production Manager – Assembly Build

Do you want to learn all Lean Manufacturing Improvement 50 before you start trying to improve?

Did you teach your child how to swim front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly, diving, lifesaving all in one go? Why do this with improvement training?

WHY attend a 5 day Training course (at a discounted rate obviously), at a hotel somewhere away from your workplace to learn everything BEFORE you apply it?

How Does a Lean Manufacturing Training Course Help You?

It gives you the chance to learn from and work with experienced  sets of eyes and ears.  

It gives you the chance to understand how see the ROOT CAUSES OF PROBLEMS. 

It gives you the chance to learn how to DELIVER MORE FOR YOUR CUSTOMERS.

It gives you the chance to start removing the things that frustrate you every day;

  • Shortages
  • Rushed or Late Customer Deliveries
  • Quality Failures
  • Lack of Ownership
  • Skills Shortages

Think about FRUSTRATIONS for a moment – you know the things you share about your day at work when you get home, go the pub, talk to your friends about the business.

Lean Manufacturing Productivity – How Many Frustrations Do You Have?

It’s really simple to find out.

Ask your staff what stops them doing their job, stops them getting on with it? 

Ask them what frustrates them about doing the job and listen to their replies.

Listen to their replies, don’t dismiss.

While you’re at it, why not estimate how many times each of them happen each week and how much time you lose sorting them out.

A Manufacturing Productivity Example

A stores person takes a list of components and walks around the stores collecting component parts for an assembly. (The list came from the company) The parts are in part number order, not the order they are stored in or are used in.

The employee tick them off as they go, placing them in bags with the component id on, the bags go in a big box.

They are delivered to the engineer who must first, sort all the bags into the right order, checking that they have all the right parts and numbers of parts.

How much wasted time is in there? How much work is duplicated?

Why can’t the stores person deliver the parts in the right order to the engineer and help them focus on just building? Thereby increasing their productivity?

There are simple solutions to this and the many other frustrations you have.

Read Our Lean Manufacturing Blog for our latest insights to productivity and efficiency improvement in factories and operations management.

Go here for our general Lean Improvement Stories can be found here.

LEVANTAR     (verb) – to lift, to raise up

Providing Productivity Improvement Workshops to Leeds University and Goldman Sachs