Lean Thinking and Value Stream Mapping Training

Develop the analytical skills you need to save resources and improve the workflows of your operations.

This 1-day Lean Thinking VSM course will teach you how to “think in a Lean mode”.

This course is ideal for introducing your staff to Lean thinking principles and quickly launch small improvement projects. Presented in the form of a serious game, it’s a great way to start thinking collectively on how to improve your work processes. You can use that training to improve and streamline activities between different departments and teams.

Objectives of the Lean Thinking training course:

The Serious Game for your team or department

Practical information

1 day

Certified trainer

Price per group of max 12 people

No prerequisites


On demand intra-company

Training program and pedagogy

Our teaching methods encourage active participation and collaboration among participants. They include problem-solving, simulations, tests, and the use of serious games. These activities present engaging challenges that encourage participants to fully immerse themselves in the learning process.

Context :

  • Need for economy of resources and fluidity in operations

Target audience :

  • Future Lean Managers, Yellow Belts, Green Belts, Black Belts, Master Black Belts
  • Team leaders or lean relays
  • Analysts and process architects
  • All sectors (industry and services)

Training objectives :

  • Learn how to improve the flow of activities in Kaizen Event mode
  • Learn how to eliminate waste and make operations more fluid
  • Learn how to improve a process for the benefit of all stakeholders (customer, worker, owner)
  • Visualize flows (physical or information) and define the most efficient and effective flow

Program :

  • History and positioning of Lean Management
  • DMAIC method and Kaizen Event
  • The Three Voices
  • Effectiveness and efficiency
  • Process capacity
  • Work in progress and flow management
  • Process delay and Little’s law
  • Flow maps including Value Stream Map (VSM)
  • Capacity analysis and rhythm diagrams
  • Value added analysis
  • Process Cycle Efficiency
  • Elimination of waste
  • Flow optimization including theory of constraints and line balancing
  • Flow redesign including continuous flow
  • Maximum acceptable workload

Serious game: the group experiments in the classroom the Lean improvement method (Kaizen Event) on a role play simulating an end-to-end business process (receipt of orders, processing, billing, shipping).

You want to develop Lean Thinking skills in your team or department?

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