Georgia Tech Professional Education

Lean Boot Camp – Training a Lean Champion

Available dates

Mar 10—13, 2020
4 days
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
USD 1245
USD 311 per day
Aug 4—7, 2020
4 days
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
USD 1245
USD 311 per day
Nov 10—13, 2020
4 days
Atlanta, Georgia, United States
USD 1245
USD 311 per day


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About the course

In the Lean Boot Camp course, you will discover how lean techniques impact profit, lead time, inventory, quality, and customer service. This is an interactive, hands-on experience in a team environment, blending lecture, discussion and simulations. You'll learn about the most common lean tools and techniques, such as Value Stream Mapping, 6S, set-up reduction, and visual management, as well as the principles behind the tools.

What You Will Learn

  • Waste identification and reduction
  • Practical problem solving
  • The people side of lean
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Common tools of lean

How You Will Benefit

  • Recognize the value of lean techniques.
  • Map both current and future value streams within your organization.
  • Identify appropriate techniques for improvement.
  • Practice team building and kaizen events.
  • Understand the tools, principles, and language of lean

Course Content


  • Value Stream Mapping
  • 6S workplace organization
  • Standardized work


  • Setup time reduction
  • Pull systems
  • Layout and material flow


  • How to build quality into the process
  • Mistake proofing
  • Problem solving with Plan-Do-Check-Act


  • Cross-functional kaizen teams
  • How to engage people: every person, every day


  • How to communicate through visual management
  • How to change management and project selection

Who should attend

This course is designed for vice presidents, directors, plant managers, operations managers, and manufacturing engineers. It also is relevant for anyone in your organization who is interested in lean techniques or has job duties that include process improvement.

Trust the experts

Sam Darwin

Sam Darwin is a project manager with the Lean Services Group. He has been assisting companies initiate Lean efforts since 1995 and first began implementing Lean at Schlumberger Industries in 1992. Sam specializes in implementing cellular manufacturing and pull systems and in assisting companies d...


Kelley Hundt

Kelley Hundt is a manufacturing systems project manager at the Georgia Institute of Technology Enterprise Innovation Institute, a position in which she assists customers with information on available enterprise resources planning software, including the selection and implementation of such softwa...


Paul Todd

Paul J. Todd is a project manager for the Georgia Institute of Technology regional office in Macon. His work with companies in Georgia focuses mainly on lean manufacturing. In addition, he acts as a liaison to the larger Georgia Tech community for organizations in middle Georgia. Prior to joining...


Tim Israel

Timothy Israel is group manager for Lean Enterprise and Quality Services at the Georgia Institute of Technology Enterprise Innovation Institute. He and his 15-person staff work with companies and organizations to reduce waste and improve manufacturing operations by implementing continuous improve...


Tom Sammon

Tom Sammon is a Lean Services project manager for the Georgia Institute of Technology regional office in Carrollton where he focuses on implementing lean manufacturing practices and helping companies develop capital equipment applications. His 15 years of experience have been in the field of ind...


Damon Nix

Experienced lean/process improvement consultant with a history of value-added deliverables. Successful strategy leader for key industry segment within a management consulting organization. Adept at developing positive, sustained relationships from executive leadership to front-line employees. Eff...


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