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Georgia Tech Professional Education

Lean Boot Camp: Training a Lean Champion

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Aug 6—9
4 days
Atlanta, GA, USA
USD 1245
USD 311 per day
Nov 12—15
4 days
Atlanta, GA, USA
USD 1245
USD 311 per day


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.


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 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 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...
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