1 Day Lean Simulation Workshop


The objective of the Lean Simulation workshop is to provide the opportunity for participants to think about how Lean could be deployed in their workplace. The subject matter, principles and terminology are aligned with the ‘Competitive Systems and Practices’ courses which are nationally-accredited under the Australian Skills Quality Authority.

Efficiency Works will tailor the workshop agenda and training content to customer requirements, and to the workshop participants. The training workshop introduces the basic principles of Lean and is designed to develop and expand understanding of concepts like waste, customer value, workplace organisation, visual management, process improvement and teamwork, as well as the DMAIC problem-solving methodology.

The workshop is conducted over one day and comprises an iterative and enjoyable series of practical demonstrations that will challenge participants, transfer knowledge and develop basic skills that can be deployed in the workplace.

Under instruction and guidance from the Efficiency Works’ trainer, participants are arranged into groups and required to produce an outcome that is repeated over three stages of learning. Participant knowledge and skills are gradually increased, allowing them to see a direct correlation between the application of Lean and a resulting productivity improvement. This workshop is suitable for between 8 and 16 people.

As a minimum, participants learn the basic principles of the following Lean tools and techniques:

  • Value Stream Mapping – provides participants with a basic understanding of process analysis and describes value-adding activity, identifies waste and identifies business improvement opportunities
  • 7 Wastes – helps identify Value Adding and Non-Value Adding process activities
  • DMAIC/Root Cause Analysis/Problem Solving – (Define, Measure, Analyse, Improve, Control). Provides a structured and repeatable way to solve problems and sustain the outcomes
  • Visual Performance Management – shows participants a communication tool that helps to visualise workflow, monitor performance and identify and solve problems
  • 5S – demonstrates how to improve the workplace by simplifying, organising and sustaining a productive work environment
  • Just In Time – helps participants understand the benefits of providing products and services only as required by customer demand
  • Leadership & Teamwork – demonstrates how leadership and working as a team has a direct impact on productivity, team morale and workplace culture
  • Theory of Constraints – provides a basic understanding of a methodology for identifying the most important factor that stands in the way of achieving the group’s goals
  • Performance Measurement – develops an understanding of how to collect, analyse and report information and the value of measuring performance

The Lean Simulation workshop delivers the following outcomes for participants and the organisation:

  • A basic understanding of the principles, tools and techniques of Lean and a valuable first step towards further training
  • Business improvement knowledge and skills that can realise tangible benefits in the workplace
  • A heightened awareness of waste and how customer value is created
  • A positive impact on workplace behaviours and culture
  • A catalyst for a program of continuous improvement

The workshop is conducted over one day and comprises a combination of training delivery, presentations, case studies, facilitation and productive discussion that will challenge participants, transfer knowledge and develop skills that can be deployed in the workplace.

On the completion of the workshop each participant will be award with a certificate of achievement, in outlining the 9 STEPS of Values with-in Lean tools and techniques

Additionally, each participant will walk away with.

  • Better skills to facilitate continuous improvement in the workplace
  • Improved understanding of continuous improvement techniques
  • Opportunity to realise their full potential

The learnings are relevant and applicable to all types of organisations and to all levels of management, administration and delivery. Even though it is designed to provide entry-level understanding of Lean, the workshop provides a cogent refresher for business improvement specialists and other staff who have had previous exposure to the Lean tools and techniques. The workshop is suitable for:

  • Executives and managers
  • Supervisors
  • Frontline staff
  • Administration and support staff

Efficiency Works engage with professional facilitators that can deliver coaching, certified / non-certified training programs, team building, change management and leadership development services throughout all forms of business from the executive leadership team, senior managers, coordinators / team leaders and employees including contractors and volunteers where appropriate. Efficiency Works facilitators have a vast range of expertise from industry knowledge, practical application to formal qualifications with-in Training and Assessing.

Efficiency Works facilitators utilise a collaborative approach that quickly engages with participants, challenges thinking, transfers knowledge and builds skills. The facilitator utilises a combination of theory, learning exercises, visual aids, and group discussion to ensure that participants are fully engaged through-out the workshops and training programs.

All 1-Day Lean Simulation Training workshops conclude with a facilitated discussion that summarises the learnings and helps participants identify how the knowledge and skills can be applied in their workplaces.

The benefits of attending the 1-day simulation workshop will deliver the following outcomes for the organisation and the participants.

What is in it for your business?

  • Your staff working on improving your business with an experienced facilitator as a coach
  • Actual improvements to real business processes
  • Improved business environment for your people
  • More engagement from your staff

What is in it for your people

  • Better skills to facilitate continuous improvement in the workplace
  • Improved understanding of continuous improvement techniques
  • Opportunity to realise their full potential

What accreditation or recognition does this program have?

This is a non accredited program.

Does this program have any assessments requirements?

As a non-accredited program this course has no assessment requirements. The course contains a number of activities designed to reinforce the key skills and knowledge outcomes.

Who is my trainer for my program?

All of our trainers and assessors have extensive and current industry experience and qualifications that meet the national requirements for VET trainers.

Who do i contact in case of any query regarding my program?

For any program related queries, please email customer support at admin@efficiencyworks.com.au

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Webinar Registration: Building Organisational Resilience through Strategic S&OB and IBP

Join us in April for our next Webinar where Efficiency Works Consultant, James  Bierer will discuss Building Organisational Resilience through Strategic S&OB and IBP.

When: Tuesday 30 April 2024
Time: 12.00pm to 12:45pm
Where: Online