Lean Business Operations Mastery: Manufacturing Services

Lean Business Operations Mastery: Manufacturing Services

Lean Business Operations_Manufacturing Services

Career Training Certificate Program
Delivery: Online
Program Code: HGBSEONL-404
Total Study Hours: 60
Fees: ₦1,047,500 NGN

Learning Type: Self Paced
Hours of Access: 24
Duration of Access: 6 Months
Session Start Date:

How To Enroll

Call 0814-939-3435, or email your contact details including program of interest to info@huritt.com, and we will get back to you. You may also visit our office in Abuja, FCT to speak with a specialist.


A lean business eliminates waste and focuses on providing quality products and services on time and at a low cost. This Lean Mastery Online Training Program contains clear, concise information on transforming a business enterprise and making it lean. This online certificate program is offered in partnership with major colleges, universities, and other accredited education providers.

PMBOK® Guide, PMI®, PMP®, CAPM®, and the PMI R.E.P. logo are either marks or registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.


Upon completion of this program, you’ll:
• Recognize how the application of lean principles can substantially improve the operating and financial performance of any business
• Understand how to recognize and eliminate waste
• Know how to determine value added, non-valued-added, and non-value-added-but-required activities
• Be able to identify the value stream, how it’s mapped, and how to identify the areas that require improvement
• Be able to develop a road map and an implementation plan
• Understand policy deployment and why this is a critical part of any lean implementation process
• Recognize the fundamental importance of the Kaizen process, how it’s used in every aspect of a lean implementation, and how it’s used to change the culture
• Learn about the concept of design for manufacture and assembly and how design influences cost
• Gain a broad understanding of lean tools like 5S, Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), Kanban, visual workplace, error-proofing, and Scheduling
• Understand the role of accounting and how lean metrics must replace traditional metrics


Lean enterprise is a process designed to bring about rapid improvements to an organization’s performance through an overhaul of the value stream. It is composed of a comprehensive set of elements, rules, and tools that focus on value, waste elimination, and continuous incremental improvement.

As market forces dictate pricing and lead-time pressures, businesses need to focus on waste-free processes in order to grow margins and remain competitive. Lean uses specific concepts that are intended to provide excellent quality products, delivered on time, at the lowest total cost, and only on the specific demand of the customer. Companies transitioning to a lean culture are now seeing radical improvements in profitability, service levels, productivity, asset utilization, cash flow, inventory levels, product designs, quality, cycle times, and product costs.

The Lean Mastery Online Program contains clear, concise information on transforming an enterprise to lean. The program is packed with examples, photographs, graphics, quizzes, progress tests, case studies, and many interactive features that provide tips, “try this” exercises, and in-depth information.

Upon registering, you’re given an initial six months to complete the program. Should you need more time, you may request a six (6) month extension at no additional charge.


1. Foreword

a. Lean Enterprise Defined

b. How It All Began

2. The Need for Change

a. Why Change?

b. Benefits of Lean

c. The Evolution to Lean

d. Touring a Traditional Operation

e. Lean vs. Traditional Manufacturing

f. Batch and Queue

g. The Role of Management

h. Organization Changes

i. Resistance

j. The Role of Education

3. Lean Theory

a. Overview

b. Waste

c. The Types of Waste

d. Provide Value

e. Radical Change

f. Continuous Incremental Improvement

g. Lean Elements

i. Value

ii. Value Stream

iii. Flow

iv. Pull

v. Perfection

h. Lean Rules

i. Standard Work

ii. Limit Material Movement

iii. Limit People Movement

iv. Educate Everyone

i. Lean Tools Overview

i. Kaizen

ii. 5S

iii. TPM

iv. SMED

v. Process Mapping

vi. Takt
vii. Line/Work Balancing

viii. Kanban

ix. Mistake Proofing

x. Autonomation

xi. DFMA

xii. Visual Workplace

xiii. 5 Why

xiv. One-Piece-Flow

xv. Spider Charts

xvi. Spaghetti Charts

xvii. U-Shaped/Continuous Flow Cells

xviii. Rabbit Chase

xix. Six Sigma

xx. Focused Factory

4. Kaizen

a. Kaizen Defined

b. Philosophy

c. 10 Principals

d. Problem Selection

e. Guidelines

f. Value-Added, Non Value-Added, Non-Value-Added Required

g. Manufacturing Kaizen

i. Batch and Queue

ii. Manufacturing Kaizen Goals

iii. Manufacturing Kaizen Aspects

iv. Manufacturing Kaizen Presentation

v. Summary

h. Administrative Kaizen


5. Value Stream Mapping

a. VSM Defined

b. Purpose of VSM

c. Technology Used

d. The Current State Map

e. The Future State Map

f. Strategy

g. Getting Started

h. The Team

i. Developing a VSM

j. VSM Approach

k. Definitions and Icons

6. SMED (Single Minute Exchange of Dies)/Quick Change

a. Audi

b. Goals

c. Traditional Concepts

d. Inventory

e. Benefits

f. Rules

g. Internal vs. External Activities

h. Methodology

i. Observe and Document Current Process

j. Separate Internals from Externals

k. Develop Plan

l. Observe and Document New Process

m. Standardize New Process

n. Celebrate

7. TPM (Total Productive Maintenance)

a. Introduction

b. Definition

c. Alternatives

d. Prevention Principles

e. Obstacles

f. Types of Breakdowns

g. Deterioration

h. How TPM is Implemented

i. Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)

j. Calculating OEE

k. The Six Big Losses

l. Types of Maintenance

i. Preventive

ii. Breakdown

iii. Corrective

iv. Predictive

v. Maintenance Prevention

m. TPM Tools

n. Autonomous Maintenance

o. 7 Steps to Autonomous Maintenance

p. Skills Training

q. TPM Strategy

8. 5S

a. Introduction

b. Definition

c. Separate

d. Sort

e. Sweep

f. Standardize

g. Sustain

h. Safety

9. DFMA (Design for Manufacture and Assembly)
a. Definition

b. Traditional Approach

c. Concurrent Engineering

d. DFMA Principles

e. DFMA Rules

f. Why DFMA?

g. Design Techniques

h. Design Process

i. Design for Six Sigma Overview

j. DFMA Benefits

k. Product Release

10. Kanban

a. Introduction

b. Definition

c. Pull vs. Push Systems

d. Function

e. Applications

f. Information Flow

g. Types

h. Calculations

i. Information Requirements

j. Manufacturing Rules

k. Planner Rules

l. The Role of MRP

m. Electronic Systems

n. Inventory Carrying Costs

11. Other Lean Tools

a. Standard Work

b. Visual Workplace Management

c. Error Proofing (Poka-Yoke)

d. Scheduling and Leveling (Heijunka)

e. Value Selling

12. Lean and Six Sigma Overview

a. How Lean and Six Sigma Work Together

b. DMAIC Overview

13. Lean Accounting Overview

a. The Role of Accounting

b. Traditional v Lean Accounting

c. Implementing Lean Accounting

14. Implementing Lean

a. Putting it All Together

b. Lean Road Map

c. Policy Development

d. Lean Implementation Plan

e. Lean Metrics


This program is compatible with the Windows XP and later operating systems and IE 7 and later browsers.

The most commonly used lean forms will be available for download in Microsoft Excel format. Many of these forms are interactive and will perform calculations or build charts to be used in presentations. If you don’t have Excel on your computer, you can use a free download for an Excel viewer, which will be provided.


There are no specific prerequisites for this programme. This programme is for you if you’re an executive, manager, supervisor, professional, or anyone who needs to learn how to substantially improve business performance.


Brian Furlong is a seasoned senior executive with 30 years of experience in manufacturing and finance. After working domestically and internationally for major companies such as Emerson, Westinghouse, Invensys, and National Westminster Bank, Brian has in-depth knowledge of manufacturing and administrative processes. He has directed projects to start up plants in England, Ireland, Thailand, and Mexico and has completed acquisitions in England, China, and India. He’s a passionate advocate of lean enterprise and has successfully completed implementation in numerous facilities in the United States, Mexico, Europe, and Asia. Brian is the co-author of the book “The Elusive Lean Enterprise.”

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I register for a program if I am an international student?
Yes, because this certificate program is online, and you never have to actually travel to the school. We offer telephone or online registration.

2. How long does it take to complete a program?
All of our online programs are self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start them when you want and finish them at your own pace. Upon registering, you’re given six months to complete the program. Should you need more time, you may request a six-month extension at no additional cost. Pricing varies for extensions beyond six months.

3. Do I have to buy additional materials?
All the materials you’ll need are included, and their cost will be covered by your tuition. We will ship all materials ground service upon enrollment.

4. Can I get financial assistance?
HGBSE Online courses are non-credit courses, so they do not qualify for federal aid. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses.

5. What happens when I complete the program?
Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate of completion.

6. Am I guaranteed a job?
HGBSE Online program will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. We don’t provide direct job placement services, but our facilitators and career counselors will help you build your resume and are available to give advice on finding your first job. Facilitators will also be available to use as a professional reference upon completion of the program. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

7. Who will be my instructor?
Each student is paired up with a facilitator for one-on-one interaction. The facilitator will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our facilitators are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach.

8. What software or hardware do I need in order to take online program and what are the system requirements?
In order to take our online programs, you must have access to a computer and the Internet. You can access the program contents from any Web-enabled computer. You don’t have to use the same computer to log-in to the program every time. We recommend that you have a word-processing program (Microsoft Word is best) and the latest version of Internet Explorer.

9. Can I use a Mac?
Yes, this program is compatible with both PC and Mac computers.

10. How can I get more information about the program?
If you have questions that are not answered on our website, please feel free to contact us via email at info@huritt-edu.com. If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please feel free to send us a question using the “Contact Us” form. We will answer your questions promptly.

11. When can I start the program?
Our online programs are all open enrollment. You can register and start the program as soon as you are ready.

Please note: Once the program curriculum is accessed online or through submission of a material shipment confirmation, refunds cannot be issued.