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There are many tools and techniques that have proved to be valuable to businesses in applying the Lean Approach. These include:

  • Value stream mapping, a visual tool that helps to identify and map the flow of activities required to create and deliver a product or service
  • The 5S methodology for organising and cleaning up the workplace to improve efficiency and safety
  • The Kanban system for managing work flow by using visual signals to control the flow of materials and information
  • Kaizen - a Japanese term for continuous improvement - exploring a philosophy of making small, incremental changes to processes on a regular basis to improve efficiency and effectiveness.

These approaches and tools can be explored on Bywater’s range of Lean training courses.

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