Increase operational efficiency and remove waste.

Our LEAN workshops provide an understanding of LEAN principles, concepts and tools to help you increase efficiency and remove waste from your operations. Through lecture, discussion and group activities, participants will learn to use LEAN methodology to increase profits, productivity, customer satisfaction, and employee morale while reducing or eliminating operational waste.

Topics include:

  • Why is “Lean” so “Hot”?
  • Lean Philosophy and Mindset
  • Lean Methods and Tools
  • Value Stream
  • Eight Types of Waste
  • Workplace Organization (5-S Strategy)
  • Standardization
  • Visual Controls
  • Kaizen and Problem Solving
  • Lean Thinking

When you want the your team to see and feel what LEAN can be, we recommend our Essential Factory™ workplace simulation.

The Essential Factory™

A hands on approach to LEAN process improvement.

The Essential Factory™ is a structured experiential learning activity that goes beyond passive information transfer. It turns learning into skill competencies that can be transferred to the real workplace to achieve organizational goals. It accomplishes this by combining short topic lessons with a simulated, multi-sensory work process experience. The work process simulation creates an organizational climate where participants will have the opportunity to learn by doing and then apply the theory into practice.

Throughout the workshop, participants are coached to develop strategies and plans that apply their learned skills, tools and knowledge to their real work. The workshop includes building accountability and sustainability to assure learning is transferred into improved teamwork and process improvements.

As a result of this workshop, participants will be able to immediately apply skills that:

  • Reduce waste and unnecessary steps to improve productivity
  • Build effective work teams committed to achieving goals
  • Lead collaborative problem solving
  • Build a climate of trust and accountability
  • Accept, lead and sustain change
  • Become more effective communicators
  • Remove roadblocks that hinder improvement objectives

Get started improving your operational efficiency through leaning thinking today.

Contact Murray or call The Luminous Group today to learn more about our Leaning Thinking workshop. Simply fill out the contact form or give us a call.

For information about approach and ROI, read our case studies.

What do our clients have to say about working with The Luminous Group?

Gary Gabel
Founder of Infinite Learning

The Luminous Group has led hundreds of companies in process improvement. We have been around since 1999, and each of our consultants has more than 30 years of experience in their field. We have facilitated hundreds of LEAN training workshops and engagements, and we utilize our experience with many companies like yours to nurture an impactful learning environment.
“Murray is an outstanding business process consultant. He brings a strong engineering acumen to his work. He has developed a number of products and processes that can significantly impact the production of his clients. He has personally worked with me and for my organization. I have found him to be an excellent communicator, strong group facilitator, highly collaborative and always accountable to his clients. He brings a “systems perspective” to his work and provides great value whenever engaged in an assignment.”

Mark Schoenlein
Manager, engineering quality systems at Owens-Brockway Plastic Products

“Evaluation ratings from participants were very high. You seemed to become familiar with the organization after only a couple classes. Your industry background allowed you to relate to the participants and enhanced your credibility. They surveys conducted at the end of the first session helped you to shape a very effective generic case study for the packaging industry so that people from each of our different organizations could all relate to the materials.”