Lean Strategy and Development

Embedding Lean into the company to deliver continuous, sustainable business improvement

The Lean and Six Sigma tools have become well known for their ability to empower an entire workforce and improve business performance. Improvements come from the people who do the work and at a level of detail that management could not hope to have time to address.The tools all deliver benefits, but in different areas and in different ways. So there is a need to connect the Lean activities to business priorities.  It is management’s role to sponsor and guide the lean teams to deliver increased value for the business.

ICN consultants are experienced subject matter experts who can help you to test and assess the current lean state of the business and then implement your lean approach. This will include training and support for the lean teams and assistance to the management teams to sponsor, steer and support them.

High quality lean training sessions are offered by ICN - to support the initiated change process in consulting projects and to ensure permanent results. Training can be adapted to all hierarchical levels - for production operators to senior managers. Training can be customized to the individual needs of companies, can be held globally at your sites or at one of the learning factories ('Lean Factory') in Prague or Cologne.

ICN training combines the know-how of subject matter experts with experience of international lean projects. They typically follow a modular, games-oriented approach. The content is taught in a practical manner and participants can understand and link the experience to their own environments. 

Typical ICN training modules are:

  • Lean Product Strategy and Product Design
  • Lean Production Systems, Just-in-Time
  • SMED (single minute exchange of die)
  • Kanban
  • 5 S
  • Lean Shopfloor-Management
  • TPM (Total Productive Maintenance)
  • Lean Logistics
  • Lean Administration
  • Change Management
  • Leadership in LEAN Enterprises