Using data to drive lean

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A half day workshop for businesses wanting to apply digital tools and lean analysis methods to reduce waste and improve productivity.   For example by:

  • Collecting and analysing operational data to determine the incidence and causes of failure;
  • Using Machine Learning algorithms to identify features within operational process that influence waste and productivity;
  • Applying optimisation analytics to maximise overall performance taking a wide range of operational and organisational features into account.

Workshop purpose:

To show management teams how to plan for the use of digital tools and data in support of lean operations – to identify and collect the data needed, develop the right performance measures, diagnose the causes of waste and of failure, to apply machine learning to discover the features that enhance and hinder productivity.

To guide the team through developing a plan – completing as many steps as possible within the bounds of the workshop – and demonstrating how to complete any steps remaining.

Programme outline:

Introduction to the Data for Lean Planning Framework.

Define the measurement and analysis objectives.

Establish how to identify and collect the right data.

Review of lean 6 Sigma diagnosis methods.

Introduction to machine learning within the lean context.

Research into digital options for analysis and machine learning.

Pre workshop diagnostics:

Business managers will be invited to complete a diagnostic survey that will aid the design of the workshop.  This will capture learning objectives, initiatives already underway, and areas of critical importance for the business.

Post workshop mentoring:

Delegates can receive free on-line mentoring support for one week following the workshop in order to complete the data for lean plan.


For a half day workshop:  £360 plus VAT.

This price may vary depending upon the length of the workshop and whether there are specific requirements that need to be met.

The workshop can be presented in-person or on-line.  If in-person, travel and subsistence costs may be incurred.

If on-line mentoring support is required beyond the week following the workshop, this will be charged on an hourly basis.

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