Genba Kanri Training

Our approach is geared to Clients’ needs and means - we prefer not offer set-piece, one-size-fits-all 'products' - but we are able to support people at all levels in the organisation to achieve their long-term business goals.

For a full data sheet on any subject, please use the 'contact' submission form, noting the P or T number


These are qualitative outlines of training programmes: they may include a number of interventions, involving presentations, supported practical activity, ‘homework’ and later review. Timing, duration etc. depend on your needs, capabilities and resources.

P1 Our Values and Approach We recognise that our motives and approach may not suit everyone - this datasheet will help you to determine whether or not we can work together.
P2 Our Training Mode recognises that there are no short cuts to effecting sustained behavioural change – we work on concepts, tools and systems, as they apply in your organisation.
P3 The Comprehensive Programme Summary illustrates a process for a company-wide programme, including many aspects of the approaches listed below.
P4 Foundations for Continuous Improvement - establishing the pre-requisite understanding and alignment for a company-wide CI programme.
P5 Workplace Organisation (5C) - optimising the content and configuration of the working environment in support of effective process management.
P6 Just in Time Manufacturing - imparting the disciplines of pull, flow, and tact to the process; exposing and reducing waste, irregularity and difficulty. Cellular Manufacturing; One-Piece-Flow; Mixed Production; Cost Down - are all popular themes for productivity!

Total Productive Maintenance

- getting the most from equipment through increased reliability, reduced cycle times, reduced maintenance time, extended life, and greater added-value.

P8 Total Quality Control - imparting the tools and techniques of problem solving and introducing a systematic approach to identifying and eliminating variation and problems.
P9 Service Process Improvement - defining very clearly what is needed in terms of Quality Cost and Delivery terms, and optimising the supply process - where information is the ‘product’. For office / admin processes.
P10 Quick Changeover - minimising the time taken for a machine or process to switch from one activity to another, enabling more frequent changes and inventory reduction.
P11 Standard Operations - standardising working methods, imparting confidence in the reliability and dependability of the process to achieve QCD targets, taking away waste and uncertainty.

Supplier Development  

- measuring, evaluating and developing the overall capability of suppliers.

P13 Workshop Management – a basic yet holistic approach to Supervisor development through classroom training and ‘hand on’ practical activity in the workplace
P14 First Time Quality – a Process and Results approach to setting ‘what’ standards for products and services, then establishing methods and process parameters to assure the ‘how’
P15 Genba Kanri – the prime foci of genba kanri: the role of the Supervisor as business manager of his/her section; Diagnosis as a driver of PDCA; QCDSPM dimensions for improvement.
P16 Six Sigma - a statistics-driven approach to QCD improvement, now embracing wider humanistic aspects of World Class practice

Training Courses

Discrete courses in support of an existing programme can also be delivered, tuned/themed to your organisation’s requirements. They are suitable for O - Operators; S - Supervisors; M - Managers


Days For
T1 Visual Management: visual control of things; visibility of information 3 S
T2 Problem Solving Tools & Techniques: an appreciation 1 S/M

Genba Kanri Diagnosis:  

benchmarking against the world-class workplace; improvement planning

3 M


for Genba Kanri  / World Class Manufacturing /  TPM / your theme

2 S/M/O
T5 Workplace Organisation: some theory, much application of 5Cs 2 S/O
T6 Lean Manufacturing: JIT-themed Workshops, process & results oriented. 5 S/M/O
T7 JIT Principles: simulation to convey 3 main points 1~2 S/O
T8 TPM Introduction: 25% ‘big picture’ explanation; 60% hands-on activity; 15% in-house programme planning. 3 S/M/O

Process Control:  

standardising  material, environmental, equipment process influences

3 O/S
T10 Materials Management: applying the 4 principles of stock control. Includes kanban simulation and installation. 3 O/S
T11 SMED: the rationale; tools and techniques; practical activity 3 O/S
T12 Standard Operations: imparting consistency to methods at minimum effort 3 O/S

Team Building:  

the theory – applied through working together in a ‘safe’ environment.

1/2 O/S
T14 Workshop Management: a hands-on residential course illustrating most aspects of shop-floor management. 4 S/M
T15 FTQ Workshop: eliminating the waste and frustration of rejects/ rework through FTQ mechanisms and systems. 4 O/S
T17 An Introduction to Six Sigma: a one-day seminar exploring the opportunities offered by this approach to continues improvement. 1 M
T17 Team Leadership: a residential event examining the theory of  - and practicing -  leadership skills 5 S/M
T18 Risk Assessment and Easy Working: understanding, identifying, and avoiding RSI -associated risks in genba.                       (click here for more) 1+ O/S/M


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