Our experience shows that the application of Lean Thinking in the office and service functions of manufacturing companies is often overlooked or undeveloped, even though the approach may have been long established on the shop floor.

Ideal for both private and public organisations.

Learn the key principles and concepts of lean thinking.

Gain access and understanding of the Lean tool-kit.

Learn about the theory of constraints and tackling waste.

Learn about Lean and its links to Lean Six Sigma.

Training That Suits You


Catalyst provides three types of training so you can choose the best solution to suit you and your company

Open Classroom Training

Join us at our Open Programme in London.

£400 + VAT per delegate

In-house Training

Delivered inside your company or at a venue of your choice worldwide.

Contact us for a quote

Programme Details


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This one-day training workshop programme introduces the main principles and techniques of Lean Thinking. Detailed delegate materials will be provided and reinforced by interactive team based exercises to bring the concepts to life.

This training is suitable for anyone requiring an introduction to Lean thinking, practices and tools. Typical participants are process managers, process owners and team members. The will equip delegates with the knowledge to work effectively on everyday process improvement with some guidance from a Lean Practitioner or Green Belt. The course is suitable for transactional and manufacturing environments.

The programme provides a balance of theory and practical exercises to introduce and explain a wide range of issues, including:

  • Providing context and a brief history of Lean
  • The Toyota Production System
  • Key principles and concepts
  • The Lean tool-kit
  • The Theory of Constraints
  • Tackling waste
  • The implications for our measurement set
  • The link to Six Sigma
  • Introduction – 
    • Lean in a nutshell
    • Leading the vision
  • The origins of Lean
    • Brief History
    • Underlying principles
  • The 5 Key Principles of Lean Thinking
  • An Introduction to Waste
    • The 7(8) Wastes
  • Thinking about the customer and customer value
  • Understanding the data requirements
    • Using the right data
    • Deciding the right measures
    • Data Analysis
  • Identifying and Understanding the Value Stream
    • Going to the Gemba
    • Mapping the Process
  • Improving the Flow
    • The theory of constraints
    • Tackling the bottlenecks.
  • 5S in detail
  • Visual Management
  • Lean Solutions
  • Kaizen Events
  • Kai Sigma

Testimonials and Reviews


Catalyst are Consistently Excellent!

Feedback is consistently excellent with delegates scoring an average of 9 (out of 10). We’ve been using the industry standard NPS to measure customer satisfaction for over 5 years.

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How do I know this is the right course for me?

The programme provides an introduction to Lean principles and some key Lean tools and methods to enable you contribute to eliminating waste, solving problems and delivering sustainable performance improvements. Through taught content, discussions, group exercises and videos it engages delegates and builds awareness through a variety of media.

Call today on  +44 (0)845 345 2282 or drop us a line on info@catalystconsulting.co.uk and we’ll call you back.

Are there any pre-requisites to the course?

No pre-requisites are required for our Lean Awareness course. It provides a clear introduction for anyone new to Lean Thinking or process improvement.

How long do I have to complete a online course?

You will have online access for 12 months.

Do you offer discounts for groups?

Yes, we offer discounts for groups, please call us on  +44 (0)845 345 2282 for further information or email us at info@catalystconsulting.co.uk

Do I need a project to complete the course?

No. We do not require a project for training, though we strongly recommend that you accompany the coursework with a meaningful project.

A real-world project will significantly enhance the learning experience because you can use it to directly practice the concepts and tools as you complete the course. Successful project work is also required for any certification process.

What support do you offer to help me with the training?

Online delegates will be assigned one of our specialist  trainers as your personal tutor. Classroom delegates will be able to seek advice from their trainer and we can also provide consulting support for your projects if required.

Do I receive a training certificate?

Yes, you’ll be issued with an e-certificate which you can add to your LinkedIn profile.

How many CPD points is the course worth?

Our Lean Six Sigma for Design course is equivalent to 40 CPD points.

Can I upgrade to other courses after completion?

There are a number of upgrade possibilities to consider once you have completed the Lean Awareness programme. These include our Lean Practitioner, Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt or Green Belt, and Change Management programmes.

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