Lean Tools

This project includes a complete course design for teaching the course with related learning materials. It also includes a sample schedule for delivering the course. **** In LEAN TOOLS learners will examine the lean tools available to identify and eliminate waste from a process. Learners will examine the benefits and challenges of conducting a 5S strategy and visual management in the workplace. Leaners will utilize process mapping and value stream mapping techniques to identify waste in the process and develop plans to reduce and/or eliminate identified waste. Learners will examine the role SMED (single minute exchange of dies) and TPM (Total Productive Maintenance) play in a lean enterprise.
Primary Material Type:
Other Material Types:
Southwest Wisconsin Technical College
Funding Source:
5S, Cultural Resistance, Mistake Proofing, Peer Evaluation, Value Stream Mapping, Lean Value, Standardized Work, Total Production Maintenance, OEE (Overall Equipment , Effectiveness), A3, Quick Change Over, SMART Goals, Root Cause Analysis

Industry / Occupation

Industry Partner:
College collaborated with the program advisory committee.
Industry Sector:
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services (54)
Architecture and Engineering Occupations -- Industrial Engineering Technicians (17-3026)

Education / Instructional Information

Instructional Program:
Precision Production (48)
Credit Type:
  • Credit
Credential Type:
  • Associate Degree
Educational Level of Materials:
  • 1st year Community College or equivalent
  • 2nd Year Community College or equivalent
Time Required:
3 semester credits/54 hours
English (United States)
Interactivity Type:
Presentation only - requires user to navigate through content.
Quality Rubric:
Quality Note:
The course was developed by a faculty member at the college and reviewed by the college Instructional Designer. Course materials were then reviewed by the Interface Grant Instructional Designer. Finally courses were sent to a Third Party reviewer for both ID and SME review. Colleges used local quality rubrics and an Interface rubric. The Interface specialist used the Interface Rubric and the third party reviewer used the Third Party rubric.
Quality of Subject Matter was assured by:
  • Using an approved rubric to conduct the evaluation of the instructional materials and providing a report
  • SME Quality Report is posted in Skills Commons
Quality of Online/Hybrid Course Design assured by:
  • Custom Quality Rubric
  • Expertise of Project's Instructional Designers
Course Note:
Supply Chain Management


Accessibility Statement:
Accessibility Features:
  • Text Access - Text to Speech
  • Text Adjust - Compatible
  • Text Adjustment - Adjust Font and Colors
  • Reading Layout - Reflow the Text
  • Reading Order - Digital resource layout
  • Table Markup
  • Hyperlinks Rendered As Active
  • Colors Compatible With Assistive Technology
  • Contrast Ratio of at Least 4.5:1.
  • Non-Decorative Images Have Alt Text

Copyright / Licensing

Primary License:
Creative Commons License
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