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Aug 2020

Applying Lean Thinking to Improve Productivity, Enhance Organizational Effectiveness and Achieve Higher Growth

Course Information

Start Date31 Aug 2020, Monday
End Date31 Aug 2020, Monday
Time09:00 am - 05:00 pm
Venue100 Orchard Road, Concorde Hotel Singapore
Fee$600 (Excluding GST) Inclusive of hotel buffet lunch, light refreshments and course materials
Contact6720 3333 (Ms Chye Fen) training.aventis@gmail.com
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31 Aug 2020 (Mon)

9 Nov 2020 (Mon)

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Banish Waste, Reduce Stress, Enhance Productivity and Create Growth in Your Organization.

How Lean Thinking Can Help In Your Organisation Success?

Numerous studies have shown that we only add value around 5% of the time within our business operations; the remaining 95% is a waste! Imagine if you could remove that 95% wasted time and effort; what would it do for you and your organizations? Research conducted by the Lean Enterprise Research Centre (LERC) found that 60% of Improving productivity is through Identifying and cutting out “Non-Value Add” activities

Looking at how to do more with less? Do you need to improve your company’s lead time, process and productivity? Do you wish to eliminate waste and reduce cost but not sure how to do it?

The Lean thinking is a logical and systematic approach that focuses on creating an organization environment that continuously seek and eliminate the waste. When properly deployed, the organization will have evolved into a learning organization that continuously improve on its processes It is a revolutionary approach to business that’s being adopted around the world and is rapidly changing the way companies operates.  The rapidly changing business environment adds on to the growing importance of LEAN THINKING for businesses. Lean is about doing more with less. 

Objectives of Lean Thinking

The objective of Lean is to create more value for customers, while at the same time reduce the resources required. It focuses on elimination/ reduction of waste, improving flow & velocity, reducing lead time. There are many organizations which have below than average performance on the bottom line over the years, equating to unrealized potential. Lack of knowledge on priority execution, and the willingness to perform that execution become the primary causes. These result in poor planning and goal setting, where taking things for granted represents the symptoms of the problems. Do your people feel stressed, busy all the times? Is it a case of busy bee but no honey? Do the departments look like a hive of activities relating to the fire brigade? Time Management or TM requires total involvement and consistent execution to counter these problems.

Adopting Lean thinking at Work to Enhance Workplace Productivity, Reduce Stress and Achieve Sustainable Growth

In this workshop you will learn to identify your thinking and behaviour patterns that trigger ineffective emotional stress responses that lead to distress. You will also be learning on the proper time management skills that could possibly lead to stress. Having a proper time management and stress management skills will allow you to lead your life comfortably and productively.


In addition, you will learn to understand your emotions associated with your stress such as anxiety and frustration and how you can deal with these emotions using the techniques taught in this workshop.

Key Takeaways
  • How to apply LEAN Thinking to Goal setting & prioritization
  • To introduce the concept and principles of Lean
  • To highlight the importance of waste elimination in an organisation
  • To illustrate the importance of creating organisational enablers for Lean implementation
  • To show how Lean impacts the bottom line
  • Provide a “kick-off” to the Lean journey
Program Content
  1. Introduction & Overview of LEAN THINKING
  2. Search for Waste and Basic QC Tools
  3. Lean Principles and Lean Thinking Deployment
  4. Aligning Lean with Business / Strategic Objectives
  5. Waste Identification and Elimination
  6. Overview of Lean Tools
  7. Organising the Operations to Meet Customer Demand Rate
  8. The Relationship between Quality and Lean
  9. Effective Strategies for Lean Implementation
  10. Aligning Lean Projects Selection with Business Objectives
Who Will Benefit Most

Now is the time to think Lean! This course is highly beneficial to:

  • Managers, Executives, Officers, those in the Supervisory capacity, and operatives from all departments who want to strive for a low-stress and time-efficient work environment.
  • Management and supervisor in manufacturing, products and service sectors,
  • Process and Quality Engineers. Professionals who are involved in project for productivity, quality or efficiency improvement in their organizations.
  • All personnel directly involved with the Lean initiative from both the manufacturing and service (including banking and finance, logistics, healthcare, government and public service) sectors.

“Straight to the point and comprehensive in his training. There are lots of discussions and room for clarifications with Andrew and with fellow participants to understand topics and learn how to apply the knowledge in the workplace.”

“Andrew always uses a lot of real life examples to put across the key concepts.”

“The trainer Andrew has many life experiences to share related to the training and kept his teaching very interesting and memorable.”

Trainer Profile

Personal and Organisational Effectiveness Master Trainer: Andrew Cheah

Andrew Cheah has been a trainer and management consultant since 1991, specialising in the areas of performance management, productivity improvement, behavioural change and leadership. Andrew has trained clients from diverse industries such as in banking, insurance, hospitality, sales and distribution, manufacturing, food, property development, government/public services, and higher education. Being tri-lingual (English, Mandarin, and Malay Languages), Andrew has extensive regional exposure in Singapore, United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, China, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam. In addition to training, Andrew has guided and provided consulting services to clients, leading to one of them winning the prestigious Malaysian National Productivity Award presented by the previous Malaysian Prime Minister, Tun Dr. Mahathir.

Andrew has also been invited to speak in events such as International Conference on Best Practices, which was graced by senior officials from the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (MITI), sharing the stage with Professor Michael Gregory of the University of Cambridge, Mr Dieter Heyl (2007 Vice President of Mercedes Benz Malaysia), and Dr Marcus Chao, President of Lean China Enterprise Inc.

Andrew has an MBA degree qualification with the University of Portsmouth, UK. At the professional level, Andrew has a certificate in Blue Ocean Leadership Masterclass, as well as Leading Dimensions Profiling Trainer Certification (LDP certified). In addition to being a qualified ISO9000 assessor, his experience in international consultancy has also earned him a membership with the Association of Productivity Specialist in New York.