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Lean Course (QM310-1)

February 7 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

$499.99 - $599.00

Instructor: Roy Kinkaid

ASQ RU: 0.8   Prerequisite: None required but an understanding of quality tools helpful.

Lean – a methodology for identifying non-value added activities and waste in all sectors:  manufacturing, service, health care, education and non-profit.

Proposed Benefits:

Lean is a structured methodology, often associated with Six Sigma (a process improvement methodology) that identifies opportunities for reducing waste, and non-value added activities, reducing costs and improving process throughput. In this one-day session participants will learn to apply the methodology to effect improvement.

ASQ definition: Producing the maximum sellable product or services at the lowest operational cost.

MIT definition: Its goal (Lean) is to incorporate less human effort, less inventory, less time to develop products and less space to become highly responsive to customer demand while producing top quality/service in the most efficient and economical manner possible.

Participants will learn to:

  • identify a process (opportunity) for improvement
  • write a clear statement of the problem to be worked on
  • set a goal for improvement and a time frame for achieving the goal
  • calculate potential cost savings
  • stages of a successful team
  • identify process data available and process data needed
  • analyze data (data – information – knowledge – improvement)
  • create process maps that are part of the Lean methodology
  • perform root cause analysis
  • implement a control plan to maintain gains

Tools included in the training:

  • Lean tools: Process Mapping, Swim Lane Mapping, Value Stream Map, SIPOC and 5S.
  • Basic quality tools to include: data analysis tools – Mean, Range, Standard Deviation, Trend Chart, Pareto, Fishbone Diagram, 5 Whys and Cost of Quality.
  • Please bring your laptop. Materials will be distributed via USB Flash Drive at the session. We are going paperless.

About the instructor: Roy Kinkaid

Roy Kinkaid is an independent consultant (25+ years’ experience) with an extensive background in the implementation of various quality management systems – Lean/Six Sigma, Baldrige, Continuous Improvement and Total Quality Management.

Roy has a degree in management, statistics, from Philadelphia University, is a Six Sigma Black Belt, Baldrige Examiner, and a senior member of the ASQ.

He has process improvement experience in manufacturing, service, non-profit, education, and healthcare, helping organizations to achieve six sigma levels of quality. Roy has hands on experience with change management, coaching and facilitation skills necessary to implement a quality program. He has extensive experience working in Europe, the UK and Asia.

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Refunds provided if class is not held.

Payment for the course is due by the first class unless prior arrangements are made with the section,

Payment Options

PayPal option: PayPal –  follow the instructions on the registration page.

Pay by Check. Make check payable to:

    ASQ Section Treasurer

    c/o Steward Roseman

    1217 Hartranft Ave, Fort Washington, PA 19403

Pay by invoice. Send PO to Section Treasurer Steward Roseman stew1217@gmail.com. Provide name of contact person to receive the invoice.

General information:

If the course is held during the day, except where noted, lunch and morning and afternoon breaks are included in the fee. Emergency cancellation notification is to the mobile phone number you provided at registration.

FYI: This course can be held at your company with a minimum of 6 or 8 attendees at a reduction from the classroom based fee. Except for the Certification Exam Preparation courses, this course can be customized to subjects and issues at your company. The company must take care of breaks and lunch and a suitable training area and projection equipment. The course curriculum, time and date are negotiated directly with the instructor. A proposal will be submitted based on the understanding of your requirements. If interested, contact: Roy Kinkaid 917-353-5342, rkinka@hotmail.com

Questions and emergency contact: Roy Kinkaid 917 353 5342, rkinka@hotmail.com


February 7
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
$499.99 - $599.00
Event Category:


Philadelphia Section – American Society for Quality