Bring lean theory to life with our engaging lean simulation

  • 90 minutes to 1 day
  • Introductory onwards
  • 3-15 participants 

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It’s right for you if: You want to bring lean to life in an engaging and memorable way.  It’ll help you bring teams up to speed with the lean, and most importantly get them ready to apply their learning.

What’s included: In a tailor-made carry case you’ll receive over 300 MTa KanDo Lean component parts, along with a facilitator guide, participant workbooks, and support materials.

When to use it: When you need an expertly crafted lean simulation game to introduce lean principles and get participants to think about how they can unleash the benefits of lean in their organisation.

5 phases covering all lean learning outcomes, with the first 2 ideal for people who are new to the concept

Phase 1: The 7 wastes

This energetic and thought-provoking phase introduces the 7 wastes of lean. Expect a chaotic and noisy production run, untidy workplaces, badly organised workflow, a poor understanding of the customers’ requirements and plenty of identifiable waste!

Phase 2: 5S

As familiarity with the product and the implementation of 5S (Sort, Set in Order, Standardise, Shine, Sustain) begins to improve productivity, what are the implications for levels of work in progress (WIP)? In this phase, participants feel the benefits of an organised workplace and explore problems associated with batch production and high WIP.  

Phase 3: The power of pull: a visual workplace

This phase introduces Kanbans – visual triggers to control production – with the intended result of dramatically reducing WIP levels. As communications become streamlined and planning continues to be refined, how much of an improvement will participants achieve in time to produce?

Phase 4: Let’s flow

Lean simulation games must mirror the real-life demands of the workplace. This phase introduces variation and explores possible responses: will participants maintain their commitment to pull when receiving a forecast from the customer? What are the pros and cons of various possible approaches?

Phase 5: Putting it all together

Here a dispersed supply chain is simulated, giving participants the chance to apply their newly acquired knowledge in a different setting. Prompts encourage thought about customer relationships, avoidance of shortages, simplification of supply chains, and removal of information and real world applications.

Cultivate an environment of continuous improvement

Build on expertise: Each phase introduces lean using a progressive and logical approach.

Effortless facilitation: MTa Online resources and supporting materials make the whole process seamless, from setup to learning transfer.

Generate excitement and buy-in: For lean to land in your workplace, your people need to be on board. This kit is designed to foster real interest and involvement.

Instil lasting change: Review prompts at the end of each phase invite participants to reflect upon and consolidate their learning, leading to lasting outcomes.

Transferable skills: KanDo Lean links directly back to the workplace, empowering participants to go further.

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"KanDo Lean shows the advantages of visual systems and continuous improvement.”

5 October 2022

Muller UK

"...an awesome hands-on learning opportunity..."

3 October 2022

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U.S. Air Force

An excellent, stimulating and fun environment in which to learn.

11 February 2022

Wendy Garner, Senior Lecturer - School of Engineering

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£1,045.00

  • Over 300 component parts in a tailor made carry case
  • Facilitator guide & participant workbooks
  • MTa user license
  • MTa support materials
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