Lean Unit 7: Problem-Solving Principles & Tools is a one-day, instructor-led course that describes the Lean Problem-Solving Process and illustrates how to use tools to solve problems in a Lean manner. Following this course, students will be able to:
Define the difference between traditional and Lean problem solving
Describe how to create a team environment to solve problems
Explain how to create trust to avoid problems
Describe observation walks
Identify root causes of problems
About the Lean Construction Education Program (LCEP):
Lean Construction is based on the holistic pursuit to optimize efficiency, maximize value, and minimize costs through all phases of a construction project: planning, design, construction, activation, operations, maintenance, salvaging, and recycling. Everyone related to the construction process has an incentive to get the project done faster and at a lower cost - from the project owners who want to see tangible results for their investment, to the contractors and designers who want to do their job well and move on to the next project.
AGC of America developed the 7-unit Lean Construction Education Project (LCEP) to help contractors develop the knowledge needed to build projects using Lean practices. Construction professionals at all experience levels will learn the building blocks necessary to transform their projects and companies into a Lean operating system.