Key U.S. Players that Influenced Lean Manufacturing

Learn how some of the top thinkers in the United States helped contribute to, and shape, the conception of Lean Manufacturing’s principles…

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Course Overview

Learn how some of the top thinkers in the United States helped contribute to, and shape, the conception of Lean Manufacturing’s principles. Examine Frederick Taylor’s legacy as the father of standard work, a key lean principle.

Delve into Henry Ford’s contributions to manufacturing but also his long-standing legacy in determining how workers are treated within the manufacturing industry. Learn how you can follow in his footsteps and empower and engaging your workforce drawing on his techniques.

Examine William Deming’s humble beginnings and his commitment to waste elimination and complete your tour of American Lean thought leaders with Joseph Juran’s philosophy of defect elimination. Juran’s studies were instrumental in promoting quality control and human resistance to change and his ideas left a lasting impression on Lean thinking.

Why take this course?

Sometimes to see the benefits of a subject it is helpful to take a look at the brilliant minds behind its invention.

What am I going to learn?

  • The U.S. players that contributed to the Lean methodology and their story

Who is the intended audience?

People who are looking for background information on Lean

What are the prerequisites?

A basic understanding of the tools and techniques of Lean

What am I going to receive?

  • A U.S.-oriented historical background to Lean
  • PDF transcripts for your review
  • A list of the terms used in the videos and their definitions
  • Power Point presentations to support your learning
  • A badge rewarded upon successful completion of the course

Course Curriculum

Frederick Taylor, the Father of Standardized Work03:18
Henry Ford and his Mass Production Line03:28
Fordism – the Legacy of Technique and Employee Treatment03:52
W. Edwards Deming, Examiner of Wastes04:51
Joseph Juran, Philosopher of Defect Elimination02:35
Quiz – Key U.S. Players that Influenced Lean Manufacturing00:15

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