The Lean Practitioner Course training centre in Bangladesh


The Lean Practitioner Course

  • Date : 22 - 23 February 2019
  • Duration : Day(9:30 AM-5:30 PM)
  • No. of Classes/ Sessions : 2 Days
  • Class Schedule : Friday and Saturday
  • Total Hours : 16
  • Last Date of Registration : 21 February, 2019
  • Venue : Bdjobs Training, BDBL Building (Level 19), 12 Kawran Bazar C/A, Dhaka 1215.


The Lean Practitioner Course is a course for Continuous Improvement Professionals who wish to learn how to improve processes by using Lean methods and tools.

A Lean practitioner is the initiator of Lean Improvement Processes and Lean Implementation. He / She has an excellent command of the Lean Methods and Tools, is familiar with Lean Principles and inspires others to participate in the Improvement Process.

Within organizations, Lean Practitioners are the specialists who make organizations excel and enthusiastically transfer the Lean principles onto others.

The most important subjects that will be covered in the course are:
• 7 types of wastes
• Client value
• Value Stream Mapping
• 5S
• Poka Yoke
• Improvement Boards
• Lean Project Management
• Data Analysis

During the Lean Practitioner course, the participants will learn how to apply the most important Lean principles, methods and tools in the field.

Participants achieve the following learning outcomes from the program:
• Conduct lean improvement activities in their own areas of responsibility
• Assist senior management in implementing Lean Principles in a wider manufacturing environment

After completion of the course, the Participant will be a step closer to becoming a Lean Practitioner, and a few steps closer to being an Agent of Operational Excellence.


Interactive, Workshop, and Project Driven Training

Contents of Training:

DAY 1:

Session 1: Lean Thinking
• History of Lean Manufacturing
• Differences between Lean Manufacturing and Mass Production
• The 5 Lean Principles
• Understanding Value (in the eyes of the customer)
• Recognizing the 7 wastes

Session 2: Takt Time and Standard Work
• The benefits of a Standard Work System
• The elements of Standard Work
• Conducting Process Observation to determine element cycle times
• Configuring Standard Work for minimum use of labor, materials and equipment
• Documenting results on a Standard Work Chart

Session 3: Lean Material Systems and Kanban
• The benefits of a Kanban system
• Selecting an appropriate Kanban system
• Setting up Kanban systems
• The benefits of a Timed Delivery route

Session 4 – Improvement Cycles
• Understanding the Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA) improvement cycle
• Selecting appropriate improvement tools
• Distinguishing between Root causes, Direct causes and Contributory causes
• Identifying appropriate Corrective and Preventive actions
• Construct a problem definition and SMART objectives
• Differences between Incremental and Breakthrough Improvement


Session 1: Value Stream Mapping
• The benefits of Value Stream Mapping
• The four stages of Value Stream Mapping
• Selecting appropriate products/product families
• Creating the Current State Value Stream Map
• Assessing the Current State Value Stream Map
• Developing the Future State Value Stream Map
• Creating an action plan to achieve the desired improvements

Session 2: Lean Foundations
• The benefits of Workplace Organization
• Implementing 5S Workplace Organization
• Implementing appropriate Visual Control Systems
• The benefits of Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
• Understanding the elements of the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) metric
• Implementing a basic Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) system to improve Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE)

Session 3: Quick Changeovers (The SMED System) and Kaizen Events
• The benefits of a Single Minute Exchange of Die (SMED) System
• The four stages of SMED
• Implementing SMED to reduce Changeover time
• The benefits of a Kaizen Events
• Appropriate situations for a Kaizen Event
• Selecting appropriate team-members
• Identifying Kaizen Event goals
• Participating in a Kaizen Event

Session 4: Quality, Mistake-proofing and Line Layout
• Understanding the interaction between quality and lean manufacturing
• The principles of Mistake-proofing
• Selecting appropriate mistake proofing devices
• Selecting or devising an appropriate line layout to minimize waste

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Resource Person

Sadat Shams, CSCM, PRINCE2®, IRCA LA

Managing Partner, Business Development and Strategy, Pyro Consult and Engineers

After graduating from Islamic University of Technology (IUT), OIC, Sadat Shams joined British American Tobacco Bangladesh in 2014 at the Operations Department, before leaving in November 2017.

At BATB, Mr. Shams, in his very first year, improved manufacturing output by 25% by improving machine efficiency and upskilling of people. Soon he was chosen to be a part of a specialized team to launch the Global BAT Project called Integrated Working System (IWS) in Bangladesh in 2015 and later coordinated the rollout of IWS throughout all machines in manufacturing in 2016 and 2017.

Simultaneously, he trained and developed more than 200+ shop floor employees in terms of Technical Skill, Efficient Machine Operation and EH&S. Simultaneously, he drove several projects like 5S and introducing Lean Methodologies to shop-floor employees to help achieve Operational Excellence.

In November 2017, Mr. Shams left BATB to pursue his career in the world of Consultancy and People Development, founding his firm The Glass Door CES. Simultaneously, he started pursuing Executive MBA at Institute of Business Administration (IBA), University of Dhaka.

So far, as an Auditor, he has conducted Safety Audits at several organizations, most significant being at OTOBI Limited, Chittagong Grammar School, G-Fifty Juice Factory, and Bashundhara Printing Limited.

As a consultant, he has worked with several organizations in building QMS and EHS Frameworks, most significant being MBioLogix, Bashundhara Printing and Process Automation Limited. He has also worked on several Feasibility Projects, including one for Daakbox, and lead 3 Feasibility Projects for Grant Thornton Bangladesh Limited.

He has also worked in the development sector, collaborating with Kaizen CRS, a reputed consultancy firm, to work on several projects, the most significant being at the European Union funded Shamerto Project, where he did research on the issues that hamper the business expansion of the SMCEs in Sherpur, Jamalpur, Gaibandha and Kurigram. His research also included investigation on the solutions to the aforementioned issues, as well as how these organizations can operate as capacity building agents for people development in their regions.

As a Corporate Trainer, Mr. Shams co-facilitated Process Optimization and Health and Safety trainings for 60+ Managers working with SGS Bangladesh. He also worked with Sirolli Institute at the weeklong Enterprise Facilitation kickoff training program for 20 people for Heifer International at Rajshahi. He also organized and co-conducted SR training for 50 employees of Bombay Sweets Co. Ltd. and facilitated an awareness building Training Program – Go Green – sponsored by EMK Center.

At the same time, he launched the Career Acceleration Program, a month-long training program focused on training Fresh Graduates, at United International University, East West University and Southeast University, and trained 100+ participants. He conducted 3 Day Long ‘Professional Competency Training’ at Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology for 60+ students. He also conducted workshops for 60+ fresh/recent graduates on aspects of operations and self-improvement for students of Dhaka University Economics Department.

Some of his significant professional certifications are as follows:
 Certified Supply Chain Manager (CSCMTM), ISCEA
 IRCA Certified Lead Auditor on Quality Management Systems (QMS) ISO 9001
 IRCA Certified Lead Auditor on Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems (OHSMS) ISO 45001
 Achieved PRINCE2® Foundation Certificate in Project Management
 Six Sigma Black Belt Course under STC Bangladesh
 Internal Auditor Course on ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System under SGS Bangladesh
 Internal Auditor Course on OHSAS 18001:2007 under SGS Bangladesh

Interactive, Workshop, and Project Driven Training