Lean Management program

Description of the studies:
The studies are dedicated to all those interested in the philosophy of continuous improvement and learning about the best tools improving processes and organizational performance. Lean management based on elimination of waste, team collaboration and maximization of quality increases the competitiveness of the organization on the market. The studies give you the opportunity to broaden your knowledge and acquire skills that are very much sought after on the labor market. The target group is primarily entrepreneurs, senior and middle management, employees of Lean, Kaizen, Continuous Improvement departments, specialists and engineers dealing with optimization of processes in the company. Classes are conducted mainly in the form of projects, along with numerous simulation games, with a strong emphasis on the practical side. They are conducted by both recognized Lean theorists and practitioners.
KAIZEN Institute is the substantive partner of the studies.
The Kaizen Institute, founded in 1985 by Masaaki Imai, is a pioneer and world leader in promoting the ideas and practices of kaizen. A team of people from all over the globe strives to build a world in which everyone, every day and everywhere could use kaizen.
Kaizen Institute advises various organizations, both public and private, how they can improve their results in the global market making it easier, faster, more efficient and at a lower cost. Its experts encourage clients to support the development of leaders capable of ensuring steady and sustainable growth of an enterprise in all areas of its activity. These activities contribute to the realization of the Institute's vision of creating a global Kaizen community.




Postgraduate studies price:

5000 zł


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Postgraduate studies program: 120 hours (40 ECTS points):

1.Concepts of Continuous Improvement in Lean Management.
Fundamentals of Lean: philosophy, history, benefits, strategy, definitions,
Waste awareness (types of MUDA - 7 types of losses, Kaizen-process improvement)
Workplace Organization (5S)

2.Standardized Work.
Standardization (TWI - work standardization)

Visualization (Visual Management)

3.Soft elements of Lean Manufacturing implementation.
Lean Leadership
Building effective teams
Suggestion System

4.Managing flows in the organization.
VSM - VALUE STREAM MAPPING - mapping of value streams in the enterprise.
Lean in logistics
Kanban - production control method
Supermarkets - a properly managed "warehouse" of materials

5.Machine park maintenance culture.
TPM (Total Productive Maintenance - comprehensive productive maintenance, Preventive Maintenance, Autonomous Maintenance)
SMED (Single Minute Exchange of Die - shortening changeover times)

6.Quality management.
Problem Solving - Methods of solving problems
FMEA (Failure mode and effects analysis - analysis of potential defects and their effects in the process)

7.Management of supporting systems.
Lean office
Lean in customer service

8.Complementary management techniques.
Industry 4.0 - "fourth industrial revolution"
Six Sigma
WCM - World Class Manufacturing

9.Basics of change management.
Team communication
Shift management
Creative thinking techniques

10.Benchmark tour - a visit to a plant that has Lean Management.

Admission conditions:
The condition for admission to studies is the submission of documents, including a copy of the diploma of completion of bachelor's or master's studies, and payment of the enrollment fee.

Completion conditions:
Completion of the studies takes place on the basis of credits for individual modules and the final interview during the last conference. The student should demonstrate knowledge, skills and social competences acquired during the studies and as part of their own work. After completing the studies, the student receives a Certificate of Completion of Postgraduate Studies.

3.00-3.49 dostateczny
3.50-3.70 dostateczny plus
3.71-4.20 dobry
4.21-4.49 dobry plus
4.50-5.00 bardzo dobry

Head of postgraduate studies:
prof. WSZiB dr Bartłomiej Juras

Postgraduate Program Consultant:
mgr inż. Adam Baśkiewicz

Duration of studies:
The program covers 120 hours. The studies will last two semesters and will be conducted in an extramural system, in Saturday and Sunday sessions.
Number of hours in the first semester: 60
Number of hours in the second semester: 60