Lean is more than a set of tools, but the power of Lean is in the thought process and management principles. These principles are key to successful Lean implementation. Shigeo Shingo, a worlds leading expert in Lean said, no more than 30 to 40% of a successful Toyota Production System implementation is coming from the tools, while 60 to 70% of the success is coming from the people." This course covers the 14 Management Principles as described in the best-selling book The Toyota Way. In addition, you will learn the myths and misconceptions about Lean, the three types of wastes called muda, muri, and mura, the eight deadly wastes, introduction to value stream mapping, why Lean implementation fails, and importance of Lean thinking to address the unique challenges of your business.