Lean Simulation

Explains how interactive learning—simulations and classroom activities—break up the monotony of training, promote better knowledge retention, and can be modified to teach a wide array of lessons in Lean.



Introduces the paper airplane simulation common in Lean courses. Details how to fold the plane. Provides a sample set of metrics to be captured when running the simulation. Proceeds through a simulation that is run in stages, which more or less follow manufacturing history. Covers craft based manufacturing and Mass Production models. >>
Lean Simulation

Introduces more Lean concepts in the last run of the simulation. Demonstrates how work is balanced between four workers and Post-It notes pace the work. Shows improved metrics resulting from Lean practices. Presents bonus concepts, including mixed model production in the form of multicolored planes and U-Shaped Cells. >>
Lean Simulation