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Lean Academy - Virginia Tech
Lean Academy - Virginia Tech

Introduction to Lean Thinking

Learning outcomes:

  1. Examine the definition of lean and understand the core concepts.
  2. Review the history of lean and its origin.
  3. Identify lean principles and examples of waste.
  4. Understand the tools and methods of lean improvement: 5S, Standard Work, Pull, Cells.
  5. Participate in a simulation.
  6. Assess the qualities of a continuous improvement culture.
  7. Determine ways to get started on the lean journey.


Registration includes breakfast and lunch both days, instruction, and, materials. It does not include lodging.

Lodging is not included in the price of the program. To ensure a room at The Hotel Roanoke and Conference Center, please reserve early. Please make your reservations by calling the hotel directly at 540-985-5900 or toll free at 866-594-4722. Be sure to mention Introduction to Lean Thinking when making your reservations.

$399 - Standard registration.

$379 - Companies sending 3 or more.

Refund and Cancellation Policy: Requests for refunds will be honored when received fourteen calendar days prior to the program. However, another person may be substituted at any time for this program. A $75 administrative fee will be deducted for cancellations. In the unlikely event that this program is cancelled or postponed due to insufficient enrollments or unforeseen circumstances, the university will fully refund registration fees but cannot be held responsible for any other expenses, including cancellation or change charges assessed by airlines, hotels, travel agencies, or other organizations.

For weather or disaster-related program cancellation or postponement information, please call (540) 231-9489.

If you need assistance, please call
Virginia Tech Continuing and Professional Education at (540) 231-5182.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Erin Burcham at 540-767-6145 or email or TDD 1-800-828-1120 during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to an event.‚Äč

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