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Lean Academy

This training introduces the principles of Lean and the cultural mindset needed for waste reduction within your organization.

What is Lean Academy?

Frontline Training Solutions’ Lean Academy is a four-hour training course designed to introduce participants to the history, importance, tools, and methods of Lean manufacturing. This introductory program will tie together the principles of Lean and the cultural mindset needed for waste reduction within your operating system.

Participants will learn how an understanding of Lean can drive higher efficiencies, higher profits, lower costs, and gained capacity by exploring the idea that every operational minute must be used for value-add activities. All the ideas presented are applicable to manufacturing and non-manufacturing businesses alike.

No matter the business you are in, performing work in the most efficient way possible is going to be a key element in the retention battle. Not only should we explore ways to be more efficient for efficiency’s sake, but worker satisfaction also grows when the job becomes more productive with less effort.

Lean Academy is available in person at our training facility in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in a virtual training format, or onsite at your company anywhere in the country.

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Who is it for?

This training program will benefit any leaders who are interested in eliminating waste, becoming more efficient in the workplace, increasing retention, and lowering costs.

What You Will Learn

In-Person Cost: $495

This program consists of one 4-hour session that takes place in person. In this session you will cover:

  • Understand Efficiency: In this training you will look at the methods for understanding efficiencies, including the different types of waste and how we can make the most of every operating minute.
  • Explore Value: This training will explore the importance of knowing the value proposition/value stream.
  • Lower Costs: This training will look at the financial benefit and the human capital benefit of working smarter.
  • Practical Use: This program will explore how these principles apply in the office or service company settings as well as in manufacturing.

Benefits of Lean Academy

There are many benefits to bringing Lean Academy into your workplace, such as:

Understand Efficiencies: As your business scales, so should your processes. Understanding efficiency is understanding the ability to achieve an end goal with little to no waste, effort, or energy. This course looks at ways to identify non-value adding activities to increase efficiency and eliminate waste.

Reduce Waste: There are 7 different types of waste that can wear down your productivity and cost your organization dollars that can be used elsewhere. This training identifies the 7 different types of waste and introduces ways to reduce this impact in your day to day life.

Positively Affect Culture: This program equips each participant to be a Lean champion with or without implementing a program within your company. Increasing efficiency adds time back into day and produces consistency which positively affects culture and retention.

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Our Lean Academy training can help you transform your workplace by eliminating waste and increasing efficiency. Sign up for a session today.


This training offers 4 credits


This training offers 4 credits

For multiple session training events, only the session start date will appear while registering. Check Upcoming Sessions for all session dates.

In-Person Training

In Person Training Program Details

In person training takes place at the Frontline Training Solutions Training Center in Grand Rapids, MI. Class sizes are limited to 10–20 participants so that interaction and learning are maximized.

Lean Academy in person training includes:

  • 4 hours of direct training and application
  • Action plans
  • Continental breakfast

Format: One 4-hour session delivered in person.

Location: 1760 44th Street SW, Suite 10, Grand Rapids, MI 49519

If you have any questions, need help registering, or would like to be invoiced for this event, please contact: Alec McGuire, Training & Event Coordinator at (616) 608-9684 or

2023 Sessions

  • July 21 | Friday | 8:00am – 12:00pm (EST)
  • November 17 | Friday | 8:00am – 12:00pm (EST)

Customized Training

We offer customized training, both in person and virtual, for teams across the country. If you’d like a customized session of Lean Academy for your team, contact us today.

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