Course Overview

The Introduction to Lean course convened by Lean Institute Africa is aimed at individuals or teams across industries who wish to gain an introductory understanding of Lean Principles to help them gain a competitive edge by aligning their purpose, process and people. An accessible and thorough introduction to lean where participants will learn the principles and basic tools of Lean Management. 

What you will walk away with

  • Basic Lean Toolkit knowledge and understanding (Value Stream Mapping, Takt Time, Work Balance, Standard Work, 5s, Visual Management)
  • An interactive, cumulative learning experience using simulations, case studies and real-life examples that will introduce you to and ground you in the Lean thinking framework 
  • Resources to continually improve your organisation by reducing waste and enhancing value to the customer.

Who should apply

  • All individuals or teams who wish to gain an introductory understanding of Lean Principles and the essential toolkit. 
  • The course suits various industries, including manufacturing, service, healthcare and the public sector.

Minimum Requirements

  • English proficiency
  • NQF4 or equivalent
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Learn with the best

Our Internationally acclaimed researchers and teachers are all dedicated and gifted individuals who contribute directly to UCT GSB's reputation of excellence.

Ms Samantha Allen
Ms Samantha Allen


Samantha has extensive experience in various industries, including Healthcare, Pathology Services, Oil and Gas and Financial Services.
Mr Jodie Martin
Mr Jodie Martin

Head: Executive Education

Jodie Martin is the Executive Education Head of Department where he leads and supports our world-class Executive Education delivery team.
Mr Tshepo Thobejane
Mr Tshepo Thobejane


Tshepo is a BSC Industrial Engineering graduate with diverse working experience gained from working in manufacturing, management consulting, logistics, supply chain, banking and public healthcare.

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No, this course does not offer discounts

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