Process Improvement: How to Reduce Waste

Process Improvement: How to Reduce Waste

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Learn how to take your organisation’s potential to the next level by taking this course on Process Improvement: How to Reduce Waste. Nearly all business processes have some inherent element of waste, which is accepted as being “unavoidable” by senior figures. Still, you can prove your worth in the company by analysing results and delivering resolutions.        

This training for Process Improvement provides step-by-step explanations and techniques for identifying wasteful or needless practices and eliminating them if possible. You will be shown how to incorporate Lean methodology into a work environment, use the “eight wastes” strategy to pinpoint issues, ascertain if a work activity adds genuine values to an objective, and perform process mapping. You will be amazed at how useful and successful this philosophy will be in everyday working practice.  

By completing this training, you will have gained a significant understanding of fundamental process improvement initiatives and use them to make a real positive difference to your business.

Course design

The course is delivered through our online learning platform, accessible through any internet-connected device. There are no formal deadlines or teaching schedules, meaning you are free to study the course at your own pace.

You are taught through a combination of

Certificate of Achievement

Endorsed Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme

Once the course has been completed and the assessment has been passed, all students are entitled to receive an endorsed certificate. This will provide proof that you have completed your training objectives, and each endorsed certificate can be ordered and delivered to your address for only £69.00. Please note that overseas students may be charged an additional £10 for postage.

CPD Certificate of Achievement from One Education

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be able to obtain your course completion e-certificate free of cost. Print copy by post is also available at an additional cost of £9.99 and PDF Certificate at £4.99.


This course and/or training programme has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course and/or training programme is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an endorsed lesson. Your training provider will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

Method of Assessment

To verify your enhanced skills in the subject, we recommend that you also complete the assignment questions. These can be completed at any time which is convenient for yourself and will be assessed by our in-house specialised tutors. Full feedback will then be given on your current performance, along with any further advice or support.

Why Study This Course

It doesn’t matter if you are an aspiring expert or absolute beginner; this course will enhance your expertise and boost your CV with critical skills and an acknowledged certificate attesting to your knowledge.

The Process Improvement: How to Reduce Waste is fully available to anyone, and no previous lessons are needed to enrol. All One Education needs to know is that you are eager to learn and are over 16.

Course Curriculum

Section 01: Introduction
Introduction 00:02:00
What is the purpose of this course? 00:02:00
Section 02: Fundamentals of Waste
What constitutes waste? 00:02:00
What is Lean? 00:02:00
Section 03: The 8 Wastes
Introduction to the 8 wastes 00:01:00
Defects 00:02:00
Over-production 00:02:00
Waiting 00:02:00
Non-utilisation of skills 00:03:00
Transport 00:02:00
Inventory 00:02:00
Motion 00:02:00
Extra-processing 00:02:00
Section 04: VA vs. NVA
Process 00:02:00
VA vs. NVA 00:04:00
Creating Value 00:03:00
Section 05: Process Mapping Tools
Scenario to be used 00:01:00
Introduction to process mapping tools 00:03:00
Swim Lane Map 00:04:00
Swim Lane Map: Demonstration 00:07:00
Value Stream Map 00:05:00
Value Stream Map: Demonstration 00:07:00
SIPOC 00:03:00
SIPOC: Demonstration 00:04:00
Time Value Map 00:03:00
Time Value Map: Demonstration 00:03:00
Value Add Chart 00:04:00
Value Add Chart: Demonstration 00:02:00
Spaghetti Diagram 00:04:00
Spaghetti Diagram: Demonstration 00:05:00
Section 06: Case Study
Case study 00:05:00
Section 07: Close Out
Close out 00:03:00
Assignment – Process Improvement: How to Reduce Waste 2 days, 10 hours
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