About this Course

95,773 recent views

Learner Career Outcomes

38%

started a new career after completing these courses

25%

got a tangible career benefit from this course
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level
Approx. 15 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Greek

Skills you will gain

Value Stream MappingLean ManufacturingLean ThinkingLean Methods

Learner Career Outcomes

38%

started a new career after completing these courses

25%

got a tangible career benefit from this course
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level
Approx. 15 hours to complete
English
Subtitles: English, Greek

Offered by

École des Ponts ParisTech logo

École des Ponts ParisTech

BCG logo

BCG

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Content RatingThumbs Up92%(4,134 ratings)Info
Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

How Lean benefits companies

3 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 40 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
11 videos
Introduction to Lean1m
Define the value for the end-customer4m
Not every Euro spent creates value2m
How to discover the hidden value4m
Lean key concepts and definitions4m
Lean applies to all types of companies and contexts4m
Happy employees make happy customers who make happy shareholders4m
Lean principles enable winning strategies4m
How a lean operating model creates competitive advantage4m
Key take-aways1m
4 readings
Survey10m
Key Concepts and Definitions10m
BCG Perspectives on Lean30m
Academic References10m
3 practice exercises
Check your understanding4m
Check your understanding4m
Check your understanding30m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

How to apply Lean to improve manufacturing

4 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 54 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
11 videos
The origins of Lean manufacturing2m
How Lean delivers impact in manufacturing3m
The Lean manufacturing system4m
Map the value creation process in manufacturing4m
Optimize the material flow8m
Standardize processes7m
Improve machine performance5m
Control quality5m
A BCG view on Industry 4.08m
Key takeaways about future perspectives on manufacturing1m
2 readings
BCG Perspectives on Lean30m
Academic References10m
3 practice exercises
Check your understanding30m
Check your understanding30m
Check your understanding30m
Week
3

Week 3

4 hours to complete

How to apply Lean to improve services

4 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 78 min), 1 reading, 4 quizzes
12 videos
Services: the forgotten half of operations5m
The four key differences between Lean in manufacturing and in services5m
How Lean delivers impact in services5m
Don't fix symptoms, fix root causes5m
Map the value creation process in services8m
Improve the value creation process with Kaizen and VSD7m
How autonomy and cooperation can avoid waste5m
The right man at the right place: optimizing human capital4m
Don’t do lean without digital, don’t do digital without lean6m
A BCG view on Service 4.019m
Key takeaways about future perspectives on services2m
1 reading
BCG Perspectives on Lean30m
3 practice exercises
Check your understanding30m
Check your understanding30m
Check your understanding30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Lean as a new mindset to drive transformation

3 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 36 min), 1 reading, 3 quizzes
10 videos
From predicting better to being better prepared4m
The customer-centricity imperative7m
Lean empowers creativity through standardization4m
Lean looks at constraints as resources4m
From top management to operators, all actors have a role to play4m
Daily Lean: implementing Lean on a day-to-day basis3m
How to build Lean Capabilities2m
Key takeaways about successful Lean transformations2m
Conclusion to the course1m
1 reading
BCG Perspectives on Lean30m
2 practice exercises
Check your understanding30m
Check your understanding30m

Reviews

TOP REVIEWS FROM THE HIDDEN VALUE – LEAN IN MANUFACTURING AND SERVICES

View all reviews

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Access to lectures and assignments depends on your type of enrollment. If you take a course in audit mode, you will be able to see most course materials for free. To access graded assignments and to earn a Certificate, you will need to purchase the Certificate experience, during or after your audit. If you don't see the audit option:

    • The course may not offer an audit option. You can try a Free Trial instead, or apply for Financial Aid.
    • The course may offer 'Full Course, No Certificate' instead. This option lets you see all course materials, submit required assessments, and get a final grade. This also means that you will not be able to purchase a Certificate experience.
  • When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

  • You will be eligible for a full refund until two weeks after your payment date, or (for courses that have just launched) until two weeks after the first session of the course begins, whichever is later. You cannot receive a refund once you’ve earned a Course Certificate, even if you complete the course within the two-week refund period. See our full refund policy.

  • Yes, Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You’ll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. Learn more.

More questions? Visit the Learner Help Center.