Simulations demonstrate Lean principles in action:
- Demonstrating Lean concepts is one of the main reasons to
use a simulation as a teaching tool. During a Lean workshop, the key material can be taught, and then illustrated with a simulation.
- Simulations drive home the core Lean teaching and get people thinking about their own processes.
- By involving the participants, you'll pique their interest. You will force them to get involved in the material. They become active, rather than passive listeners. People learn by doing.
Simulations are perfect team building activities:
- Training sessions done at your workplace will typically involve people of different departments and management levels.
- These workshops are excellent opportunities to foster team building.
Simulations are small and flexible:
- Design and Construction processes are large and complex. Providing real-world improvement solutions within the current business is difficult within a one or two-day training session. If it was that easy, you would have done it!
- Simulations are small and compact. They fit into a room. They can be performed in a quiet training room environment, rather than a noisy shop floor. They don't interrupt normal business. They are short. They are expandable.
Test real processes with simulations first!