3P Production Preparation Process
One of the most transformative tools in the Lean methodology, 3P goes beyond gradual improvements, instead aiming for out-of-the-box changes with a big impact.
3P stands for “production, preparation, process” and describes the first in a series of three Lean design stages. Lean design also includes rapid idea testing and embedding Lean tools and principles into workspace design and internal processes.
This Lean 3P training is designed for learners who already have experience with Lean practices like Kaizen, Practical Problem-Solving, and 5S. Here’s a quick look at the curriculum.
What You’ll Learn in This 3P Preparation Process Online Training Course
Filmed in front of a live audience, Gemba Academy’s 3P training course is led by Mike Wroblewski, a senior consultant at the Kaizen Institute.
In this series, you’ll get to know 3P best practices, applications, and problem-solving methods as they relate to the design of a new healthcare facility.
That said, 3P is industry-agnostic and lessons learned here can be used in any work environment. Mike goes over:
- The 3P process and how it fits within the big-picture Lean methodology, whether you’re designing consumer products, production lines, or the blueprint for a new medical facility.
- The critical importance of gaining a deep understanding of the customer before working through the 3P process.
- The Seven Flows of Healthcare, basic 3P steps, and data collection methods.
- How to use Moonshining, Mockups, and Gap Analysis to find the best possible design.
Benefits of the Gemba Academy 3P Preparation Process Training Course
By the end of this 3P training course, participants will learn how to reinvent processes from the bottom up to achieve game-changing results across a broad range of initiatives, regardless of industry.
Before getting started with this course series, it’s worth mentioning that 3P is one of the more advanced Lean tools. As such, less-experienced practitioners may want to begin their Lean journey at the beginning, with fundamentals like 5S, Kaizen, or the Seven Deadly Wastes.
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