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Productivity improvement is the only sustainable way to increase value-add of an organisation and is the key driver of business growth.

Under the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualifications (WSQ) system, this programme aims to achieve productivity breakthroughs for an organisation by educating trainees in the fundamental of Lean principles and equipping them with Lean techniques that can be implemented in the workplace.

This Lean-Lite programme consists of 2 half-day classroom sessions covering approach to identifying wastes (nonvalue- added activities), root-cause analyses, and lean tools & techniques; with 4 half-day on-site mentoring sessions to help facilitate the application of lean techniques.

Upon completing the course, trainees become lean leaders who will commence on their own lean journeys, train colleagues, and support lean culture within their organisations for continuous productivity improvements and long-term benefits.

Module | Implementation of Fundamental LEAN at Workplace

From 3 November 2014 onwards, electronic certificates (e-Certs) will be issued by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) to participants who have attended and attained competency in the Singapore Skills Framework training modules. Visit here for more information about the e-Cert.

Lean Implementation Techniques includes:
  • Continuous Improvement (Kaizen) & A3
  • Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
  • 6S, Visual Management, Standardised Work and other lean tools
  • Value Stream Mapping (VSM)
Lean helps companies to increase value-add to customers, while eliminating wastes and minimising costs.

Lean Techniques can be implemented across different departments, including:

Operation and Production/Service | Warehouse, Purchase, and Logistics | Factory and Work Site | Finance & Administration | Sales and Marketing | Customer Management

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  • Managers
  • Supervisors / Engineers / Executives
  • Employees/Staff who will be involved in business process management and operational improvement


Ms Laura Xu, Principal Research Engineer at SIMTech, is the Lead for the Lean Manufacturing Initiative. Through this Lean Implementation Programme, and together with her team, she has helped more than 30 local companies achieve waste reduction and productivity improvements. She has been working in the Lean arena for more than 15 years and has certifications in Lean Sigma Black Belt, Production & Inventory Management (CPIM) and Project Management Professional (PMP). She obtained her Masters in Engineering from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and a Masters in Economy Management from the Tsinghua University.

View Ms Laura Xu's researcher portfolio here.

Mr Lek Liat Boon is a Consultant; Manufacturing Productivity Technology Centre – SIMTech. He has over 17 years of experience in Production, Procurement, Test & Quality Engineering and Management within the Manufacturing sector. His key capability/skills are contract manufacturer management and process improvement/optimization. Other areas of experience are in Visual Management, 6S Implementation and Value Stream Mapping. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering.

Mr Joseph Ng is a Senior Consultant with SIMTech’s Manufacturing Productivity Technology Centre (MPTC). He has more than 25 years of experience in management systems in wide-ranging industries. He has held a wide ranging of roles with companies including management roles with SGS in Asia and has implemented lean in company such as Chevron Australia. Mr Ng has provided consultancy, training and auditing for over 500 companies in more than 10 countries such as Singapore, China and Australia. He holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from the University of Strathclyde, UK and a Master of Engineering from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and a Master of Science from the National University of Singapore.

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  • Applicants should possess a degree in any discipline or a diploma with a minimum of 3 years of related working experience.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English

    Module Name

    Full Course Fee (before SkillsFuture Funding and GST)

    Type of Sponsorship
    Implementation of Fundamental LEAN at Workplace


      Funding Schemes for this Programme:

      Please note that fees and funding amount are subject to change.

      For more information on the SkillsFuture funding you are eligible for, please visit

      This programme is associated with the below SIMTech centre. Click on the image to visit its website.

      PE WSQ Programme in LEAN-LITE

      Module Names

      Skills Course Reference Number

      Schedule Dates


      Implementation of Fundamental LEAN at Workplace (26 hours)

      CRS-Q-0033830-PRE 21 Aug 2019 - 9 Oct 2019

      Implementation of Fundamental LEAN at Workplace (26 hours)

      CRS-Q-0033830-PRE 15 Oct 2019 - 26 Nov 2019
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