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Development Program

Practical training program “Best practises of efficient production”

This training program consists of 5 pactical seminars whic introduce LEAN thinking, including different elements and techniques of LEAN. As an addition to classroom seminar we will actually visit different production sites that have successfully implemented LEAN in their production process. After each training there is a ca 4 hour visit to a different production site that introduces its case and presents some of the implemented LEAN tools in practise. Participants have an opportunity to ask additional questions about gains and problems of LEAN implementation from a direct source.

The topis of the seminars are as follows:

  • LEAN thinking
  • History of LEAN
  • 8 wastes
  • LEAN-house (interconections of different LEAN techniques)
  • General overview of main LEAN techniques

LEAN techniques related to workplace and people:

  • 5S
  • visual management
  • layout
  • work cells
  • standard work
  • multifunctional teams etc

LEAN techniques realated to processes:

  • VSM
  • kanban
  • push/pull production
  • one piece flow
  • heijunka
  • JIT

LEAN techniques related to technology:

  • poka-yoke
  • SMED
  • OEE
  • TPM
  • Kaizen events
  • Toyota improvement system and tools
  • A3
  • 5 Whys
  • Improvement culture

Public training course is organised once per calendar year and it is carried out in Estonian language only. Specific information in Estonian about the training program “Best practises of efficient production” can be found on our Estonian web-site:

If you are interested to order the development program (or some seminars) as an in-house training course, we are happy to carry it out also in English. Please do not hesitate to contact us and ask for more information.


Urmas Ruubel

Urmas is a leading expert in field of LEAN and production management. He has over 20 years of practical expreience as a production manager from different companies, with  in depth knowldege about metal industry, wooden products, paper and packaging industry. Urmas became consultant in 2014 and has ever since advised many companies from different fields. Urmas´s main role is to help production companies to become more efficient by deploying LEAN thinking and implementing different LEAN techniques (5S, SMED, kanban, kaizen etc).


  • over 20 years of experience in training managers and specialists;
  • our trainers have extensive practical experience in quality and production managment;
  • wide range of services and trainings: management systems, LEAN/efficiency and strategy development;
  • modern training centre in Tallinn;
  • we work in English, Estonian and Russian;

Schedule of upcoming training programs:

Got questions? Interested in this training at another time and place? Contact us!

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