CarWorks™ - A Lean Business Game

A highly engaging way to not only learn but experience the power of Lean

An engaging and illuminating one-day simulation that focuses on illustrating, and bringing to life, the principles of continuous improvement and Lean philosophy. By managing a simulated car factory over a series of rounds, you will identify areas for improvement, and using the tools and techniques you have learnt, apply these to later rounds and see the impact that they have on production, customer satisfaction and profitability.

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1 Day
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Purpose of this course

The course offers the opportunity to put into practise Lean theory and to see the impact of these. It does this in a highly practical way using experiential learning theory as its basis.

Who is this course for

Anyone who wishes to learn the principles of continuous improvement and Lean.

You will learn how to

Define Lean and its key terms

Describe the Toyota Production System

Explain value and improve value from the perspective of the customer

Identify and reduce various types of waste

Use the PDCA model and A3 to plan and execute Lean changes

Use Lean thinking tools including 5S, Gemba and Andon

Explain the advantages of push / pull production and Single Piece Flow

Use Kanban boards to aid planning

Use process diagrams, Ishikawa diagrams, and other tools to identify root causes and waste

Develop the desire to incorporate Lean into your corporate culture

Benefits for your organisation

Lean is no longer solely in the domain of manufacturing. Service organisations and IT departments everywhere are embracing the core values and principles of this highly regarded management philosophy. The course provides you with the knowledge, tools and practise to help you embed and implement a Lean culture in your organisation or department, enabling a sustainable and productive future.

Benefits for you as an individual

Continuous improvement, as a discipline, is essential to your career as a manager. This course will provide you with the framework and tools required to ensure that your team or department never stand still.


Lean history and philosophy
Toyota Production System
Push / Pull production systems
Single Piece Flow vs. Batch processing


8 Types of waste


Cell Design


Kanban boards


Value added activities
Non Value added activities
Value Stream Mapping
Takt time, Lead time
Kano model


PDCA model
A3 Problem solving
Root cause analysis
Kaizen events



About the Lead Trainer

Adam Montgomery heads up our leadership and management portfolio and is wildly passionate about developing people. He has over twenty years’ experience in the training industry, has set up and ran two businesses, worked at director level with many customers, led and grown organisations, been a professional stand-up comedian, is an inspiring public speaker and is currently writing a book on the challenges of IT management.