Skip to main content

Subsidized Lean for Food Processors Program

The B.C. Ministry of Agriculture is subsidizing a Lean for Food Processors Program, which provides a five (5) day Lean Training Program hosted at your company site.

Lean for Food Processors Training Component

The Lean for Food Processors training program consists of a three-day Lean training component followed by a two-day hands-on improvement session (Kaizen) in a targeted or problem area of your organization. The outcomes include improved labour productivity, production capacity, R&D process, and improvement profit margins. This program results in Lean certification.

Develop Consulting is the qualified Lean consulting firm delivering the training and we are flexible in our approach to meet your schedule demands. Our expertise in food and beverage processes includes but is not limited to: beverage, pet food, packages tea/coffee, small and large scale bakery, meal prep kits, dairy/yogurt, chocolate & candy, vitamins/health supplements, and vegetable/fruit processing. Targeted areas have included production, warehouse, shipping, inventory, back-office, sales, etc.

Subsidized Lean Training Program

3 Day Lean Training Component

2 Day
Hands-On Improvement Session

Training Overview

The Lean for Food Processors training classes will provide an introduction to various Lean tools and techniques as well as their application. It is designed as three days of training with a two-day on-site improvement session for a total of five days of involvement.

The topics covered in the Lean training classes include:

  • Introduction to Lean
  • Lean Thinking and Principles
  • The 8 Wastes (DOWNTIME)
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Kaizen
  • 5S
  • Lean Implementation Road Map
  • Change Management
  • Lean Project Management (PMO)

The fee which is $8,500 is subsidized by the Ministry so that the cost to participating organizations is only $1,500.

Improvement Topics

The program provides the opportunity to focus on a few of the tools with your staff using a hands-on approach during the two-day session.

Some of the improvement topics have included:

  • Quick Change Overs
  • Improving Process Flow
  • Visual Management
  • Kaizen
  • Practical Problem Solving (PPS)/Root Cause Analysis
  • Lean Layout and 5S


Over the past year, companies in British Columbia involved in this program have on average seen a Return on Investment (ROI) of 758:1!

There has been over


in savings and increased revenue!

Want to Learn More About This Program?

Please contact us today if you are interested in this program and our lean training classes!