The Lean Flow Game

The Lean Flow Game is a business game designed for the management team as well as employees. In this game an operation is simulated to provide understanding of what characterizes an efficient flow and how Lean principles can guide the development of an efficient flow. We take as our starting point an operation that is already flow-oriented but needs improvement. To make the game as real as possible, it simulates production of several different product variants with significant differences in work content. Through several rounds of the game, participants improve the flow step by step while all the time applying Lean principles. Changes are made in small and controlled steps so that the effect of every implemented change is seen clearly. Theory, discussion, and practical tasks are introduced between rounds of the game to increase understanding. The game is developed by Part Development.Overview
Theory, discussion, and practical exercises relating to:

  • Leveling
  • 5S – The well-organized and functional workplace
  • Sequence management
  • Buffers
  • Standardized ways of working
  • Balanced flow
  • Takt

Learning objectives
Participants will gain a deeper understanding of what characterizes an efficient flow and what effects can be anticipated from different flow improvement measures. Participants will also experience working with Takt in flows.

Target group: Leaders and employees who want to increase flow efficiency

Duration: 1 day

Facilitator training:
Part Development offers you the opportunity to purchase or rent a copy of The Lean Flow Game. To facilitate the game, special training (included in the purchase price) is required. If you are interested in participating in our training course for game facilitators, send an e-mail to Our one-day training course (8 hours) for The Lean Flow Game covers the following:

  • Reviewing the theory presented throughout the game
  • Playing several rounds of the game
  • Reviewing the accompanying booklet ”Instructions to facilitator”
  • Reviewing the accompanying booklet  ”Expected results”
  • Providing practical tips for facilitating the game
  • Discussing the game as well as the role of the facilitator