Advanced Lean

Boost your Lean skills with advanced tools and techniques

Certification Requirements

About Advanced Lean

Many courses teach advanced Lean concepts but leave out the necessary skills for aligning Lean activities with strategic objectives, solving real process problems and continuously improving operations. The Advanced Lean course moves beyond knowledge into the realm of application—teaching you advanced techniques that you can apply in any industry.

Designed to move quickly beyond the theory of Lean, this course has a major focus on value stream assessment skills—how to identify and remove waste in a process and ensure that it doesn’t creep back into the process. You’ll learn how to apply such advanced Lean tools as Fast Changeover, Kanban (pull systems) and TPM (Total Productive Maintenance). In addition, you’ll more deeply explore basic Lean concepts like mistake proofing, visual control and 5S to uncover opportunities and make improvements that align with strategic objectives.

A distinguishing feature of this course is that it gives you a proven method for running Lean Kaizen events, using the SCORE roadmap, along with all the usable Excel worksheets you’ll need to engage in these events. Read “Leading Lean Kaizen Improvements” for more on SCORE.

Group and individual exercises and simulations ensure learning is engaging and effective. Instructors also tailor their examples to participants—whether from service, manufacturing, healthcare or transactional environments—and will illustrate techniques by showing how they apply directly to challenges faced by participants. Peer-to-peer learning further reinforces application as professionals share their unique perspectives, projects and experience.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand how waste, value-added and non- value-added activities affect process efficiency.
  • Scope Lean projects that align with business objectives.
  • Contribute to Kaizen events as a highly knowledgeable team member or co-leader.
  • Apply the right combination of Lean tools to solve an array of business issues in any industry.
  • Assess process value streams in greater depth for optimal efficiency.
  • Understand the steps of the SCORE roadmap for running Kaizen events.

FAQs

What is the price of this training and education?

Classroom:

$3,575

€2,999

£2,599

What is the length?

Classroom:
5 consecutive days, 36 hours of instruction

How many CEUs are available?

Classroom:

Who is this training and education appropriate for?

Candidates enrolled in the Master Black Belt Development program.
Candidates enrolled in the Lean Master Development program.
Lean practitioners from manufacturing, service, healthcare or transactional environments.
Performance excellence practitioners who want to expand their knowledge of Lean.

What other materials are included?

A Team Leader’s Guide to Lean Kaizen Events, including a CD-ROM with valuable templates, motivational posters, team charters and worksheets.

Are there any prerequisites?

Classroom:
Does this course count as one of the electives for the Master Black Belt and Lean Master programs?

Advanced Lean is a required course for the Lean Master program and an elective option for Master Black Belt.  

Agenda

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Day One
  • Introductions
  • 20 Keys to Lean and Process Management Assessment
  • Lean 101 Review
  • BEST Simulation Round 1
  • Value Expanded
  • Waste Identification
  • BEST Simulation
    • Value Stream Map (VSM)
    • Waste Identified
  • Homework
    • Value Stream Map Review
Day Two
  • Review
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Introduction to Measurement System Analysis (MSA)
  • Daily Management
  • Daily Management Board
  • BEST Simulation Round 1
    • Measurements
Day Three
  • Review Report Measurement System Analysis
  • Heijunka
    • Level Loading
  • Lean Pull Systems
    • Kanban
    • Supermarket
  • Cellular Design
  • BEST Simulation Round 2
  • Single Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED)
  • Drag Car Simulation
  • Homework
    • Standard Combination Sheets
Day Four
  • Review Standard Combination and SCORE
  • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
  • Control Charts
  • Queuing
  • BEST Simulation Round 3
Day Five
  • Review
  • Visual Management
  • Rapid Problem Solving
  • Gap and Ongoing Review
  • Optional
    • Production Preparation Process (3P)
  • Course Closure

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Testimonials

The Lean class is well-organized and the material is very well-thought-out.

Steve Cunningham - Black Belt, CAMC