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Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certificate

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Lean Six Sigma techniques can deliver real benefits to any organization’s bottom line in industries such as manufacturing, healthcare, government services and IT. Executives, leadership, management and employees can benefit from bringing Operational Excellence ideas to their work.

What can Lean Six Sigma training do for you and your organization?
  • Increase revenue
  • Decrease costs
  • Improve efficiency
  • Build trust and transparency within an organization
Upon completion of this five-day (35-hour) program, participants can expect to know how to start their organizations down the path of operational excellence by instilling a Continuous Improvement culture.

  • Gain hands-on experience in Lean Six Sigma (LSS) implementation
  • Understand LSS tools and methodologies
  • Learn the qualities of a Lean Leader
  • Learn to value a Continuous Improvement culture
  • Train to run Kaizen events
You may have established company goals and identified who shares your mission and vision. You even may have established Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and tied them to specific metrics. But understanding what is meant by a Lean Enterprise to minimize waste and improve the bottom line — in any company and in any area — can be a nebulous concept.

This Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification Program will demystify Lean and Six Sigma to help you understand the benefits of Lean, the components that drive a Lean or Kaizen culture, the role of Kaizen events and Continuous Improvement, organizational change and the role of leadership in introducing Lean and Six Sigma concepts.

After attending this class, participants will:
  • Have a clear understanding of what a Lean Enterprise is
  • Understand the Kaizen methodology and the Kaizen culture
  • Identify specific Lean tools and methodologies available for initiating and implementing Lean in an organization
  • Have a toolkit of information to begin the process of implementing Lean and Six Sigma within their organization
Coursework will include lecture, video, class participation and simulations. Real-world applications will be discussed, and students will be encouraged to talk about examples from their professional lives.  Active student participation in class is a key component of the learning experience. There will be small homework assignments and a certification exam on the final class session. Students must attend at least 4 of the 5 class days, participate each day, satisfactorily complete all assignments, and earn at least 70% on the open-note certification exam to earn their Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Certification.

Day 1:
  • Introduction to Lean
  • Introduction to Six Sigma
  • Change Management
  • VOC (Voice of Customer)
  • Value-Added (VA) v/s Non-Value Added (NVA) analysis 
Day 2:
  • 5S
  • 8 Wastes
  • Charter Creation
  • Process Mapping
  • Visual Workplace
  • Visual Controls and Visual Boards
  • Problem Solving
  • A3
  • Gemba Walks
Day 3:
  • JIT (Just In Time)
  • One-piece flow
  • Kanbans
  • Takt Time
  • Cycle Time / Lead Time
  • Standard Work
  • KPIs and Metrics
  • Mistake-proofing (Poka yoke)
  • Push vs. Pull
  • Inventory Management (2-bin system)
  • Change Over Reduction
  • TPM (Total Productive Maintenance)
Day 4:
  • Kaizen Simulation
Note: The objective of the fourth day will be to provide hands-on experience of running a kaizen event. We will be using a real work example. Students will go through all the steps including charter creation, current state mapping, future state mapping, gap analysis and creating a roadmap for improvement.
This simulation may be conducted online in order to provide a quality Kaizen experience while following University social distancing measures. If so, more information will be provided to registered students about how to login to class remotely that day, and access to a computer (ideally with a camera and mic) and internet connection will be necessary to participate in class this day. Please contact
Day 5:
  • Principles of the Toyota Production System
  • Policy Deployment (Hoshin Kanri)
  • Conducting a Lean Assessment
  • Qualities of a Lean Leader
  • Certification Exam