Lean Black Belt Training
Are you ready to elevate teams, projects, and organisations to the next level?
As a Lean Black Belt, you will now have complete, detailed understanding of the Lean philosophy. And with the knowledge, skills, and experience you gain from this training, you will be able to face even the most complex improvement challenges without hesitation.
What is Lean Black Belt?
Lean Black Belts lead improvement projects and are responsible for their successful delivery. They support Green Belts in improvement projects and liaise with process owners on progress. If you would like to improve processes, work in a more customer-oriented way, and create a culture of continuous improvement, this could be the training for you: Black Belts have the capability to independently analyse and improve processes as well as being experts in motivation and facilitation skills. With these abilities, you can add value to any organisation looking to foster a culture of continuous improvement. This Black Belt training provides you with the depth and tools to tackle more complex change and improvement projects.
It is important to understand that Lean is not a ready-made solution, but rather a philosophy and way of thinking that constantly demands improvement and optimisation. By using the right tools and actively involving employees in the improvement process, your organisation can move towards a more efficient and customer-focused way of working. After completing this training, you will be able to independently analyse and improve processes and create a culture of continuous improvement. You will also be capable of leading a team of Yellow and Green Belts. Many Black Belts serve as strategic advisors to senior management.
The Lean Black Belt training is suitable for any professional or manager who wants to systematically solve problems, lead improvement projects, and create a culture of continuous improvement in organisations. Even if you haven’t acquired the Lean Green Belt certification yet, you can still take this training through DMAIC.com.
What will you gain from the Lean Black Belt training?
After completing this course, you will be able to independently analyse and improve processes, creating a culture of continuous improvement – leading a team of Yellow and Green Belts. Many Black Belts become strategic advisors to senior management. With this training, you will become the driving force behind continuous improvement within your organisation. You will understand the Lean philosophy inside-out as you master the techniques to thoroughly understand and solve improvement issues. You will also gain the skills to inspire others as you lead improvement and change projects. After the training, you can expect to:
- Understand the principles of Lean and apply them in your daily work.
- Identify and eliminate process waste to improve efficiency.
- Approach problems in a structured manner and implement sustainable solutions.
- Actively participate in Lean implementations within your organisation and contribute to continuous improvement.
- Lead and facilitate workshops to involve team members in improvement initiatives.
- Implement Quick Wins to achieve rapid results and create support.
- Lead and independently execute improvement projects using Lean methodologies.
- Analyse and use data to make fact-based decisions and support improvements.
- Communicate and collaborate effectively with stakeholders at different levels across the organisation.
What will you learn during the Lean Black Belt training?
The Lean Black Belt training is a comprehensive course that enables you to effectively apply Lean principles in your daily work. As Lean philosophy outlines: organisational attitude and behaviours are crucial. As such, this course pays considerable attention to facilitation, coaching, and communication skills.
Below is a more detailed description of what you will learn during the training, divided into the five phases of the DMAIC process:
1 – Define: In this phase, you will learn how to define a problem and determine its improvement potential. Topics covered include project selection, voice of the customer, brown paper exercises, risk management, project management, de Caluwé’s colour model, MBTI, PDCA cycle, tollgates, SIPOC, storyboarding, project charters, facilitation, and team building. These skills will help you clarify the scope and objectives of your project and ensure the necessary input and involvement of all relevant stakeholders.
2 – Measure: In the measure phase, you will learn how to visualise and describe a process flow, as well as how to create and analyse a value stream. The topics covered include Value Stream Mapping, Swimlane, MIFA, UDMO, measurement plan, and the eight wastes. These skills will help you understand the current state of the process and identify areas for improvement.
3 – Analyse: In the analyse phase, you will work with various Lean measurements and learn to analyse process performance. Topics covered include Lean measurements, Run Chart, Histogram, Control Chart, brainstorming, Ishikawa diagram, workshopping, Pareto Chart, and 5 Whys. These skills will help you identify the root causes of problems and determine the factors that impact process performance.
4 – Improve: In the improve phase, you will learn how to actively involve team members in implementing improvements and connect with day-to-day operations as a leader. You will learn about using pilots, process simulations, Hoshin Kanri, and storytelling. Additionally, you will explore techniques such as Kaizen, Kaikaku, TWI (Training Within Industry), Flow, Pull, SMED, Kanban, JIT (Just-in-Time), and TIMWOODS. These skills will help you drive and implement effective improvements in processes and achieve sustainable results.
5 – Control: Achieving results is one thing but sustaining them is another challenge. In the control phase, you will work on topics such as procedures, FMEA (Failure Mode and Effects Analysis), RACI (Responsible, Accountable, Consulted, and Informed), 8D (Eight Disciplines), Audit, daily and weekly start-ups, Visual Management, and coaching. These skills will help you establish control mechanisms and ensure that improvements are maintained over time.
In addition to learning these tools and techniques, the training will also address softer skills such as leadership, team dynamics, and communication. These are equally as important to the success of your improvement projects as the technical tools and techniques. You will learn how to effectively communicate with various stakeholders, overcome resistance to change, and promote a culture of continuous improvement within your organisation.
Overall, the Lean Black Belt training provides you with comprehensive insights into the Lean philosophy and enables you to effectively apply Lean principles and techniques in your work. Whether you are new to Lean or want to enhance your skills, this training will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to become an effective Lean leader and make a significant contribution to the continuous improvement of your organisation.
What are the benefits of Lean Black Belt training?
Undertaking Lean Black Belt training and achieving the associated certification offers a range of benefits, both personally and for the organisation you work for. Here are some of the key benefits:
- Increased efficiency: The insights and techniques you gain from the training will enable you to identify and address inefficiencies within your organisation. This can result in significant cost savings and productivity improvements.
- Improved customer satisfaction: Lean principles are focused on creating value for the customer. By applying these principles, you can align your processes to better meet customer needs and expectations, leading to higher customer satisfaction.
- Enhanced problem-solving skills: Lean Black Belt training equips you with the tools and techniques to approach and solve problems systematically. This makes you a valuable problem solver within your organisation.
- Leadership development: As a Lean Black Belt, you often become a catalyst for change within your organisation. You will learn how to lead and inspire people to embrace change and continually strive for improvement.
- Career development: A Lean Black Belt certification is a recognised and respected qualification in many industries. It can strengthen your current role, open up new career opportunities, and increase your overall market value.
- Creating a culture of continuous improvement: Lean is more than just a set of tools and techniques; it is a mindset. As a Lean Black Belt, you can help foster a culture of continuous improvement within your organisation.
- Strategic insights: As a Lean Black Belt, you have the opportunity to think strategically about how to improve processes and promote a culture of continuous improvement. This can make you a valuable strategic advisor to senior management in your organisation.
In summary, a Lean Black Belt certification offers you the opportunity to enhance your skills and knowledge, advance your career, and make a valuable contribution to your organisation’s continuous improvement efforts.
Enrol in our Lean Black Belt training:
- The training lasts for 7 days.
- The training can be conducted both on-site and in-company.
Lean Black Belt: training options in every region:
· Our trainings take place at fixed locations.
What do you get with the Lean Black Belt training?
- Seven days of intensive training at a specific location, filled with interactive sessions and practical examples.
- Unlimited access to our e-learning platform, which serves as a convenient reference for refreshing your knowledge after the training.
- All necessary study materials to support you during your learning journey, including handouts, templates, and digital resources.
Lean Black Belt Certification:
Upon successful completion of all lessons, assessments, and practical assignment (You carry out an improvement project using the A3 method), you will receive an internationally recognised Lean Black Belt certificate. This certifies your knowledge and skills in Lean principles and methodologies and proves your ability to apply Lean principles in various business environments to improve processes and reduce waste.
Our training is accredited by LCS, the Cardiff University licenced service, one of the most reputable Lean certification bodies worldwide. This accreditation ensures that our training meets the highest international quality standards and that your acquired skills and knowledge will be recognised by employers globally.
Would you prefer to learn online?
If you prefer online learning and are ready to take the ultimate leap in your Lean journey from the comfort of your own home, our online Black Belt training could be just what you’re looking for!
This in-depth online course is designed to allow you to learn at your own pace, wherever you are. It’s the ideal opportunity to expand your Lean knowledge and perfect your expertise.
Sign up today and experience the power of online learning with DMAIC.com. Don’t wait any longer, discover the benefits of online learning and reach the pinnacle of your Lean skills.
The phases of lean
Step into the Define phase and discover how to transform your improvement project into a clear roadmap for success! In this crucial phase, you delve deep into the core of the issue, define the scope of the improvement project, and gather 'Voice of the Customer' information. This lays a solid foundation upon which you can build to optimise your process!
Enter the Measure phase and elevate your process to the next level! Here, you go far beyond merely describing and visualising the process. You also hit the nail on the head by identifying waste and unveiling quick-wins. Discover the power of data-driven decision-making through the execution of measurements.
Take action with the invaluable data you've gathered in the Measure phase! Kick off with a baseline assessment to map out your current performance. After this analysis, it's time to fine-tune your improvement journey and delve into the root causes of your problems. Employ an arsenal of advanced techniques not just to identify issues, but also to bring solutions within reach.
Implement improvements in the Improve phase! After conducting in-depth analyses and unravelling the root causes, it's time to come up with solutions. Harness the creativity of the participants and make intelligent use of Lean tools to arrive at a well-thought-out selection of solutions.
This step teaches you a range of robust safeguarding techniques to ensure that resolved issues truly become a thing of the past. You wrap up the Lean project and extend your gratitude to the dedicated project team that made it all possible.