Lean Green Belt Training
Do you want to be the driving force behind continuous improvement?
How smoothly do the processes run within your team or project? Do you think they could be better and more efficient? As a Green Belt, you will soon have the skills and knowledge to successfully lead teams, projects, and organisations towards continuous improvement.
What is Lean Green Belt?
Lean Green Belts are project leaders for improvement initiatives, trained in methods and techniques to successfully deliver these projects, contributing to a culture of continuous improvement. The Green Belts are the key players within an organisation that promotes the Lean philosophy to create a culture of continuous improvement.
With this training, you will become the driving force behind continuous improvement within your organisation. You will have left no stone unturned in the Lean philosophy as you master the techniques to understand and solve improvement issues. Additionally, you will develop the skills to inspire others as you lead improvement and change projects.
The Lean Green Belt training has been designed to familiarise you with the knowledge and principles of Lean. You will learn to independently execute improvement projects, consistently solve process problems, lead workshops, and identify and eliminate waste.
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-oriented way of working.
The Lean Green Belt training is suitable for any employee who wants to systematically solve problems, lead improvement projects, and actively contribute to a culture of continuous improvement within the organisation.
Once you have completed the course, you will be ready to take on improvement projects and make a valuable contribution to the growth and efficiency of your organisation. Our Lean Green Belt training is suitable for anyone who wants to contribute to a culture of continuous improvement in their organisation. Additionally, this training is a perfect stepping-stone towards a Black Belt certification.
What will you gain from the Lean Green Belt training?
With this training course, you will become the go-to team member who actively contributes to a culture of continuous improvement. As a Green Belt, you will know exactly how to execute an improvement project, recognise waste, implement quick wins, and apply commonly used Lean techniques. You will also be able to independently lead and organise improvement projects. After this training, you will become a driving force behind continuous improvement in your organisation. You will have superior knowledge of the Lean philosophy and the skills to understand and solve improvement issues. Additionally, you will have the skills to inspire others as you lead improvement and change projects. You can expect to be able to:
- Understand and apply the principles of Lean in your daily work.
- Recognise and eliminate waste in processes to improve efficiency.
- Systematically address problems 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 fast results and create support.
- Lead and independently execute improvement projects using Lean methodologies.
- Analyse and use data to make factual decisions and support improvements.
- Effectively communicate and collaborate with stakeholders at various levels within the organisation.
After this training course, you will be able to make valuable contributions to process optimisation, creating a culture of continuous improvement within your organisation.
What will you learn during the Lean Green Belt training?
In this course, you will learn how to analyse and solve problems, facilitate workshops, and lead Brown Paper exercises. You will go through the PDCA cycle and the five phases of Lean: DMAIC. As Lean philosophy outlines: organisational attitude and behaviours are crucial. As such, this course pays considerable attention to facilitation, presentation, and communication skills.
The Lean Green Belt training is a comprehensive course enabling you to apply Lean principles in an effective way to your daily work. 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 clearly define a problem and determine the potential for improvement. Topics covered include project selection, understanding the voice of the customer, leading brown paper exercises, tollgates, SIPOC diagrams (Supplier, Input, Process, Output, Customer), creating storyboards, developing project charters, and facilitating 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 measurement phase, you will learn how to visualise and describe a process flow, as well as create and analyse a value stream. Topics covered include Value Stream Mapping, Swimlane diagrams, MIFA (Material and Information Flow Analysis), UDMO (Universal Diagram of Manufacturing Operations), developing a measurement plan, and identifying the eight types of waste in Lean. These skills will enable you to understand and measure the current state of your processes and identify areas for improvement.
3 – Analyse: In this phase, you will learn how to analyse a process, measure its effectiveness, and identify the causes of problems. You will work with topics such as Lean measurements, Run Chart, Histogram, Control Chart, brainstorming, Ishikawa diagrams (also known as fishbone diagrams), workshopping, Pareto Chart, and the “5 Whys” technique. These tools will allow you to delve deeper into your processes to identify and understand the underlying causes of problems.
4 – Improve: In the improvement phase, you will learn how to actively involve employees in the implementation of improvements. Topics in this phase include organising weekly and daily starts, setting up improvement boards, and conducting process simulations. You will also learn how to encourage team members to generate ideas for potential solutions and how to select the best solution. Topics applied in this phase include Kaizen (continuous improvement), Kaikaku (radical change), Training Within Industry (TWI), Flow, Pull, Single Minute Exchange of Die (SMED), Kanban, Just in Time (JIT) production, and identifying TIMWOODS (the eight wastes).
5 – Control: Achieving results is one thing, but sustaining those results is another challenge. In the control phase, you will work with topics such as developing procedures, Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), defining roles and responsibilities using a RACI diagram (Responsible, Accountable, Consulted, Informed), using the 8D problem-solving method, conducting audits, and implementing visual management. These techniques and tools will help you sustain the improvements you have implemented and ensure continuous improvement.
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 Green 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 looking to enhance your skills, this training will provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to become an effective Lean leader and make a significant contribution to the continuous improvement of your organisation.
What are the benefits of Lean Green Belt training?
The greatest benefit of obtaining your Lean Green Belt certification is gaining valuable skills that can contribute to the efficiency and effectiveness of your organisation. These skills can help streamline processes, eliminate waste, and improve customer satisfaction. Additionally, Lean Green Belt training can help you become a more effective team leader, with the ability to systematically address problems and implement sustainable solutions.
Furthermore, achieving your Lean Green Belt certification can boost your career prospects. Companies value employees who understand how to apply Lean principles and techniques to improve organisational efficiency. So, whether you want to strengthen your current position or explore new opportunities, a Lean Green Belt certification can be a valuable addition to your resume.
Enrol in our Lean Green Belt training:
- The training lasts for 5 days.
- The training can be conducted both on-site and in-company.
Lean Green Belt: Training opportunities in every region:
Our training sessions take place at fixed locations.
What will you receive with the Lean Green Belt training?
- Five days of intensive training at a specific location, filled with interactive sessions and practical examples.
- Unlimited access to our e-learning platform, serving as a convenient reference for refreshing your knowledge after the training.
- All necessary study materials to support you during your learning journey. This includes handouts, templates, and digital resources.
Lean Green Belt Certification:
Upon successful completion of all lessons, assessments, and practical assignment (You create a process map, identify waste, come up with solutions, and develop an implementation plan), you will receive an internationally recognised Lean Green 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 make significant strides in your Lean journey comfortably from your own home, our online Green Belt training is just what you have been looking for! This comprehensive online course is designed for you to learn at your own pace, wherever you are. It offers the perfect opportunity to enrich your Lean knowledge and refine your expertise.
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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.