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Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Training

Take a deep dive into one of the world's most fascinating cultures with our Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt training in Japan. Explore the Lean universe, going back to its roots to discover knowledge and insights that you won’t find anywhere else in the world. This nine-day intensive training will not only deepen your understanding of Lean but also fundamentally transform your perspective on organisational structure, leadership and management. Change your view on organisational structure and leadership forever.

Lean Training Japan

The Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt training in Japan is a unique experience that takes you directly to the heart of the Lean philosophy. It provides the opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture where Lean has its roots and learn from some of Japan’s leading Lean experts.

Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Training in Japan – An Unforgettable Journey to the Heart of Lean Management!

This training is ideal for both Green and Black Belts with experience in improvement projects. Visit leading organisations, learn from Lean senseis, managers, and employees and participate in interactive workshops. This experience will drastically change your perspective on organisational structure, leadership, and management. Experience the enchantment of Lean management in the land of the rising sun and return with a treasure trove of new insights, experiences, and unforgettable memories.

This unique experience will undoubtedly enrich your life as well as your career. It offers the opportunity to expand your network, broaden your horizons, and gain new insights and ideas that will elevate you to new heights as a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt.

What is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt training in Japan?

The Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt training in Japan is a unique experience that takes you directly to the heart of the Lean philosophy. It provides the opportunity to immerse yourself in the culture where Lean has its roots and learn from some of Japan’s leading Lean experts.

As the birthplace of Lean, Japan has curated this methodology to an art form. During this Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt training, you will have the opportunity to visit renowned organisations that have integrated Lean principles into the core of their daily operations. These organisations include industrial giants such as Toyota and Nissan, as well as smaller companies and government institutions.

You will gain insights from Lean senseis, managers, and employees who apply Lean principles on a daily basis. By sharing their experiences and knowledge, you will gain a broader and deeper understanding of the Lean philosophy.

As well as company visits, the Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt training in Japan offers practical workshops and training sessions. Here, you will have the opportunity to participate in applying Lean theories to real-life practical examples. These workshops may cover various themes such as the Toyota Production System (TPS), Culture, Kaizen, and 5S.

But the Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt training in Japan is more than just a professional development opportunity: it is also a cultural experience. You will be immersed in the Japanese culture, which plays a crucial role in the Lean philosophy. The core principles of Lean are deeply ingrained in everyday life in Japan: respect for people and nature, emphasis on continuous improvement and teamwork.

The Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt training in Japan is an enriching learning experience that will deepen your understanding of Lean, sharpen your professional skills, and inspire you to apply Lean principles in your own organisation.

Are you ready for the Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt training in Japan?

The Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt training is designed for professionals who already hold a Lean Green or Black Belt certificate and have experience with continuous improvement projects. If you want to coach improvement teams within your organisation, train Yellow, Green, and Black Belts, and establish a culture of continuous improvement, then this Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt training is perfect for you.

Guided by an experienced Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, you will undergo an intensive nine-day learning journey. At the end of this study trip, you will achieve the Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt certification.

Are you ready to elevate your Lean knowledge to the next level? Enrol now in this unforgettable Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt training in Japan!

What will you gain from this Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt training?

Japanese culture is synonymous with a passion for perfection and customer satisfaction, a concept they refer to as “Creating Kando together.” On this trip, you will have ample opportunity to experience this “Kando” yourself. One of the highlights is a day dedicated to exploring Tokyo: travel on the famous Yurikamome driverless train, visit the impressive Koishikawa Korakuen Gardens, the iconic Tokyo Tower, or the bustling entertainment district Izakaya, famous for its karaoke bars.

During your experience in Japan, you will discover the authentic essence of Lean. You will be trained by Japanese Toyota senseis and visit organisations that have elevated Lean to an art form. You will immerse yourself in the unique Japanese culture, where customer experience is of central importance.

This opportunity will fundamentally transform your perception of Lean, establishing you as the invaluable Lean specialist in your organisation. You will gain unique knowledge and experiences unparalleled anywhere else in the world. You will learn both practical and theoretical skills, as well as how to apply them in your own work and organisation. This experience will undoubtedly lead to professional growth and personal development.

This study trip to Japan will not only cement your understanding of Lean but also transform your perspective on organisational structure, leadership, and management. As a Lean specialist, you will realise how Lean can contribute to improving efficiency and effectiveness, reducing waste, and increasing customer satisfaction.

What will you learn during the Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Training in Japan?

During this Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt training in Japan, you will go back to the roots of the Lean philosophy. You will visit organisations that have elevated Lean to an art form, including renowned companies such as Toyota Factory, Nissan, and Yamaha Piano, as well as the Tsukiji fish market and various healthcare enterprises and government agencies. Here, you will learn from Lean senseis, managers, and employees how they successfully integrate Lean into their business processes. Additionally, you will participate in various workshops focused on the Toyota Production System (TPS), continuous improvement, and Kaizen. Our study trip includes visits to various organisations such as Toyota, Nissan, Yamaha Piano, Kikuya dry cleaning, Fujitsu, various healthcare institutions, government offices as well as a bank.

During this study trip, you will discover a wide range of relevant topics, including the art of Japanese craftsmanship and the famous Japanese hospitality. We will also address important aspects such as customer satisfaction, Kaizen (continuous improvement), visual management, leadership, goal setting, and employee satisfaction in an interactive and in-depth manner. Each theme contributes to a deeper and more comprehensive understanding of Lean principles and practices. You will learn about the interaction between Lean and an organisation’s culture and how this fusion contributes to successful implementation and continuous improvement.

What will you get during the Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt training?

This all-inclusive seven-day Lean training in Japan includes: on-site transportation, accommodation, and organised activities. The package is based on full board, which means that all meals are included. Additionally, guidance by a English-speaking guide is included. During the trip, you will stay in excellent hotels in the heart of Nagoya and Tokyo, ideal places to relax after an intense day of learning. The flight tickets are not included.

Here is a summary of what you get with the Lean Six Sigma Master Black training in Japan:

  1. Seven days of Lean training in Japan
  2. Full board hotel accommodation
  3. Transportation to and from workshop locations
  4. Certificate of participation as proof of this training
  5. Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt certificate.

Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt training programme in Japan:

Saturday:

Take your flight to Tokyo, Japan. Once on board the plane, you’ll have time to relax, watch movies, or prepare yourself for the world of Lean with further reading and research. Upon arrival in Tokyo, you begin your journey to Nagoya on the famous Bullet Train, which can reach speeds of up to 300 km/h. The Lean journey starts immediately as you experience how the conductor greets and serves passengers. With a cycle (takt) time of only 7 minutes, the entire train is cleaned. This efficiency and speed are characteristic of the Japanese culture. 

Sunday:

Once we have arrived in Nagoya we check into the hotel and take some time to relax and recover from the journey. In the afternoon, we visit the Toyota Museum where we learn more about the development of the Toyota Production System (TPS), which was established under the leadership of the Toyoda family. The Lean principles are clearly explained from start to finish, from the loom to car production. We learn about concepts such as Jidoka (stopping the production line), Kanban, Just-in-Time, the insights of Taiichi Ohno, and the great value that is placed on demonstrating respect for people.

The museum allows you to take photos and videos, which you can later use in your own presentations or Lean training.

Monday:

On Monday, we visit the Toyota Management Institute, where we learn from experienced Lean masters, also known as “senseis.” Here, we gain hands-on experience with Lean and discover how to integrate it into the culture of continuous improvement within an organisation. We explore the Toyota Way Management System, also known as TPS, and discuss Lean concepts. During this experience, we hope that you will enjoy the opportunity for active participation in the hands-on exercises. We learn, among other things, how to apply visual management – obeya to monitor results.

Tuesday:

On Tuesday, we will visit a Toyota factory, where we will be taken on a detailed tour. Here, you can witness firsthand how Toyota rolls out a car from the production line every 63 seconds. During this visit, you will discover that Lean is not just about the tools, but also about the development of employees. You will gain insight into how Toyota has created a culture of continuous improvement. Additionally, you will learn how Toyota, in collaboration with its suppliers, developed the Just-in-Time concept. At Toyota, suppliers are considered part of the family.

Wednesday:

On Wednesday, we visit a Toyota supplier, where we learn how the 5S method contributes to a culture of continuous improvement. We gain insight into the importance of the Kanban system and how error-free work is essential for achieving perfect processes.

Next, we visit a Zen temple. Led by a Zen priest, we learn about the pursuit of daily perfection, which lies at the core of Zen philosophy.

We then travel to Tokyo on the Bullet Train, which can reach speeds of up to 300 km/h. At the station, we experience the principle of error-free work and observe how the technique of “Pointing and Calling” is put into practice. The Japanese Bullet Train is known for its punctuality, with an average annual train delay of only 40 seconds!

We conclude the day by checking into our hotel in Tokyo in the late afternoon.

Thursday:

We visit various service organisations on Thursday, including a government office, bank, healthcare institution, and IT organisation. Here, we gain insight into how Lean principles, originally developed for manufacturing processes, are applied in a service context. We learn about effective principles in a service environment and how management functions are applied in an office setting.

We delve into concepts such as daily stand-up meetings and Obeya, and learn about the techniques used to motivate and engage employees in continuous improvement processes.

Friday:

Lean primarily revolves around culture and people. It involves the daily pursuit of customer satisfaction and perfect processes, with employees continuously striving for improvements. But how do you create a culture of continuous improvement? On this day, we will focus on this topic.

In the evening, we head to the martial arts hall for an Aikido session. You may wonder, what does this have to do with Lean? Kata is an important element within martial arts (budo). A Kata is a set of exercises repeated over and over to perfect the movement. This can be compared to, for example, a Standard Operating Procedure in the Lean methodology.

Saturday:

Today is a free day for you to explore and enjoy. No doubt you will want to return home with a bag full of souvenirs so you will have the opportunity to visit the bustling shopping district of Tokyo. If you prefer the quieter life more, you may choose to explore nature and take a hike in the mountains. In a short train ride, you can find yourself in beautiful natural surroundings.

Sunday:

Upon returning home, you will still receive a further 16 hours of support and guidance for the Master Black Belt certification. Topics covered include Hoshin Kanri, OGSM, Lean Leadership and Coaching, teaching skills, designing training sessions, delivering training, advisory skills, cultural analysis, Lean Audit, and maturity model.

Discover the magic of Lean in Japan!

If you would like to learn more about this unforgettable Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt training in Japan and what it can offer you and your organisation, do not hesitate to contact us through DMAIC.com. We are ready to answer all your questions and assist you in planning this incredible Lean training to Japan.

Feel free to contact us. Call, message, or email at your convenience.

Anend Harkhoe
info@dmaic.com
+31 6 57 57 57 31

The phases of lean

1

Define

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!

2

Measure

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.

3

Analyse

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.

4

Improve

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.

5

Control

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.