Lean Black Belt
As a Black Belt, you will understand the Lean philosophy inside-out. With the knowledge and skills you acquire in this online course, you will be ready to tackle even the most complex improvement challenges confidently and without hesitation.
Become the expert and driving force behind continuous improvement in your organisation.
Online Lean Black Belt Training
Will you elevate teams, projects, and organisations to the next level?
As a Lean Black Belt, you will have left no stone unturned in learning and understanding the Lean philosophy. With the knowledge, skills, and experience you have learnt from this training course, you will be equipped to tackle even the most complex improvement challenges, head-on.
You will be driven by improving processes, continuous improvement, and customer-centric work. As a Black Belt, you will master the techniques and strategies to independently analyse and improve processes. Additionally, you will be able to demonstrate superior skills in motivating and facilitating teams. This makes you a valuable asset to any organisation aiming to create a culture of continuous improvement.
What is a Lean Black Belt?
Black Belts are the leaders of improvement projects and they have overall responsibility for successful delivery. They support Green Belts in improvement projects and will collaborate with the process owner on progress. If you are looking to improve processes, work in a more customer-centric way, and create a culture of improvement, Black Belts have all the techniques and strategies to succeed. Furthermore, Black Belts excel at motivating and facilitating team members. This makes you a valuable asset to any organisation aiming to create a culture of continuous improvement. This Black Belt training offers you 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 roles and tools and actively involving team members in the improvement process, your organisation can move towards a more efficient and customer-centric way of working. Upon completion of this training, you will be able to independently analyse and improve processes and create a culture of continuous improvement. Additionally, you will be able to lead a team of Yellow, Orange 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 in organisations, lead improvement projects, and create a culture of continuous improvement. Even if you have not yet completed a Lean Green Belt certification, you can still take this training at DMAIC.com.
Free Demo: Discover Lean E-Learning
Would you like to experience how e-learning works? Take a look at our free demo to discover how versatile and comprehensive our online Lean training is.
We understand that before you make any commitments, you’ll want to get a taste of our e-learning and how it works. Through this no-obligation demo, you can experience what online Lean training entails. (And no, you won’t have to enter any personal information to access this content).
In this demo, you will walk through one of the Lean training modules, including assignments and assessments. This will give you an idea of how comprehensive and versatile our online Lean training courses are. Excited? Then check out the different online Lean training courses we offer.
Are you ready to become a Lean Black Belt?
After completing this training course, you will be able to independently analyse and improve processes and create a culture of continuous improvement. Additionally, you can lead a team of Yellow and Green Belts. Many Black Belts serve as strategic advisors to senior management. Our Lean Black Belt training is suitable for anyone who wants to contribute to a culture of continuous improvement in their organisation. Furthermore, this training serves as the perfect stepping-stone towards a Master Black Belt certification.
What can the Lean Black Belt training offer you?
After completing this training, you will be an expert in improving processes and promoting a culture of continuous improvement within your organisation. You will be able to independently analyse and improve processes, and you will have the skills to lead a team of Yellow and Green Belts. As a Black Belt, you will have a deep understanding of improvement projects and know how to identify waste and implement quick wins using Lean techniques. Additionally, you will be able to lead and organise improvement projects independently, promoting continuous improvement within your organisation. You will be able to apply Lean principles to your daily work, eliminate waste, and systematically resolve issues by finding sustainable solutions. You will actively participate in Lean implementations, lead workshops, and inspire team members. Implementing quick wins and leading improvement projects using Lean methodologies will be your expertise. You will use data to make fact-based decisions and effectively communicate with stakeholders at various levels across the organisation.
In summary, you will be a valuable asset who is able to improve processes and promote a culture of continuous improvement across your organisation.
What will you learn during the Lean Black Belt training?
During the training, you will work towards your Black Belt certification by going through the PDCA cycle and the phases of Lean (DMAIC). The training will also focus on important aspects such as attitudes and behaviours within organisations as well as key skills such as: facilitation, coaching and communication. The following topics will be covered in each phase:
1 – Define: In this phase, you will learn how to clearly define a problem and determine its improvement potential. 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 engagement from all relevant stakeholders.
2 – Measure: In the measurement phase, you will learn how to visualise and describe process flows as well as how to create and analyse value streams. Topics covered include Value Stream Mapping, Swimlane diagrams, MIFA (Material and Information Flow Analysis), UDMO (Universal Diagram of Manufacturing Operations), creating a measurement plan, and identifying the eight types of waste in Lean. These skills will help 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 root cause(s) of a given problem. 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 Times Why” technique. With these tools, you can delve deeper into your processes to identify and understand the underlying causes of a particular problem.
4 – Improve: In the improvement phase, you will learn how to actively involve your team in implementing improvements. Topics in this phase include organising weekly and daily stand-up meetings, 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. The topics you will apply 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 maintaining those results is another challenge. In the control phase, you will work with topics such as establishing procedures, Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA), defining roles and responsibilities using a RACI diagram (Responsible, Accountable, Consulted, Informed), using the 8D method for problem-solving, 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 techniques and tools, the training will also address the so-called softer skills of Lean, such as change management and team dynamics. These aspects are equally important for the success of your improvement projects and you will learn how to promote a culture of continuous improvement within your organisation.
The Merits of Online Learning:
Online learning is becoming increasingly popular due to the many benefits it offers. The flexibility it provides is unparalleled: you can study at a time to suit you, without having to commit to a fixed schedule. This is especially convenient for those people who have work, family or other commitments.
Online learning also allows you to learn at your own pace. You can process and understand the information in a way that matches your learning speed. If you are a fast learner, you don’t have to wait for others, and if you need extra time, you can take it.
Another significant advantage of online learning is the cost and time savings. Without travel expenses and with lower tuition fees compared to classroom courses, online learning is often more cost effective. Additionally, you save time that would otherwise be spent on travel or commuting.
This wouldn’t be balanced if we didn’t also address some of the challenges associated with online learning. While technological advancements have made timely communication much easier, the lack of direct interaction with trainers could be perceived as an obstacle. Fortunately, we provide support via phone, app, or email to compensate for this.
Online learning also requires a certain level of self-discipline. Without the structure of a fixed schedule, it can be tempting to procrastinate. Technical issues can also prove challenging and frustrating for delegates if they are unable to rely on functioning technology and internet access.
Despite these challenges, online learning does offer numerous benefits and opens the doors to flexible and accessible education for everyone, everywhere.
How much time is required to complete the Lean Black Belt training?
On average, participants in this e-learning programme will take around 60 to 70 hours to complete the online Lean Black Belt training.
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 certification. 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. View the certificate here.
The Benefits of Lean Black Belt Training:
Achieving your Lean Black Belt certification offers various benefits, including:
- Valuable and transferable skills: You will learn to apply Lean principles and techniques, streamline processes, eliminate waste, and enhance customer satisfaction.
- Improved career prospects: Employers value employees who can apply Lean principles to improve the organisation. A Lean Black Belt certification can strengthen your resume and increase your opportunities for career growth.
Important Points to Remember:
- The Lean Black Belt training enables you to lead complex improvement projects and create a culture of continuous improvement.
- You will learn advanced Lean tools and techniques, strategic leadership, and project management.
- Obtaining the Black Belt certification provides valuable skills and can enhance your career prospects.
- Our team of experienced Lean professionals is ready to support you with any questions.
We hope to welcome you soon to our Lean Black Belt training. If you have any further questions or need additional information, please let us know. Feel free to call, text, or email us at 06 – 57 57 57 31 or email@example.com.