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Master Green Belt in Lean CGBL 1st Level

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Education Center: Advance Operations Management School
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City: Lausanne

Duration: 5 days in a 3 months timeframe

Advance has designed this Executive Masters Course to transfer Lean-specific knowledge from the International Independent Board for Lean Certification’s Book of Knowledge of (www.iiblc.org).

You can also obtain Lean 6Sigma Green Belt certification by attending the Green Belt and the Six Sigma Green Belt add-on module, and taking the respective exams.

The course objectives are:
- to transfer the Lean vision of how to create Value for the Customer
- to provide Lean-specific knowledge, including techniques and tools to identify the flow of Value and sources of waste
- to provide a structured approach for successful Lean implementation, introducing the necessary cultural and organisational changes
- to accelerate learning by communicating the critical issues to be faced, and the solutions adopted, via a Lean Implementation Case Study
- to prepare candidates to pass the Lean Green Belt (CGBL) IIBLC® exam

The course is delivered by certified IIBLC® instructors with many years’ educational and professional experience in Lean.

Request the IIBLC® Green Belt or Black Belt Book of Knowledge (BOK) for 36 euros (including VAT + shipping).

Advance also offers in-house training programmes on request.


The course includes:
- a classroom training phase
- an individual study phase with remote support from instructors
- a simulation of the classroom exam with discussion of the results

Practical exercises are conducted during the course to allow immediate verification and application of the concepts outlined in the classroom, and use the tools adopted in Lean implementations to identify Value flows and waste sources. Successful Lean implementation Case Studies are also discussed.

The course is structured across 5 days of classroom training with certified instructors.

Teaching is in English.


1. Introduction to Lean
- What is Lean
- History
- Business Strategy
- Ford, GM and Toyota system
- The House of Toyota
- The 5 Lean principles: Value, Value Stream, Create Flow, Pull, Perfection

2. Lean Principles
2.1 Defining Value and Waste
- Value added activities: Definition and Recognition
- Viewpoint of the Customer
- Muda/Mura/Muri
- 7 Muda (7+1): Definition and Recognition
- Lead Time: Components of Lead Time
- Effects of shorter Lead Time

2.2. Identifying the Value Stream
- Basic principles of Value Stream Mapping
- Defining product families
- Current state Value Stream Map
- Basic symbology
- Process box - Boundaries
- Data box
- Inventory triangle (production, office, service)
- Material flow
- Production Planning
- Transportation
- Kanban loops and supermarkets
- Inventory, Waiting and Delay
- Information flow
- Lead Time ladder: Components, Meaning
- Cycle Time
- Process Time
- Single Stream VSM: How to start drawing, Paper & Pencil drawing, Software based VSM
- Future state Value Stream Map
- Loops and Symbology

2.3 Creating Flow
- Takt Time: Definition and Calculation
- Continuous flow vs. Job Shop
- One-Piece-Flow
- FIFO lanes
- 5S technique
- SMED technique
  - Definition of a setup
  - Why (EPEI, Flexibility, Capacity, Cost reduction)
  - Internal vs. external setup
  - Converting internal to external setup
  - Setup instructions

2.4 Pull from Customer demand
- Pacemaker
- Interval: Definition and Calculation
- Kanban definition
- Kanban types
  - Supermarket
  - Withdrawal Kanban
  - Production Kanban
  - Specific Kanban
  - Generic Kanban
  - Two (three)-bin system
- Kanban and ERP system
- Heijunka

2.5 Striving for Perfection
- Kaizen
- Kaizen-event
- Standardised work: Definition, Importance, Work instructions, Continuous improvement
- Poka-yoke
- Visual Management
  - Power of visual control
  - Andon
  - Marking, spaces, pictograms
  - Daily reporting board
  - Weekly reporting board
  - Management reporting
- Basic Lean measures
  - Throughput time
  - WIP
  - Scrap/rework/PPM

3. Improvement Management
3.1 Basics of Project Management
- Introduction to Project Management
- Triple Constraint Management
- Five Process Groups of Projects
- Nine PMI Knowledge Areas
- Project Management Tools
  - Project Charter
  - Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
  - Schedule development
  - Cost estimating
  - Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM)
  - Risk Management
  - Progress reporting

3.2 Complementary Improvement Methodologies
- Six Sigma
  - Jidoka
  - Complexity – Variation – Mistakes
  - DMAIC improvement methodology
  - Basic Six Sigma Tools
- TQM tools
  - PDCA
  - Pareto
  - Ishikawa
  - Flowchart
  - Histogram
  - Check sheets
  - Scatter diagram
  - Control sheets
  - Five Why’s
  - Process Mapping



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Other editions of this course
in Switzerland:

8 Oct 2020  -  Lausanne

22 Oct 2020  -  Basel


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