Lean Practitioner

This Lean training is ideal for professionals who want to learn to conduct improvement projects with fast implementation times. This training covers the Lean Management principles and deals intensively with Kaizen and Toyota Kata. Lean is all about daily improvement and during your training you will receive the tools to achieve this.

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    Lean Management experts

    Is it your ambition to make an organization excel? The Lean Practitioner course is the course for energetic professionals wishing to improve processes without large-scale projects. The Lean management methodology is characterized by short improvement cycles through Kaizen events and A3 project management techniques.

    “If you focus on costs, quality decreases. If you focus on quality, costs decrease.”

    The Lean practitioner is the driving force for Lean improvement projects and Lean implementations. A ‘hands-on’ professional with the ambition to develop the perfect process and inspire departments to do better and better every day. The Lean Practitioner has fully mastered the Lean tools, knows the Lean principles and inspires colleagues to work on improvements. Within organizations, Lean Practitioners are the specialists who, by working together, allow departments to excel and can enthusiastically pass on the principles throughout the organization. 

    Lean Practitioner course

    During the four-day Lean Practitioner course, we cover all the material required to improve processes according to the Lean Management methodology. Especially in environments where there is little data available and quick, small-scale improvement projects can be done, the Lean Management method is the way to go. Improve fast and often. That is what a Lean Practitioner does. The course covers all the tools and principles, such as Kaizen, the 5 steps of Womack, the 7 Wastes and A3 project management.

    The topics are covered in such a practical manner that you can apply what you have learned in the field immediately. You will find more detailed information such as the program and competency overview in our prospectus.

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    Lean Practitioner

    The Lean training for those who want to improve processes using Lean.

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    Practical information

    The Lean Practitioner course is a practical course. The course consists of 4 days of theory and a number of interactive exercises. The Lean Practitioner training course starts nearly every second month. Those who already have a Lean Thinking certificate are exempt from the first two days. In the prospectus, you will find more information about the program and the practical assignments.

    The Lean Practitioner course consists of three parts. During the first two days, you will learn which Lean techniques there are and how they relate to Womack’s Lean roadmap. The last 2 days delve deeper into Lean Management structures and Toyota’s 14 principles, in order to get a better understanding of Lean’s success. And finally, you will need to apply what you have learned in the field, in order for us to certify you as a Lean Practitioner.

    Part 1 - Lean Thinking

    2-day course covering Lean techniques such as:

    • 5 principles of Womack
    • 7 Wastes
    • Value Stream Mapping
    • Improvement tools like: Kanban, SMED and Poka Yoke

    These 2 days are built around a simulation. 

    Part 2 - Lean Management

    2-day course about Lean Management. During these 2 days, we will focus on projects and Kaizen events execution. The falling subjects are covered:

    • Toyota Kata
    • Kaizen Events
    • A3 Project Management
    • 14 Toyota management principles


    Part 3 - Practical Assignment

    After passing theory exam, you are expected to conduct continuous improvement projects based on Kaizen and A3 Management. Under the guidance of your Master Black Belt. Such project usually delivers hard benefits in the range of $10,000 to $50,000. 

    Lean Practitioner 4 day classroom theory course $1,999
    Pricing includes:

    • Classroom tutoring by a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt

    • Course materials (reference book, slide pack)

    • Exam (and 2 re-exams if required)

    • Certification (evidencing Lean Six Sigma theoretical knowledge on a Green Belt level)

    • Pricing does include F&B.

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    Our courses follow this standard and adhere to the competencies described therein.

    With its origins dating back to the 80’s, Lean Six Sigma is truly a well proven and globally recognised methodology in process improvement.

    Nevertheless, there was often some ambiguity surrounding the qualifications in Six Sigma, Lean and Lean Six Sigma.

    For example, if an organisation advertised for a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, how could they be sure of the level of ability of a ‘Black Belt’? If a supplier said it had deployed Six Sigma or Lean, how could a customer be sure of their real capabilities?

    It is exactly for this reason ‘The International Organization for Standardization’ (ISO) defined a universal standard for Lean Six Sigma in ISO 18404.

    This International Standard for Lean Six Sigma sets out to clarify the required competencies for personnel and organisations in Six Sigma, Lean and ‘Lean & Six Sigma’. In doing so, it has created clarity for what third parties can expect from Lean Six Sigma professionals.

    As our courses adhere to this international standard, the company looking for a Black Belt in the example above, can now be sure what competencies to expect from a Lean Six Sigma Black  Belt certified by The Lean Six Sigma Company.

    The Lean Six Sigma Company courses adhere to the ISO18404 standard which defines the competencies for the following Lean Six Sigma professionals:

    • Lean Practitioner

    • Lean Leader

    • Lean Expert

    • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt

    • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

    • Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt

    Our certification criteria are directly derived from the ISO standard. Participants who completed the course, fullfill internationally recognised and objective requirements (ISO18404), which may be expected from Lean Six Sigma professionals.

    Mischa van Aalten   /   CEO of The Lean Six Sigma Company Group

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    Lean Six Sigma in your company

    Although Lean Six Sigma is best known as a project-based improvement structure, it is much broader than that. Lean Six Sigma is an established philosophy, an organizational and improvement structure as well as a set of tools. Using this perspective Lean Six Sigma addresses organizational issues with respect to competitiveness, cost reduction, and customer satisfaction. 

    Depending on your ambition, Lean Six Sigma can be implemented in phases. Every organization is unique, without a common blueprint that universally applies. Together with you, The Lean Six Sigma Company will develop a plan of action tailored to your organization.

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