Certified Lean Practitioner Overview

Certified Lean Practitioner Course Outline

Module 1: Managing and Building Lean Teams

  • Managing Teams
  • Lean Teams
  • Features of Lean Teams
  • High Performing Teams (HPT)
  • High Performance Challenge
  • Contrasting Team Structures
  • Managing Progress and Demonstrating Control
  • Kanban Board
  • MoSCoW Prioritization
  • Daily Stand-Ups
  • Work Cells
  • Self-Managed Team Philosophy
  • Lean Manager and the Self-Managed Team
  • Personality Styles
  • Autonomous HPTs

Module 2: Problem-Solving

  • Problem Solving
  • Problem Solving Framework
  • A Seven-Step Problem Solving Methodology
  • Prioritization Tools

Module 3: Visual Management

  • Introduction to Visual Management
  • Guidelines for Visual Management
  • Advanced Intelligence Methods
  • Ways of Gathering the VOC
  • Intelligence Gathering: Top Tips
  • Critical to Quality Trees

Module 4: Advanced VOC

  • Advanced Intelligence Methods
  • Ways of Gathering the VOC
  • Intelligence Gathering: Top Tips
  • Critical to Quality Trees

Module 5: Lean Metrics

  • Metrics
  • Measures and Targets
  • Metrics Drive Behaviour
  • Traditional Vs Lean Metrics
  • Choosing the Right Metrics
  • Things to Consider When Selecting Metrics
  • Useful Metrics
  • First and Second Project Metrics
  • Metrics and Measures Roadmap

Module 6: Process Measurement

  • What are Lean Process Measurements?
  • Two Level Measures
  • Four Sub-Metrics
  • Calculating OEE and TEPP
  • OEE is Not a Magic Number
  • First Time Quality
  • Work in Progress
  • Completed Orders Metrics
  • Delivery Metrics
  • Warranty Metrics
  • Customer Feedback Metrics
  • Reporting Metrics
  • Aims of Data Collection
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • Process Measurement Points
  • List of Criteria for a Good Measure
  • Gauge R and R
  • Measurement System Resolution
  • Brief Description of Data Collection Planning
  • Five Steps of Data Collection Process
  • Data Collection Sheet
  • Frequency and Sample Size
  • Evolving Data Collection Plan

Module 7: Total Productive Maintenance

  • TPM in a Nutshell
  • What is TPM?
  • TPM: Goals
  • Why is TPM Needed?
  • Benefits of TPM
  • TPM: What to Focus On?
  • TPM: Where Should it be Applied?
  • TPM Maturity Levels
  • TPM Health Check
  • Implementation Structure of TPM
  • Establish Infrastructure
  • Eliminate Top Issues
  • Training
  • Conduct Autonomous
  • Conduct Planned Maintenance
  • Design Maintenance Prevention

Module 8: Process Levelling (Heijunka)

  • Heijunka
  • Heijunka in a Nutshell
  • Process Levelling Overview
  • Production Levelling
  • Demand Levelling
  • Sequencing
  • Sequencing Concepts
  • Single Piece Flow
  • First in First Out
  • Pull
  • Kanban
  • Three-Bin System
  • Kanban Operation Rules
  • Andon
  • Process Levelling
  • Resource Scheduling
  • Theory of Constraints and TOC Process
  • Other Techniques to Enable Level Scheduling
  • Process Levelling in the Office
  • What is the Minimum Cycle Time for a Form?
  • Putting it All Together
  • Lean Office: How it Was?

Module 9: Value Stream Mapping

  • Process Maps
  • Swim Lanes
  • Typical Process Map Contests
  • Value Stream Maps
  • Headache Tablets: Value Stream Mapping
  • On the Ground Instructions (OTGIs)
  • Creating the “As Is” VSM
  • Investigating and Understanding the Process
  • Process Boxes
  • Useful VSM Metrics and Square Wave
  • Creating an Improved Process
  • Steps for Building a Value Stream Map
  • Action Plans
  • Identifying Priorities: Effort/Impact Grid

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Who should attend this Certified Lean Practitioner Course?

This Certified Lean Practitioner Training Course in the United States is meant for professionals looking to improve their business by applying and nurturing Lean thinking. This course will be more beneficial for the following professionals:

  • Manufacturing Engineers
  • Operations Managers
  • Quality Control Professionals
  • Customer Service Representatives
  • IT Professionals
  • Supply Chain and Logistics Personnel
  • Managers and Department Heads

Prerequisites of the Certified Lean Practitioner Course

You should have a good understanding of the Basic Lean Tools and Lean Thinking. Delegates are also encouraged to complete the Introduction to Lean or Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Course before taking this Certified Lean Practitioner course.

Certified Lean Practitioner Course Overview

This Certified Lean Practitioner Course is an advanced course designed to deepen understanding and application of Lean methodologies in organizational settings in the United States. It delves into advanced Lean principles, emphasising their relevance in driving significant operational enhancements. This course provides a very detailed overview of Lean techniques and their pivotal role in fostering continuous improvement.

All professionals, therefore, who would find the aspirations to lead and drive Lean initiatives in their respective organizations, would be required to take it upon themselves to master the Certified Lean Practitioner Course. This advanced course is particularly beneficial for individuals in Managerial roles, Process Improvement Teams, Quality Assurance, and those driving organizational change.

The Knowledge Academy’s 1-day Lean Training provides advanced skills and insights for the effective application of Lean methodologies. Delegates are taken through an in-depth look at advanced concepts in Lean, such as Kaizen, DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control), and principles of Lean Six Sigma. Delegates will acquire skills in applying advanced Lean tools and techniques in a pragmatic way through the use of practical exercises and case studies from their own organizations.

Course Objectives

  • To advance delegates' knowledge and application of Lean methodologies
  • To provide in-depth insights into advanced Lean principles and techniques
  • To equip delegates with skills to lead and drive Lean initiatives within organizations
  • To demonstrate the application of Kaizen, DMAIC, and Lean Six Sigma principles
  • To foster expertise in identifying and resolving complex organizational challenges
  • To empower professionals to lead successful Lean transformations within their respective domains

On completing this advanced Lean Course in the United States, delegates will have acquired the necessary advanced Lean skills to influence leading impactful Lean initiatives that can fuel substantial improvement and spearhead Lean transformation within the organization.

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What’s included in this Certified Lean Practitioner Course?

  • Certified Lean Practitioner Examination
  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • Certified Lean Practitioner Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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Certified Lean Practitioner Exam Information

To achieve the Certified Lean Practitioner, candidates will need to sit for an examination. The exam format is as follows: 

  • Question Type: Multiple Choice 
  • Total Questions: 60 
  • Total Marks: 60 Marks 
  • Pass Mark: 65%, or 39/60 Marks 
  • Duration: 80 Minutes
  • Open Book/ Closed Book: Closed Book

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Ways to take this course

Experience live, interactive learning from home with The Knowledge Academy's Online Instructor-led Certified Lean Practitioner. Engage directly with expert instructors, mirroring the classroom schedule for a comprehensive learning journey. Enjoy the convenience of virtual learning without compromising on the quality of interaction.

Unlock your potential with The Knowledge Academy's Certified Lean Practitioner, accessible anytime, anywhere on any device. Enjoy 90 days of online course access, extendable upon request, and benefit from the support of our expert trainers. Elevate your skills at your own pace with our Online Self-paced sessions.

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Certified Lean Practitioner FAQs

This certification is testimony that an individual has the best of understanding and good application of Lean principle and methodology focusing on continuous improvement toward enhanced efficiency, reduced waste, and process optimization.
You will be able to improve your problem-solving capability, obtain better job opportunities, and become capable of contributing to organizational operational efficiency.
Most appropriate for all professionals who will be at the forefront of process improvement, ranging from Project Managers to Team Leaders, and people involved in bringing operational improvements.
The Lean Course will consider the Lean principles, tools, techniques, and knowledge areas related to value stream mapping, 5S, and waste reduction, along with knowledge in continuous improvement strategies.
Key skills include the ability to understand the Lean methodologies, identification and elimination of waste, process mapping, and implementation of Lean-related solutions.
There are no formal prerequisites to attend this course.
Applicable across other sectors, it is in the industries of manufacturing, healthcare, finance, and IT where the certification of Lean is esteemed to add value toward operational improvement and efficiency.
Yes, online eLearning self-study modules are offered for those needing more flexibility in the topic areas, from the basics of Lean to advanced materials, with additional course manuals provided.
Yes, successful completion of this training and any associated assessments or assignments earns you a Lean Practitioner certificate.
Roles like Lean Coordinator, Process Improvement Manager, and Lean Consultant are some of the roles the candidate can land with ease with this certification.
This training is very helpful for beginners: through it, you can obtain a quite strong understanding of lean principles and practical application. It is highly recommended even for an expert with some experience to consolidate his knowledge.
Yes, we offer 24/7 support for students to help them throughout their learning and make learning easy.
Yes, we do provide corporate training, and the training can be tailored as a package to meet all the specific needs and objectives of your organization, so that the whole group can gather knowledge as a team.
The training fees for Certified Lean Practitioner certification in the United States starts from $1595
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for Certified Lean Practitioner.
Please see our Lean Training courses available in the United States
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