Advanced Lean

Boost your Lean skills with advanced tools and techniques. In person and virtual options available.

Format: Virtual Live Instructor-led Lab
Topic: Lean and Agile



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Many courses teach advanced Lean concepts but leave out the necessary skills for aligning Lean activities with strategic objectives, solving real process problems and continuously improving operations. The Advanced Lean course moves beyond knowledge into the realm of application—teaching you advanced techniques that you can apply in any industry.

Learning Objectives

After completing this course participants will:

  • Scope Lean projects that align with business objectives.
  • Support Kaizen events as highly knowledgeable team members or leaders.
  • Apply the right combination of Lean tools to solve an array of business issues in any industry.
  • Assess process value streams in greater depth for optimal efficiency.
  • Understand the steps of the SCORE roadmap for running Kaizen events.
  • Engage and drive Lean to transform your organization.


Lean Leader course or the equivalent is required. A demonstrated understanding of these Lean concepts

Who Should Attend?

  • Candidates enrolled in the Master Black Belt Development program.
  • Candidates enrolled in the Lean Master Development program.
  • Lean practitioners from manufacturing, service, healthcare or transactional environments.
  • Performance excellence practitioners who want to expand their knowledge of Lean.


In order to receive certification, participants must actively participate in all five days of training and pass exams with a 70% or higher.

Designed to move quickly beyond the theory of Lean, this course has a major focus on value stream assessment skills and Daily Management – how to identify and remove waste in a process and ensure that it doesn’t creep back into the process. You’ll learn how to apply such advanced Lean tools as Quick Changeover, Kanban (pull systems), and TPM (Total Productive Maintenance). In addition, you’ll more deeply explore basic Lean concepts like mistake-proofing, visual control, and 5S to uncover opportunities and make improvements that align with strategic objectives.

A distinguishing feature of this course is that it gives you a proven method for running Lean Kaizen events, using the SCORE roadmap, along with all the usable Excel worksheets you’ll need to engage in these events. Read “Leading Lean Kaizen Improvements” for more on SCORE.

Group and individual exercises and simulations ensure learning is engaging and effective.  Instructors also tailor their examples to participants – whether from service, manufacturing, healthcare or transactional environments – and will illustrate techniques by showing how they apply directly to challenges experienced by participants. Peer-to-peer learning further reinforces application as professionals share their unique perspectives, projects and experiences.

How many CEUs/PDUs are available?

3.6 CEUs
10 PDUs

Day One

  • Lean 101 Review
  • Introduction to Lean Business Process Management
  • Simulation
  • End to End Value Stream Assessment
  • Analyze the Value Stream

Day Two

  • Cellular Design
    • 5S Implementation
    • Visual Management
    • Standard Work Toolset
  • Simulation​

Day Three

  • Daily Management
    • Providing Alignment
    • Creating Accountability
    • Demanding Sustainability
  • Inventory Strategy​

Day Four

  • Queuing Theory
  • Quick Changeover
  • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
  • Preventing Human Error
  • Simulation​

Day Five

  • Dealing with Difficult Behavior
  • Introduction to Lean Agile
  • Introduction to Hoshin Kanri​

System Requirements: Internet connection with modern browser

Operating System: Microsoft Windows (7 and higher) or Apple Mac OS X

Display Properties Setting: Minimum 1024 x 768 screen resolution

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Lean Methods Group reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule courses and to change instructors. We will do our best to ensure you are aware of changes six weeks prior to the course start date. Please be advised that in the event of a course cancellation, Lean Methods Group is not responsible for airfare penalties or other travel-related expenses you may incur.

While we recognize the need to cancel due to unforeseen events, we kindly ask that you consider the other students in this course when cancelling your enrollment.  We ask for six weeks advance notice so that we may fill your spot and ensure a fun class for the other students.

    • Requests for cancellations/transfers received at least six weeks before the start of the course receive a full refund/transfer to another workshop
    • Requests received within four weeks of the course shall receive a 50% refund.
    • After the course starts, there are no refunds or transfers.
    • Registrants who fail to attend without advance notice are liable for the entire course fee.
    • We can transfer your course fees to another Lean Methods e-learning or instructor-led course of your choice.

You must successfully complete the entire course or program before IACET CEUs, PDUs and a Certificate of Completion can be awarded.

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