Training & Certification

Advanced Lean

Boost your Lean skills with advanced tools and techniques

Format: Virtual Live Instructor-led Classroom
Topic: Lean and Agile
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Next Workshop

January 25, 2021 - January 29, 2021

Monday – Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. MT

Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. MT



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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:

  • Understand how waste, value-added and non- value-added activities affect process efficiency.
  • Scope Lean projects that align with business objectives.
  • Contribute to Kaizen events as a highly knowledgeable team member or co-leader.
  • 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.


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.

Designed to move quickly beyond the theory of Lean, this course has a major focus on value stream assessment skills—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 Fast 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 faced by participants. Peer-to-peer learning further reinforces application as professionals share their unique perspectives, projects and experience.

Day One - Click Here

  • Introductions
  • 20 Keys to Lean and Process Management
  • Assessment
  • Lean 101 Review
  • BEST Simulation Round 1
  • Value Expanded
  • Waste Identification
    • BEST Simulation
    • Value Stream Map (VSM)
  • Waste Identified
  • Homework
    • Value Stream Map Review

Day Two - Click Here

  • Review
  • Introduction to Statistics
  • Introduction to Measurement System Analysis (MSA)
  • Daily Management
  • Daily Management Board
  • BEST Simulation Round 1
    • Measurements

Day Three - Click Here

  • Review Report Measurement System Analysis
  • Heijunka
    • Level Loading
  • Lean Pull Systems
    • Kanban
    • Supermarket
  • Cellular Design
  • BEST Simulation Round 2
  • Single Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED)
  • Drag Car Simulation
  • Homework
    • Standard Combination Sheets

Day Four - Click Here

  • Review Standard Combination and SCORE
  • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
  • Control Charts
  • Queuing
  • BEST Simulation Round 3

Day Five - Click Here

  • Review
  • Visual Management
  • Rapid Problem Solving
  • Gap and Ongoing Review
  • Optional
    • Production Preparation Process (3P)
  • Course Closure

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

Classes meet through Microsoft Teams


Recommended Browsers:

  • Chrome
  • Firefox
  • Safari
  • Edge


For the best Experience and optimum security, we recommend that you keep your browser up to date


Legacy browsers with known issues:

Internet Explorer 10 and below

Safari 7 and below


Note: the course content requires that any pop-up blocker be disabled


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 6-weeks advance notice so that we may fill your spot and ensure a fun class for the other students.  Otherwise, the cancellation policy is below.

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 6 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.

  • If you need to cancel, we will refund your paid registration fee, or you may apply toward another workshop. Please see below.
    • Requests for cancellations/transfers received at least 6 weeks before the start of the course receive a full refund/transfer.
    • Requests received within 4 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.
    • If you cannot find a substitute, 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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