Lean Leader

This course is meant for managers who wish to implement continuous improvement within a department. During the course the Lean management principles that should characterize a Lean Leader are covered. Extra attention is paid to stand-ups, kaizen-events and Toyota kata.

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    Lean Management

    In a continuous improvement culture everyone will spend time on process improvement daily. The time spent will vary per employee from 10 minutes the entire day. Ownership of process improvement is the key to success for organisations.

    The Lean Leader is the initiator of Lean implementation projects. In addition to extensive knowledge of the Lean improvement tools, the Lean Leader is also a skilled change manager. By investing time in colleagues, the Lean Leader coaches employees continuous improvement.

    The Lean Leader course

    The course is made up of a theoretical part and a practical part. The 5 days of theory consists of 3 days Lean Practitioner and 2 additional days focussing on the Lean Management philosophy. The course meets all international standards as set in ISO18404.

    Extensive attention will be paid to the 14 management principles of Toyota. These principles serve as a general guideline for managers who wish to successfully implement Lean. One of the principles requires Lean Leaders to build a learning and continuously improving organisation. In order to do this, specific management skills are necessary. Lean Leaders coach people on how to improve, rather then telling people what to do. 

    During the course, Lean tools and principles such as Kaizen, the 5 principles of Womack, Toyota Kata, the 7 types of waste and A3 project management will be addressed.

    Lean Leader

    The specialist who is the initiator behind the improvement initiatives

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    Practical information

    The Lean Leader course takes a practical approach on the Lean methodology. It  is made up of 5 days of theory and a practical assignment. Your instructor will provide coaching during your practical assignment. In the Prospectus you will find detailed information about the course and the practical assignment. 

    The Lean Leader course has a duration of 5 classroom days. The first 3 days of this course will cover Lean methods and tools, focussing on the practical application. The last 2 days will focus on how to implement and manage Lean initiatives. 

    After the theoretical classroom days, you will be coached by your instructor during the practical assignment (Lean project). 

    Once you have successfully completed your theoretical exam and your practical assignment you will be awarded the Lean Leader certificate.

    Part 1 - Lean Practitioner

    Three-day module covering Lean tools and methods, such as:

    1. 5 principes of Womack
    2. Flow
    3. 7 types of waste
    4. Value Stream Mapping
    5. Several improvement techniques like Kanban, SMED and Poka Yoke

    These days have been built around a practical  simulation. Focus will be on the Lean methods and tools as well as how to recognise improvement potential. 

    Part 2 - Lean Leader

    2 day module covering Lean Management. During these 2 days the focus will be on executing projects and kaizen events. Subjects covered are:

    Toyota Kata
    Kaizen events
    A3 project management
    14 management principles of Toyota


    Part 3 - Lean Leader practical assignment

    After the theoretical part, you are expected to complete several (practical) assignments. More detailed information on what is expected, can be found in our prospectus.

    €2,860 Lean Leader Training Classroom


    • Course material (manuals and practice materials)

    • 10 hours of coaching by your Master Black Belt

    • Exam (2 resits, if necessary)

    • Theory certification

    • Practical certification

    • Lunch packages, coffee, tea and soft drinks

    • Parking fees

    • Project templates

    • Project assessment


    • Overnight stays

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    Lean Six Sigma in your company

    Lean Six Sigma is known in particular as a project-based improvement structure, but Lean Six Sigma is much more than that. Lean Six Sigma is an established philosophy, an organisational and improvement structure as well as a set of tools. Using this perspective Lean Six Sigma addresses organisational issues with respect to competitiveness, cost reduction, and customer satisfaction. 

    Depending on your ambition, Lean Six Sigma can be implemented in phases. Every organisation 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 organisation.

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