Master Green Belt in Lean - CGBL - 1st Level - Interactive Live Webinar


10 live webinar sessions
in 4 months


13 June 2023
17 October 2023


2100 CHF + VAT


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Master Green Belt in Lean - CGBL - 1st Level - Interactive Live Webinar

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Advance has designed this format to meet the needs of those who, for private or professional reasons, cannot attend the classroom sessions for Inter-company courses. Participants will attend live webinars held every 2 weeks: between each live webinar, the participant will study the LEAN contents on the resources provided by the school (i.e. Books, Participant Guide) and and will access the school's Learning Management System (to navigate or access a DEMO click on Advance LMS).

The course is structured across 10 sessions, concluding with a simulated exam. At the end of the course, participants can decide to take the final exam for CGBL (Certified Green Belt in Lean) certification of the IIBLC®.

  • Certificate: at the end of the course, you will receive a certificate of completion issued by Advance School.
  • Certification (OPTIONAL): if you decide to take the Lean Green Belt IIBLC® exam, you will receive the international CGBL certificate issued by the IIBLC®, attesting to having passed the IIBLC® Test. You can sit the IIBLC® Green Belt exam in various countries around the world. For information on the exam centres click on the link: Exam centres

The course objectives are:

  • to transfer the Lean vision of how to create Value for the Customer
  • to provide Lean-specific knowledge, including techniques and tools to identify the flow of Value and sources of waste
  • to provide a structured approach for successful Lean implementation, introducing the necessary cultural and organisational changes
  • to accelerate learning by communicating the critical issues to be faced, and the solutions adopted, via Lean implementation Case Studies
  • to prepare candidates to pass the IIBLC® Lean Green Belt (CGBL) exam

 The course is delivered by certified IIBLC® instructors with many years’ educational and professional experience in the Lean area.

"I am very pleased with the Interactive Lean Green Belt course at Advance School that has allowed me to learn Lean Best Practices, and to become internationally certified. Between the classroom sessions and the Interactive Learning format, I chose the latter for work reasons, and also because I already had experience in Lean: I found the course very well structured and up-to-date, and the instructors were extremely well prepared". Luca Borgatti, Plant Manager, Cargill Starch & Sweeteners, Italy.

  • Teaching plan

    The study plan comprises the course structure and the programme specification. The  course is divided into 10 Webinar sessions.



    The course includes:


    • An individual study phase with remote support from instructors
    • Live Webinar sessions with certified instructors.
    • a simulation of the exam at home, with corrections and discussion of the results via webinar


    Teaching is in English.


    1. Introduction to Lean
        What is Lean
        Business Strategy
        Ford, GM and Toyota system
        The House of Toyota
        The 5 Lean principles: Value, Value Stream, Create Flow, Pull, Perfection

    2. Lean Principles
    2.1 Defining Value and Waste
        Value added activities: Definition and Recognition
        Viewpoint of the Customer
        7 Muda (7+1): Definition and Recognition
        Lead Time: Components of Lead Time
        Effects of shorter Lead Time

    2.2. Identifying the Value Stream
        Basic principles of Value Stream Mapping
        Defining product families
        Current state Value Stream Map
        Basic symbology
        Process box - Boundaries
        Data box
        Inventory triangle (production, office, service)
        Material flow
        Production Planning
        Kanban loops and supermarkets
        Inventory, Waiting and Delay
        Information flow
        Lead Time ladder: Components, Meaning
        Cycle Time
        Process Time
        Single Stream VSM: How to start drawing, Paper & Pencil drawing, Software based VSM
        Future state Value Stream Map
        Loops and Symbology

    2.3 Creating Flow
        Takt Time: Definition and Calculation
        Continuous flow vs. Job Shop
        FIFO lanes
        5S technique
        SMED technique
        • Definition of a setup
        • Why (EPEI, Flexibility, Capacity, Cost reduction)
        • Internal vs. external setup
        • Converting internal to external setup
        • Setup instructions

    2.4 Pull from Customer demand
        Interval: Definition and Calculation
        Kanban definition
        Kanban types
        • Supermarket
        • Withdrawal Kanban
        • Production Kanban
        • Specific Kanban
        • Generic Kanban
        • Two (three)-bin system
        Kanban and ERP system

    2.5 Striving for Perfection
        Standardised work: Definition, Importance, Work instructions, Continuous improvement
        Visual Management
        • Power of visual control
        • Andon
        • Marking, spaces, pictograms
        • Daily reporting board
        • Weekly reporting board
        • Management reporting
        Basic Lean measures
        • Throughput time
        • WIP
        • Scrap/rework/PPM

    3. Improvement Management
    3.1 Basics of Project Management
        Introduction to Project Management
        Triple Constraint Management
        Five Process Groups of Projects
        Nine PMI Knowledge Areas
        Project Management Tools
        • Project Charter
        • Work Breakdown Structure (WBS)
        • Schedule development
        • Cost estimating
        • Responsibility Assignment Matrix (RAM)
        • Risk Management
        • Progress reporting

    3.2 Complementary Improvement Methodologies Six Sigma
        • Jidoka
        • Complexity – Variation – Mistakes
        • DMAIC improvement methodology
        • Basic Six Sigma Tool

          TQM tools
        • PDCA
        • Pareto
        • Ishikawa
        • Flowchart
        • Histogram
        • Check sheets
        • Scatter diagram
        • Control sheets
        • Five Why’s
          Process Mapping
  • Who is the course aimed at

     The course targets the following professional figures:


    • Representatives and staff in the areas of Production, Supply Chain, Quality, Purchasing and Organisation in the Industrial and Services sectors;
    • Area Operations Consultants;
    • Plant Managers;
    • Production and Process Engineers;
    • Companies wishing to implement Lean
  • Pricing and enrolment



    2100 CHF + VAT

    The fee includes:


    • Teaching live webinars
    • IIBLC® BOK
    • Diagnostic online tool
    • 2 textbooks, in English
    • Advance Participant's Guide to the Green Belt Course in Lean, in English
    • Registration for the Green Belt exam


    The course requires a minimum of 6 participants for the activation. Seats are limited in order to allow optimal interaction between participants and instructors.

    To enrol, send the registration form with the receipt of the bank transfer or a purchase order to the following Email: