The study plan comprises the course structure and the programme specification. The course is divided into 5 training days.
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5 days in a 3 months timeframe
8 October 2020 Lausanne
22 October 2020 Basel
3650 CHF + VAT (includes exam)
Advance has designed this Executive Masters Course to transfer Lean-specific knowledge from the International Independent Board for Lean Certification’s Book of Knowledge of (www.iiblc.org).
You can also obtain Lean 6Sigma Green Belt certification by attending the Green Belt and the Six Sigma Green Belt add-on module, and taking the respective exams.
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 a Lean Implementation Case Study
- to prepare candidates to pass the Lean Green Belt (CGBL) IIBLC® exam
The course is delivered by certified IIBLC® instructors with many years’ educational and professional experience in Lean.
Request the IIBLC® Green Belt or Black Belt Book of Knowledge (BOK) for 36 euros (including VAT + shipping).
Advance also offers in-house training programmes on request.
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The course includes:
- a classroom training phase
- an individual study phase with remote support from instructors
- a simulation of the classroom exam with discussion of the results
Practical exercises are conducted during the course to allow immediate verification and application of the concepts outlined in the classroom, and use the tools adopted in Lean implementations to identify Value flows and waste sources. Successful Lean implementation Case Studies are also discussed.
The course is structured across 5 days of classroom training with certified instructors.
Teaching is in English.
1. Introduction to Lean
What is Lean
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
Process box - Boundaries
Inventory triangle (production, office, service)
Kanban loops and supermarkets
Inventory, Waiting and Delay
Lead Time ladder: Components, Meaning
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
• 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
• 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
• Power of visual control
• Marking, spaces, pictograms
• Daily reporting board
• Weekly reporting board
• Management reporting
Basic Lean measures
• Throughput time
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
• Complexity – Variation – Mistakes
• DMAIC improvement methodology
• Basic Six Sigma Tools
• Check sheets
• Scatter diagram
• Control sheets
• Five Why’s
Who is the course aimed at
The course targets the following professional figures:
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- 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
There are no prerequisites for admission to the course or the exam.
Pricing and enrolment
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3650 CHF + VAT
Note: The fee includes both teaching material and registration for the examination.
The course requires a minimum of 6 participants to run, in order to allow optimal interaction between participants and instructorsTo enrol, send the registration form with the receipt of the bank transfer or a purchase order to the following Email: email@example.com