Master Green Belt in Lean – CGBL – 1st Level


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19 October 2023 Basel
12 October Lausanne


3800 CHF + VAT (includes exam)


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Master Green Belt in Lean – CGBL – 1st Level

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Advance has designed this Executive Masters Course to transfer Lean-specific knowledge from the International Independent Board for Lean Certification’s Book of Knowledge (

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.

  • Teaching plan

    The study plan comprises the course structure and the programme specification. The course is divided into 5 training days.



    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
        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 Tools
        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

    Participation fees vary depending on when you subscribe. Don’t miss out on the benefits we offer!



    3800 CHF + VAT


    For registrations received 45 days before the start date of the course, it is foreseen a 5% rebate on the enrolment fee.

    Note: The fee includes both teaching material and registration for the 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: