Yellow Belt Course Description
The Lean Yellow Belt certificate program provides participants with an overview of the basic principles of Lean thinking and outlines the essential Lean tools and practices that can be applied within an organization to increase efficiency and quality, improve satisfaction and reduce waste. It creates a basic level of Lean awareness, and an understanding of the benefits that can be achieved by following Lean best practices.
- Establish a basic understanding of Lean best practices and thinking
- Complete all required reading and 10 study forms
- Complete one (1) Gemba walk
- Complete three (3) process improvement Kaizens
- Complete one (1) 5S event
|Participants will be familiarized with the principles of Lean by operating workstations along an assembly line in a fictional aircraft plant.||
|Module 1: The 14 Principles of Lean|
|Lean isn't just about applying tools, it's about engaging people.||
|Module 2: 8 Wastes|
|Identifying your work as value-added (VA) versus non-value-added (NVA), and the 8 components of NVA will give clues on how to improve your processes.||
|Module 3: Incremental Improvement|
|Introduction to Kaizen and the power of small changes.||
|Module 4: Continuous Improvement|
|Fundamentals for building a lean culture.||
|Module 5: 5S the Visible|
|Module 6: 5S the Invisible|
|Module 7: Communication and Planning|
|Make your work and processes visible, and start to move towards a proactive state.||
|Module 8: Personal Productivity|
|Control the uncontrollable.||
|Module 9: Applying Lean Thinking Part I|
|Okay, let’s reflect! Knowing what we know now, let’s learn how Lean Thinking can apply in your type of workplace.||
|Module 10: Applying Lean Thinking Part II|
|Hindsight is 20-20! So let’s look at our work, and our processes with this newly created filter.||
20%: Attendance and participation in group discussions
10%: Ten (10) completed study forms
20%: One (1) Gemba walk
30%: Three (3) process improvement Kaizens
20%: One (1) 5S event
This course is taught through a variety of activities including instructor-led sessions, group discussions, audio/visual presentations, and assignments.
$2,050 per student. Volume discounts available to employers. Please inquire for an estimate.
This course qualifies for Canada-Alberta Job Grant which covers up to two thirds of the training cost for employers.
Avel Espiritu is an expert in Lean principles and practices. With 14 years of progressive experience leading and managing projects, he applies lean manufacturing principles to execute project tasks and bring them to a close – on schedule and within budget.
As an innate team builder and dedicated mentor, Avel enjoys coaching business owners how to think Lean, particularly when they see direct results to their bottom line. Avel is an ASQ Certiﬁed Six Sigma Black Belt, and is also the recipient of the Dale Carnegie Outstanding Performance Award.