This course is an introduction to Lean. The participants will be introduced to key foundational elements of Lean – including concepts of Lean, basic tools and techniques, and the integration of Lean culture, Kaizen (rapid process improvement), Lean metrics and ideas for sustaining Lean within any organization. The course reviews the importance of teamwork; safety; standardization; PDCA; Kaizen; and more!
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An online 30 question quiz that is multiple choice and select from 4 options to fill in the blank is required. A passing score is 70 out of 100 total points.
The certificate from Dartmouth College, Thayer School of Engineering will be in pdf format.
Materials provided: All modules are provided in pdf form for download from a drop box with participant easy access. Quiz is online access via a learning management system.
All sessions are recorded. These MP4 recordings are provided in the drop box for download to the participant’s computer in the event of a missed session, or for review. Private events in classroom format are not recorded.
Those who need to gain an understanding of Lean, who are involved in continual improvement initiatives, or those involved in efforts to improve quality, work-flow, or process improvement.
Lean Yellow Belt explores the concepts of lean, basic tools and techniques, and the integration of lean culture, rapid process improvement, lean metrics and ideas for sustaining lean within any organization. Lean Yellow Belt consists of a variety of methods used by the lean team to improve a process. These methods include 5S, Value Stream Mapping, and Kaizen to name a few. The Lean Yellow Belt is 3 days in duration due to the number of methodologies that are discussed. The Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt is a 1-day course that speaks to Waste, Lean and Six Sigma definitions. The Six Sigma DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control) methodology is taught and utilized to teach problem solving. Neither of these courses require a math background, although basis algebra is used in some of the sessions.