Lean Yellow Belt

Level: Intermediate

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!

Key Features of this Training:

  • Recordings of all instructor-led sessions are included
  • Half-day training sessions, live online, allow you to still work half days
  • Receive a certificate of completion from Dartmouth’s Thayer School of Engineering

You Will Learn How To:

  • How to engage and contribute on teams to establish the journey to Lean
  • Create the motivation within teams
  • Where to begin/select projects
  • How to effectively link Lean values into the organization’s culture

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Lean Yellow Belt Training Information

  • Prerequisites

    No formal prerequisites required.
  • Quiz Information

    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.

  • Delivery

    Instructor-led LIVE ONLNE in (4-hour) sessions. Duration 3 days. Can be conducted in three consecutive days at approximately 6.5 hours contact time per session plus lunch and breaks.
  • Certificate of Completion

    Dartmouth College, Thayer School of Engineering, will issue a certificate of completion to participants who complete the workshop attendance and pass the take home quiz.

    The certificate from Dartmouth College, Thayer School of Engineering will be in pdf format.

  • Workshop Includes

    Workshop delivery: Via dial in toll or VOIP, supplied by this provider.

    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.

Lean Yellow Belt Training Outline

  • Key Session Topics

    • Journey to Lean
    • The 8 Wastes
    • Value Stream Mapping
    • 5S Workplace
    • Visual Workplace
    • Lean Culture – 5 Lean Principles
    • JIT & Kanban
    • CQI Kaizen (Rapid Process Improvement Workshops)
    • Building A Culture Of Kaizen
    • Lean Metrics
    • A3 Thinking and Problem Solving
    • Sustaining Lean Culture

Lean Yellow Belt Training FAQs

  • Who Should Attend?

    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.

  • How is this Lean Yellow Belt different from the Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt?

    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.

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