Certified Lean Management (ASQ Aligned, BKO Accreditation)
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ASQ Lean body of knowledge + Six Sigma DMAIC case study + Practical + Exercises
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  • 4 hours on-demand video
  • 7 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Increase profit and reduce costs, based on a method that has proven to be effective.
  • Increase your employability with the Lean Management certificate of completion.
  • Apply the 7 tools of quality.
  • Apply the 5S methodology to redesign the workplace.
  • Use Quality Function Deployment to (re)design your products and services.
  • Draw Value Stream Maps as a first step to get rid of inefficiency in your processes.
  • Identify and mitigate various forms of waste or inefficiencies.
  • Make a transition from push production to JIT/Pull production.
  • Perform research based on the Six Sigma DMAIC methodology.
  • Create Pareto charts with Excel to identify 'vital few' problems that are holding back your organization.
  • Draw Flow Charts to summarize processes.
  • Steer brainstorm processes with the fish bone or Ishikawa tool.
  • Apply the Poke Yoke principle to prevent mistakes by workers and customers.
  • Apply the SMED principle to facilitate speedy change in production.
  • Calculate takt time and cycle time to mitigate bottlenecks and improve process speed.
  • Apply the Andon principle to quickly identify process problems.
  • Apply the Heijunka or production leveling principle to be able to respond fast to customer demands.
  • Reduce the Lead Time of any process, thereby satisfying your client demands faster.
  • Set up basic experiments as part of Six Sigma DMAIC.
  • Apply Little's Law
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  • No prior experience required

Learn how to apply the Lean Management principles to make any organization stand out in terms of cost reduction. The principles apply to both manufacturing and service oriented organizations.

Master The Application Of Lean Principles To Skyrocket Efficiency.  

  • Apply 5S
  • Apply Little's Law
  • Apply Lean visuals
  • Apply the 7 Tools Of Quality
  • Draw Value Stream Map
  • Mitigate bottlenecks
  • Optimize cycle times
  • Use Excel to create Pareto charts
  • Draw and use the QFD House Of Quality
  • Move from Push to Pull production
  • Implement a Just In Time (JIT) production system
  • Apply production leveling (Heijunka)
  • Identify and mitigate 7 forms of waste
  • Apply Poka Yoke
  • Apply Single Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED)
  • Draw flow charts
  • Apply Jidoka principle

A Proven Internationally Valued Methodology At Your Disposal.

Lean Management, or Lean Manufacturing , or simply Lean, is a way of thinking and working which has proven to be successful at many fortune 500 companies. It is a proven method to substantially drive down costs. For decades, the demand for Lean professionals in very high as can be inferred from job vacancy websites.

We have set up our course so that it is easily accessible. By using ‘live digital writing and drawing’ we have tried to give you the feeling that the lecturer is sitting next to you and is providing you with private tutoring.

Course Content

This course starts out by explaining what Lean and Six Sigma are and how they are related. You will learn how to implement an efficient and responsive ‘pull production system.’ We will subsequently teach you how to identify and mitigate various non-value adding activities in your organization. This reduces your costs substantially. Techniques to be discussed include Value Stream Mapping, Poka Yoke, SMED, 5S, Quality Function Deployment, Jidoka, Andon and Heijunka.

At the end of this course, you will master Lean management skills. Browse the internet to see how many job vacancies require Lean knowledge as a prerequisite. The whole course is designed and taught by experienced university lecturers who teach in the Netherlands. The teaching style is designed to provide you with the experience of private tutoring.    

Who is the target audience?
  • (Aspiring) general managers
  • (Aspiring) managers who want to increase their employability
  • Business students
  • Engineers
  • Medical administrators
  • Plant managers
  • Operations managers
  • MBAs
  • Marketing professionals
  • IT professionals
  • Quality auditors
  • Auditors
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Curriculum For This Course
22 Lectures
What are Lean and Six Sigma?
4 Lectures 34:07

Relationship between Lean and Six Sigma

What is Six Sigma (DMAIC)?


Quiz 1
4 questions
Replacing push production
2 Lectures 36:54
Replacing push production 1 (Heijunka, JIT, Jidoka, Pull Production)

Replacing push production 2 (Cycle time, takt time, bottlenecks)

Quiz 2
3 questions
Quality function deployment
2 Lectures 20:18

Quality Function Deployment (QFD) Part 2
Identifying and reducing waste
8 Lectures 01:06:44
The 7 forms of waste (Introduction)

Reducing the waste of overprocessing

Reducing the waste of transport

Reducing the waste of motion

Reducing the waste of waiting (SMED)

Reducing the waste of inventory

Reducing the waste of overproduction

Quiz 3
4 questions
Little's Law
1 Lecture 13:59
Little's Law
Visual workfloor and 5S
1 Lecture 18:06
Visual workfloor and 5S
Seven tools of quality
3 Lectures 36:28
Seven tools of quality part 1

Seven tools of quality part 2

Pareto chart with Excel
Value stream mapping
1 Lecture 19:40
Value stream mapping
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- Six Sigma Academy Amsterdam -
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BKO accredited university lecturers following ASQ guidelines

Six Sigma Academy Amsterdam offers teaching by qualified university lecturers with years of practical and academic experience in and outside the Netherlands. All lecturers involved are Six Sigma Master Black Belts and as such able to train students and future instructors. All lecturers have BKO accreditation (University Teaching Accreditation in the Netherlands).