Lean White Belt Certification

Course Overview:  Our Lean Certification program develops Lean capability and measures competency at four (4) levels of achievement- White, Yellow, Green, and Black Belt.  Each course is structured around an understanding of The Lean Management System (LMS) and includes a combination of classroom teaching, practical experience, and personalized coaching, culminating in demonstrated competency of the concepts by the completion of a final project.  Each level of completion takes the student on a deeper dive of the Lean Management System, allowing the student to think like a Lean practitioner so they can apply the learnings to their work. Progress along our Belt program is based primarily on demonstrated competencies as evident in current operations rather than resumes, theoretical dissertation, and testing. While we do give credit for prior achievement and demonstrated ability, the evaluation criteria for skipping levels is strictly based on direct observation of demonstrated achievement and testing.

The focus of the White Belt certification course is to provide a basic understanding of what constitutes an LMS and to provide the skills necessary to identify and solve basic problems. 

Classroom instruction includes

  • Lean Management System Overview course (1 Day)

Coaching includes

  • 8 hours of coaching (roughly 2 hours/week) over 4 weeks, leading up to a final project

At the completion of the White Belt course, students will be able to speak with basic Lean knowledge and will have demonstrated the ability to analyze a basic first order problem, develop appropriate countermeasures, and implement a solution.  The final project will focus on long-term solutions to a real problem at work and will be presented to the student’s Leadership team as well as The Murli Group coach.

 Prior knowledge of Lean concepts is not required.

Course Objectives: Students will learn and understand  

  • The basic concepts behind each of the six (6) elements of The Lean Management System and how these elements work together to build a culture of continuous improvement
    • True North
    • Standard Work
    • Visual Management
    • People Systems
    • Leader Standard Work & Behaviors
    • Accountability Systems
  • Why problem solving is a core Lean competency
  • The role of Accountability in problem solving
  • The steps in the Plan-Do-Check- Act (PDCA) process
  • What constitutes a fact-based problem
  • How to develop and implement basic Standard Work
  • The basics of participating in Kaizen events
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