Lean Yellow 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 Yellow Belt certification course is to provide students with the capabilities and methodologies for creating Lean work cells as well as the skills necessary to identify and solve more advanced and complex second and third order problems. 

Classroom instruction includes

  • Deep dive courses into the six (6) elements of The Lean Management System (2 Days)
    • True North
    • Standard Work
      • Visual Management
      • People Systems
      • Leader Standard Work & Behaviors
      • Accountability Systems
  • Problem Solving (1 Day)
  • Kaizen Events (1 Day)

Coaching includes

  • 52 hours of coaching (roughly 2 hours/week) over 6 months, leading up to a final project

At the completion of the Yellow Belt course, students will have the capabilities to build an entire work cell from scratch, including takt time, Standard Work, Visual Management, and Leader Standard Work, and will be able to solve production problems through the development of these Lean work cells. The final project will focus on long-term solutions to a real problem through the implementation of a project work cell and will be presented to the student’s Leadership team as well as The Murli Group coach.

Lean White Belt certification, or fully demonstrated equivalent, including strong first order problem solving skills, is a prerequisite.

Course Objectives: Students will

  • Have a deep understanding of each of the six (6) elements of The Lean Management System, along with basic practical experience  
  • Be able to lead tactical Plan, Do, Check, Act problem solving to support process improvement
  • Be able to lead development of Standard Work
  • Be able to lead problem-solving teams in Kaizen events
  • Be able to lead “stop and fix” Andon responses while using the data to coach problem solving
  • Be able to lead Root Cause Analysis by assembling and guiding problem-solving teams
  • Have the skills required to plan and execute the development of a Lean work cell, including physical layout, Standard Work, complex problem solving, and basic Leader Standard Work & Lean Leadership Behaviors at the work cell level
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