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The team at SSDSI are outstanding Six-Sigma professionals with stellar accomplishments and a remarkable breadth and depth in Lean Six Sigma practice. They are excellent leaders, mentors and instructor who shared valuable practical examples, case studies, and insightful demonstrations that made the training lively and productive. This was key to the deployment of Operational Excellence in our organization.

Sunil Hattangady

Senior Principal, Business Consulting at Infosys, Infosys

What is LEAN?

LEAN is an approach to creating value using fewer resources by reducing complexity (or waste) in a process. LEAN is also a way of thinking that involves continuous improvement to reach near perfect value and zero waste. Together, LEAN thinking and LEAN practice are achieved.

The customer is always at the center of LEAN thinking. What is the customer’s value? What are the organizational KPIs? What problem must the customer solve to meet their KPIs?

LEAN begins with the operators (the Subject Matter Experts), the actions and people who perform that work that create value directly and indirectly for the customers. Workers and managers can learn to innovate in their work, whether it is physical or knowledge-based, for better quality, flow, and cost. A LEAN organization is more adaptive than its peers to ever-changing environments because it has a continuous and systematic learning process.

Salary of a LEAN Certified Practitioner

According to salary.com the average salary for a LEAN Practitioner in the United States is $122,005 per year, with a range typically between $113,270 and $132,630.

Why get LEAN Certified?

The LEAN certification is an official credential that confirms the knowledge and experience of a person in LEAN principles. LEAN is any tool, method or measure that assists in identifying and eliminating waste.

LEAN certification has become a globally recognized and respected credential. It offers individuals, businesses, and educators a comprehensive, effective roadmap to professional and workforce training that is aligned with industry standards.

A LEAN certification will give you a competitive edge over your competitors. A LEAN certification can open lucrative job opportunities, such as those of a data scientist, process engineer, consultant, project manager, business analyst or consultant.

LEAN Certification Program

Attend a LEAN Certification course from an accredited training organization from the IASSC (International Association for Six Sigma Certification) 

The LEAN certification course can be held either virtually, onsite (at your organization), virtually, or a hybrid of both. We also have virtual, live in-person, and hybrid public courses held monthly at our 50+ global training sites.

The course is full of games, videos and simulations. We will be playing with dice, legos, and Airplanes to make the LEAN Methodologies come to life. The Instructors will keep you engaged and excited!

We will mentor you …

We will help you before the course – Our Master Black Belt Instructors will help you to identify a project that will help you to effectively learn the tools and methodology of LEAN and earn your LEAN Certification in less than three months.

We will help you after the course – Our SSDSI Master Black Belts will be available to Mentor you through each stage of your LEAN Certification project.

LEAN Certification Requirements

  • You must Complete a Project within 6 Months.
  • The LEAN Certification Project must be validated by a Six Sigma Development Solutions, Inc. (SSDSI) Master Black Belt

The LEAN Certification course includes:

  • Overview of the LEAN Enterprise
  • the Fusion of LEAN & Six Sigma
  • The Eight Wastes of LEAN
  • Value Stream Mapping (Current and Future State)
  • How to Conduct a Workout (LEAN Vision Events (or Kaizen Events)
  • Flow, TAKT Time and PITCH Applications
  • Using Heijunka to Enable Flow
  • Using OEE to Prevent the Six Big Losses
  • Replenishment Pull methods vs. Traditional “Push”
  • Kanban or Visual Signaling
  • Quick Changeover or SMED
  • Root Cause Analysis and Error Proofing (Poka Yoke)
  • Standardized Work – The Foundation of Lean
  • LEAN LEGO airplane simulation
  • Pull versus Pull Simulation
  • Implementing 5S Simulation

Tools included

  • A Tollgate (Checklist) and a Well Defined Flowchart for Project Completion.
  • An SSDSI Master Black Belt to mentor you through your complete LEAN Certification project cycle.
  • A PowerPoint Template with Detailed Instructions on how to Complete your Final Project Presentation
  • A Customized plan and roadmap of how to complete your individual project within three months.

Why we require a project?

  • Certification proves you can successfully apply the tools and techniques to Continuous Improvement projects.
  • At the end of the LEAN Certification Course, you have the knowledge but have not proved that you understand how to apply the tools and methodology of LEAN.
  • By Successfully Completing the LEAN Certification Project, you will confirm understanding of how to apply the LEAN Tools in a “Real World” application.
  • Experienced Process Improvement Leaders and Hiring Managers will quickly see the lack of Project Experience.

Having recently taken a Lean Six Sigma training with the Instructors at SSDSI as a part of our organizations deployment, I found that their personable style and in-depth knowledge / experiences proved to make the perfect blend, which kept me engaged throughout the four-day seminar. They also did a wonderful job of getting the dozen or so participants equally engaged, making it a highly interactive program. I’d gladly take a training session again with the SSDSI Instructors.

Ronald Niland

Associate Director, Project Management at Gilead Sciences, Gilead Sciences

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