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Lean Black Belt Certification

Lean Black Belt Certification

Lean Black Belts are employees at all levels who serve as high performing team leaders or members of Lean deployment Process. This course prepares Lean Black Belt candidates to help implementing Lean approaches and techniques throughout the organization.

Most importantly, this course has a practical and applied focus. Lean Black Belt candidates receive a formal certification from SMART Consulting Egypt when they pass a final exam and complete a project in their workplace that removes waste, reduces defects, increases on-time delivery or otherwise achieves an important performance goal.



Attending Lean Black Belt class room transfers needed knowledge and skills to students through interactive lecture, group exercises, process and tool simulations, games and the application of learning to a real improvement project in the workplace. In the classroom, SMART consulting expert instructors are interesting and engaging, transferring knowledge from their extensive industry experience and thorough set of course content. Because this course has an applied focus, instructors provide direct and focused support to candidates so they can successfully pass their final exam and complete their process-improvement projects to become officially black belt certified.

Course Content
The training will cover the following topics: Based on VVFPP methodology and 4Ps model

  • Introduction
    • What is Lean?
    • Toyota 14 Principles
    • 4Ps Model
    • Mental Models
    • VVFPP
    • Lean Benefits
  • Change management for Lean Enterprise
    • Change management model
    • Connections with VVFPP
  • Value
    • What is the value?
    • 3Ms "Muda-Mura-Muri"
    • 8Types of Waste
    • Selecting Project
    • Team Development
    • Team Roles "Belbin"
    • Successful mobilization
    • RACI matrix
    • Competence Model
    • Project formulation
    • Project Charter
    • Finance
  • Value Stream mapping
    • Introduction and Background
    • Types of VSM
    • Benefits of VSM
    • Detailed case study for manufacturing
    • Detailed case study for non-manufacturing
  • Flow
    • Stability
    • Strategies for stability
    • 5S & Visual management
    • Standardized work
    • Total Productive Maintenance
    • SMED
    • Poka Yoke
    • Introduction to Cell design – case study
  • Pull System
    • Concepts
    • Pull system benefits
    • Production leveling
    • Detailed Case studies
  • Hoshin Kanri
  • PDCA
  • A3 Thinking
  • Problem solving using A3
  • Introduction to Six Sigma

Course objectives

  • Demonstrate tools and techniques required to assist Black Belts in their company’s improvement projects. Apply such Lean concepts as 5S, waste reduction, mistake proofing and value stream mapping
  • Identify and implement companywide improvement projects
  • Prepare the delegates to lead their companies towards the improvement
Course Prerequisites
  • Laptop or PC
  • iGrafx (download the 30 days trial version)
  • Microsoft Excel

Course Duration
20 Full Days

Certification Requirements

  • Attend the full training days.
  • Pass the final exam by min 70%
  • Complete one signed off improvement project and submits for review