Lean Yellow Belt Program

This program provides an overview of the core principles of Lean thinking the essential Lean tools and practices that can be applied across any industry to increase productivity and quality; improve customer and employee satisfaction and reduce waste.  It aims to create not only an understanding of Lean and its benefits, but also a basic proficiency in applying key Lean tools and practices.

International Pricing

Canada $750 | Australia $750 |Europe €600 | USA $625
(All prices are exclusive of tax)

This Program Is For

Executives, managers, supervisors, organizational Lean leaders and employees working towards their Green/Black Belt certification.

Assessment and Certification

Participants are required to complete a multiple choice, online examination to achieve a Lean Yellow Belt certificate from Design 4 Lean Solutions Inc.

Program Details

8 Courses
$750 CAD

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Lean Yellow Belt Program Courses


Lean 101 – Introduction to Lean

Level: Beginner

This course defines Lean, its core values and benefits for the organization, and its brief history. This course also introduces the application of Lean in multiple industries.


Lean Principles

Level: Beginner

This course explains the five Lean principles and how Lean organizations create value with the help of examples and case studies.


Applying Lean

Level: Beginner

This course introduces the costs and quality issues associated with modern day manufacturing.  It identifies the benefits associated with implementing Lean to address key challenges.  Finally, it outlines and explains the main steps involved in implementing Lean in any production setting.


Identifying Wastes

Level: Beginner

This course explores the concepts of value-added and non value-added, or waste, by providing examples of how activities can be viewed through the lens of the customer.  Gemba is introduced as a method for the identification of waste.  The eight types of waste are defined and described.


Lean Tools and Practices

Level: Intermediate

This course introduces some key Lean Tools and concepts used in day-to-day management of manufacturing organizations.  It overviews Kaizen, POUS, and spaghetti diagrams, and the everyday use and benefits of these tools in manufacturing.  The course goes on to discuss perhaps the most important Lean tool – Value Stream Mapping, and how it is performed in manufacturing.  Next, standard work, 5S, and Visual Management are presented, along with manufacturing examples.


The Kaizen Approach

Level: Intermediate

Kaizen focuses on the principles and methods of daily continuous improvement, and builds the foundation for implementing Lean principles in the organization.  Kaizen events are organized as the continuous search for opportunities for all processes to get better.  Kaizen uses Lean tools and practices such as 5S, poka yoke, levelling, and Kanban to achieve these goals.  This course focuses on Kaizen.  It introduces key concepts, types, and Kaizen events.  The course outlines the requirements for an efficient Kaizen event and describes the benefits that a successful Kaizen event can offer to any organization.


PDCA and A3 Thinking

Level: Intermediate

This course presents PDCA and A3 as a structured improvement method used in manufacturing organizations.  The course introduces these tools and examples of their application in implementing change, solving problems, and continuously improving processes in the manufacturing sector.  It also covers two important team aspects to achieve these goals – team communication and project management.


Problem Solving

Level: Intermediate

“We cannot solve our problems with the same level of thinking that created them” said one of the greatest scientists of all times – Albert Einstein.  Lean practitioners use a number of tools and apply several strategies to solve problems on their Lean improvement projects.  This course introduces the problem solving frameworks applied to manufacturing.  A number of Problem Solving tools such as the Five Whys, Root Cause Analysis, Fishbone Diagram, and Brainstorming are discussed in this course.

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