Effective, engaging, practical Lean Black Belt course

Lean Black Belt Training – Are you ready to unlock your potential and take your career to new heights? A

Our comprehensive program covers all aspects of Lean methodologies, equipping you with the necessary tools and techniques to become a proficient Lean Black Belt. You’ll learn how to implement Lean practices effectively, master change management strategies, and deliver projects and problem-solving solutions with precision.

What sets our training apart is the lifetime support you’ll receive. Our dedicated team at 100% Effective is committed to your success, providing ongoing guidance and assistance throughout your Lean journey. You can count on us to be there whenever you need us.

Upon successful completion of the course, you’ll earn a full certification that is recognized worldwide. This certification serves as a testament to your expertise in Lean methodologies and will open doors to exciting career opportunities.

Exams are included as part of the course, ensuring that you can assess your progress and solidify your understanding of the material. Our training encompasses all Lean tools and techniques, giving you a comprehensive foundation to excel in your role.

Rest assured, our training has been developed by industry experts with extensive experience in Lean methodologies. You’ll learn from the best in the field, gaining insights and practical knowledge that you can immediately apply to your work.

Our online e-learning training course offers flexibility and convenience, allowing you to learn at your own pace and revisit the material whenever you need to. We also offer virtual and in-house training courses, giving you the option to choose the format that best suits your preferences and availability. Online elearning is included FREE for Virtual and in house training options.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to propel your career forward with our Lean Black Belt training course. Join the ranks of industry leaders who have harnessed the power of Lean methodologies and achieved unparalleled success. Enroll today and let us guide you towards a future filled with continuous improvement and professional excellence.

About our Lean Black Belt course

Course Overview: Lean Black Belt – Unlocking Efficiency and Continuous Improvement

The Black Belt course is a comprehensive program designed to equip participants with the fundamental knowledge and skills required to implement Lean principles and drive efficiency in their organisations. This course offers a deep dive into the key principles and tools of Lean methodology, enabling participants to make significant improvements and achieve optimal results.

Key Course Topics:

  1. Introduction to Lean and its Key Principles:

    • Understanding the core concepts and philosophy of Lean.
    • Exploring the benefits of Lean implementation in various industries.
    • Embracing a culture of continuous improvement.
  2. Mastering Lean Tools for Optimal Results:

    • Learning and applying essential Lean tools to identify and eliminate waste.
    • Applying Lean principles to optimize processes, reduce lead time, and improve quality.
    • Enhancing problem-solving skills through Lean methodologies.
  3. Exploring the Five Principles of Lean:

    • Deepening understanding of the five foundational principles of Lean thinking.
    • Applying these principles to enhance productivity, eliminate inefficiencies, and drive value.
  4. Identifying and Eliminating the Seven (or Eight) Wastes:

    • Understanding the types of waste in processes and how they impact efficiency.
    • Utilizing Lean techniques to identify and eliminate waste, such as overproduction, defects, waiting time, and more.
  5. Delving into the Toyota Production System and the 14 Principles of the Toyota Way:

    • Examining the renowned Toyota Production System as a benchmark for Lean practices.
    • Understanding the 14 principles of the Toyota Way and their application in achieving operational excellence.
  6. Process Mapping Techniques, including Value Stream Mapping:

    • Learning process mapping methodologies to visualize and analyze workflow.
    • Utilizing value stream mapping to identify bottlenecks, streamline processes, and enhance overall value delivery.
  7. Establishing Seamless Flow within Processes:

    • Implementing techniques to create smooth, uninterrupted flow within operations.
    • Optimizing layouts, minimizing transportation, and improving overall flow efficiency.
  8. Harnessing the Power of A3 Problem-Solving Methodology:

    • Mastering the A3 problem-solving approach to identify, analyze, and resolve complex issues.
    • Developing skills to propose data-driven solutions and drive sustainable improvements.
  9. Effective Team Management in a Lean Environment:

    • Understanding the importance of team dynamics and effective leadership in Lean implementation.
    • Developing skills to foster a collaborative culture, empower teams, and drive engagement.
  10. Running Successful Lean Deployments:

    • Gaining insights into successful Lean deployment strategies and change management techniques.
    • Overcoming challenges and ensuring smooth implementation throughout the organization.
  11. Conducting Impactful Kaizen Events:

    • Learning how to plan, execute, and evaluate Kaizen events to drive continuous improvement.
    • Applying Lean tools and principles to achieve breakthrough results through focused improvement initiatives.
  12. Selecting and Submitting Lean Improvement Projects for Certification:

    • Identifying suitable Lean improvement projects aligned with organizational goals.
    • Preparing and submitting projects for certification, showcasing the application of Lean principles and measurable outcomes.

This course offers a comprehensive learning experience, combining theoretical knowledge, practical application, and interactive exercises. Participants will gain the confidence and skills needed to implement Lean principles, drive efficiency, and lead successful improvement initiatives within their organizations. Join us on this transformative journey towards a Lean and efficient future.

What will I learn with the virtual or online Lean Black Belt training?

This Lean Black Belt course is designed to cover all aspects of Lean, how to implement change and how to make you an effective Black Belt.  You will cover theory, practice tools, discuss concepts, take simulations and learn how to practically become a Lean expert. This course can be learnt online, in the classroom or we can come to you.

Introduction to Lean

1.1 Tennis Ball Game

1.2 Lean Overview

1.3 Examples of 8 Wastes

1.4 Lean Fundamentals, Culture and Roles

1.5 Skills of an Effective Lean Black Belt  

1.6 Project Benefits

1.7 Toyota Production System

1.8 Lift Speech

1.9 Identifying a Good Project

1.10 Setting Up Your Project for Certification

Understanding the Customer

2.1 Voice of the Customer

2.2 Kano Model

Map the Value Stream

3.1 Process Mapping Introduction

3.2 Activity Flow Charts

3.3 Swimlane Diagrams

3.4 Process Sequence Charting

3.5 Spaghetti Diagrams

3.6 Process Mapping

3.7 Value Stream Mapping

3.8 Future State Value Stream Mapping

3.9 Introduction to Statistics

3.10 Data Collection Planning

3.11 Process Matrix

3.12 Cycle Time and Critical Path Analysis

3.13 Roll Through Yield

Establish Flow

4.1 Establishing Flow

4.2 Process Cycle Efficiency

4.3 Identifying Bottle Necks

4.4 Attacking Bottlenecks by Process Balancing

4.5 Little’s Law

Tools to Eliminate Waste and Implement Pull

5.1 Detailed Design – 5S

5.2 Detailed Design – Visual Management

5.3 Detailed Design – Mistake Proofing

5.4 SMED

5.5 TPM

5.6 OEE

5.7 Skills Matrix

5.8 Workstation Analysis – Ergonomics

5.9 Detailed Design – Implementing Pull

5.10 Standardisation and Training

5.11 Kaizen

Strive for Perfection

6.1 Gemba Walk

6.2 Validating the Solution – Piloting

6.3 Establish an Implementation Plan

6.4 Confirming Improvements

Problem Solving

7.1 DMAIC Roadmap


7.3 A3 reporting

7.4 Team Selection and Launch

7.5 Introduction to Communication

7.6 Communications Planning and Strategy

7.7 Define Phase Overview

7.8 Project Charter

7.9 Is / Is Not

7.10 Problem Statements

7.11 In & Out of Scope

7.12 SMART Goals

7.13 SIPOC

7.14 Tree Diagrams

7.15 Gantt Charts

7.16 Action Planning

7.17 Risk Management

7.18 FMEA – What is FMEA?

7.19 FMEA – Templates

7.20 FMEA – A Quick Look

7.21 Project Planning

7.22 Project Benefits

7.23 Define Phase Summary

7.24 Gate Reviews

7.25 Measure Phase Overview

7.26 Visualising Data Introduction

7.27 Time Series Plots

7.28 Frequency Plots

7.29 Scatter Plots

7.30 Pareto Charts and Pie Charts

7.31 Check Sheets

7.32 Implementing Quick Wins

7.33 Measure Summary

7.34 Analyse Overview

7.35 Introduction to Identifying Potential Root Causes

7.36 Brainstorming

7.37 Brainwriting

7.38 Affinity Diagrams

7.39 5 Whys

7.40 Cause and Effect Diagrams

7.41 Analyse Summary

7.42 Improve Phase Overview

7.43 Generate Solutions Part 1

7.44 Generate Solutions Part 2

7.45 Introduction Priortise Solution Ideas

7.46 Prioritising Solutions Ideas

7.47 Solution Selecton Matrix

7.48 Detailed Solutions Overview

7.49 Reduce Complexity

7.50 Validate the Solution

7.51 Validate Benefits

7.52 Improve Summary

7.53 Control Phase Overview

7.54 The Control Plan

7.55 Confirming Improvement

7.56 Closing Out

7.57 Control Summary

Understanding other Concepts

8.1 Six Sigma Overview

8.2 Overview of Theory of Constraints

Managing Change

9.1 Change Management

9.2 Stakeholder Analysis

9.3 Force-Field Analysis

What makes an effective Lean Black Belt

10.1 Facilitation Skills

10.2 Presentation Skills

10.3 Coaching Skills

Learning outcomes from Lean Black Belt Certification

Lean methodologies provide significant savings for industries across the world. For this reason, becoming or training an employee as a Lean Black Belt is a great benefit to you and your organisation.

As a Lean Black Belt, you will be able to implement Lean successfully in any business. You will identify and solve problems to increase efficiency and save money. Not only will this provide financial benefits, but it will also promote a positive culture of change within a company.

Upon completion of Lean Black Belt training, you will:

  • Understand how to identify and eliminate waste and non-value added activity from processes
  • Learn the key Lean tools and be able to apply them back in the workplace
  • Inspire employees and create a culture of interdepartmental engagement
  • Make real improvements in efficiency and quality
  • Build on your personal leadership and influencing skills
  • Boost customer satisfaction and stakeholder confidence
  • Gain professional recognition
  • Have the opportunity to certify by submitting a project

Do not miss out on the opportunity to unlock the power of Lean methodologies and propel your career and organisation to new heights. Invest in Lean Black Belt training today and reap the benefits of improved efficiency, cost savings, and a culture of continuous improvement.

Our trainers are experts

  • As experts in business improvement we have supported clients on 5 continents to improve processes as Lean experts.  We have trained thousands of delegates as Lean Black Belts. 

Added Value 

  • No matter your learning method you will receive access to our eLearning course (worth £650) for 2 months allowing your to retake the course over and over again.  This is highly valuable when you run your first sessions 

Lifetime support 

  • All our courses come with unlimited support via phone or email.  When you have a problem or need support our Master Black Belts will help you.

Highly practical training 

  • All our training options provide practical training from experts who have been there, seen it and done it.  We will enrich the training with stories, examples and experiences to answer your questions. 

Full worldwide recognised certification included in the cost 

  • Full certification, never have to certify again.  Verification of your qualification included in the price. 

Only course offering all Lean Black Belt tools & techniques 

  • Don’t just learn the theory but how to deliver Lean.  Learn how to implement change, run effective programs and influence any business.  Become a Lean expert with 100% Effective today.  

Who Should Attend our Lean Black Belt Training Course?

The Lean Black Belt course is designed for professionals across various industries who are looking to deepen their knowledge and expertise in Lean methodologies. This course is particularly beneficial for individuals in roles such as:

  1. Operations Managers and Supervisors: Those responsible for managing and optimising processes within their organisations can greatly benefit from Lean Black Belt training to drive efficiency and continuous improvement.

  2. Quality Managers and Engineers: Professionals in quality management roles can enhance their skills in problem-solving, waste reduction, and process improvement through Lean Black Belt training.

  3. Project Managers: Lean Black Belt training equips project managers with the tools and techniques to effectively manage and deliver Lean initiatives, resulting in improved project outcomes.

  4. Continuous Improvement Professionals: Individuals focused on driving continuous improvement and Lean transformation within their organizations can further their expertise through Lean Black Belt training.

  5. Lean Practitioners and Team Leaders: Those already familiar with Lean concepts and tools at the Green Belt level can advance their knowledge and become proficient Lean Practitioners as Lean Black Belts.

  6. Change Agents and Transformation Leaders: Professionals involved in organizational change initiatives and Lean transformations can benefit from the deep understanding of Lean principles and methodologies provided by the Lean Black Belt course.

  7. Senior Executives and Leaders: Senior leaders who aim to foster a culture of Lean thinking and drive organizational-wide Lean transformations can gain valuable insights and strategies from Lean Black Belt training.

If you want to:
  • Understand all Lean tools and techniques
  • Understand how to identify and solve problems 
  • Implement Lean into any organisation 
  • Understand how to implement change so Lean solutions are accepted 
  • Improve any business 
  • Improve your career prospects 

Then this Lean Black Belt course is for you.

100% Effective certification is included in the price and requires completion of our online exam. Our process:

  • End of course exam – understand the theory
  • Multiple choice questions
  • Unlimited retakes
  • Open book covering full curriculum 
  • Pass mark = 70% (our pass rate is 90% first time)
  • Validate your certification – all certificates come with a unique number so employers can validate your certificate
  • Certification for life! There’s no need to pay to re-certify after a number of years
  • Option to deliver a project which will be reviewed by Master Black Belts included in the price.  

Our curriculum covers all aspects of Lean.  This certification proves your knowledge of Lean to any business or individual. 


What is the difference between Lean Black Belt and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt? 

  • A Lean Six Sigma Black Belt covers all aspects of Six Sigma as well as Lean.  This means there is a very heavy emphasis on statistics.
  • If you need to do lots of data analysis then Lean Six Sigma is for you but if not then Lean Black Belt is the better course.   

Are there any prerequisites?

  • There are no prerequisites for this Lean Black Belt training course.

Where can I attend this training?

  • Our 5 day Virtual Classroom Lean Black Belt and online eLearning courses can be attended from anywhere in the world.  Virtual classes start at 09:00 until 17:00 UK time 

How do Virtual Classes work? 

  • Using zoom we provide interactive and engaging courses that ensure you have an excellent learning experience.  Our virtual classroom can be accessed globally, we limit sizes to ensure everyone can participate and engage. Our Master Black Belt provide their experience, stories and examples so you can not only learn the theory but how to effectively run deliver Lean. 

Who delivers your Lean training courses?

  • Our Lean Black Belt courses are delivered by our friendly and highly experienced trainers. As Master Black Belt they have trained and coached delegates from all over the world.  They have also delivered hundreds of improvement projects and supported thousands of others to do the same.

In-House Delivery

  • We can also deliver this Lean Black Belt course just for your organisation. We can do this in-person at your office or a location of your choice or as a live virtual training course. For companies wishing to take advantage of our in house option we can adapt the training to suit your exact needs. 

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