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    crae
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    We are looking to implement a Lean Certification process within our business.  This will allow our Lean Leaders a goal to strive for as well as to aid in their professional development.
    I am interested in the criteria that must be met to be certified:

    How many hours of Lean Training do they need to facilitate?
    How many Lean Events do they need to complete?
    Do they need to take a test?
    What they receive upon certification-a plaque, certificate, etc.?
     Any information/lessons learned/ideas you have will be helpful.
    Thanks!

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    #64596

    mcintosh
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    sir,
    can u give me the information about this certification,
    if this is online course.

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    #64597

    crae
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    Tom-
    We currently do not have a certification process within our company for Lean, but we are training it within our lines of business via classroom facilitation.  We are also doing Value Stream Mapping and Kaizen Events as an output of the training
    We would like to implement a Lean Certification process, but am not sure where to start.  That is why I am looking for any help from someone who has a certification process for Lean.
    Thanks, Carla  

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    #64598

    Dale
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    A large bank I used to work for initially only included lean as a 1/2 day session as part of BB training.  This has been expanded to 3 days, but they don’t do a separate certification.  Instead, they offer BB with Lean, BB with DFSS, or just BB.
    This way the projects, results, etc. are just rapped into the BB requirements.

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    #64599

    crae
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    Dale-
    Thank you for your response.  We have thought about incorporating Lean in with our Greenbelt and Blackbelt Certification, however we train Lean separately from our Greenbelt and Blackbelt training.  Our Lean Training is 3 full days and as an output from the training we expect our people to create their Value Stream Maps and begin conducting Kaizen Events. 
    Thanks again for your insight…We will take that into consideration as we move forward.
    Carla

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    #64602

    Dale
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    We use many of the lean tools in most projects.  I just finished a DFSS and we used lean to be sure we were implementing the best process possible as well as looking at feeding processes to identify any problems or opportunities as part of our redesign of core processes. 
    I guess a philosophical approach – we want to drive lean in everything we do.  Most projects have to do the basic Lean assessments – TVM, VSM, demand analysis, takt / cycle / completion / lead / E2E completion times, waste, etc.
    (Kaizen training is part of our BB training.)
    Best of luck!

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    #64603

    crae
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    Thank you Dale.   Your points are very valid.  We will take them into consideration moving forward.  Lean is fairly new to our organization, so we will continually tweak as needed. 
    Good luck to you as well!Carla

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    #64608

    McD
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    The most effective Black Belt certification programs generally require some sort of validated savings from the Belt before certification.  I would suggest something similar for Lean (although I personally prefer the approach of includint Lean training in the BB program).
    The operative word is validated. Get your controller’s department involved to ensure that claimed savings are real.  This will not only keep the projects honest, but it will improve the credibility of the program.  In some programs, projects claiming very large benefits, say, over a million, are audited by an external firm.
    –McD
     
     

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