Prerequisites: Trainees must have previously completed course work in:
• Identifying and Eliminating Waste
• Workplace Organization and 5S
• Problem Solving Essentials
Lean Manufacturing is a continuous improvement methodology focused on the elimination of waste and non-value-add activities in the workplace. Lean initiatives engage workers at all levels in identifying waste and then applying Lean tools to eliminate it.
The Lean Yellow Belt Contributor certification course is designed to lead participants through a Kaizen event focused on resolving a company-specific issue. Participants will apply previously learned tools or tools taught specifically for this event.
Upon completion of this course, participants will have had the opportunity to put previously learned skills to use in a company–specific Kaizen event. They will have:
• Identified problems and wastes in the workplace
• Utilized a structured problem-solving approach to define the problem, determine root cause(s) and develop solutions
• Implemented steps for organizing their workplace to reduce clutter, better organize necessary items, maintain cleanliness, and document standard practice with potential gains through improved quality and productivity, and reduction of floor space, WIP, and lead times
• Practiced the keys to effectively function in work teams to improve the performance of their work processes
• Used a straightforward approach to problem-solving, from definition to cause to solutions.
The course includes practical implementation exercises to reinforce Kaizen concepts. Each exercise is customized and uses workplace examples and situations relevant to the Kaizen event to maximize practicality.
The course includes a test of the participants’ knowledge; those achieving a passing grade will be certified as a Lean Yellow Belt Contributor.