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 Thriving in the “New Normal” with Lean Advanced Training

The SFMA is providing an opportunity to participate in a live, virtual training on “Lean 101” principles. This is an introductory class to “lean” principles for making an individual’s work more efficiently within their organization in today’s economic environment.

This live, instructor-led online training will give employees foundational LEAN tools and techniques that are used to decrease costs of service and products, reduce waste and associated costs, open the eyes of participants to areas that need improvement, create a business and customer oriented mindset, provide ways to communicate suggestions for improvements, and more.

The Offering

This 3-day, 24-hour course is designed to further enhance the participant’s knowledge of Lean Manufacturing and to introduce them to Six Sigma Green Belt Training. They will learn advanced concepts of Lean and Six Sigma and apply those concepts to an important process in their workplace. During this course, the participants will discuss and apply the most practical Lean tools and techniques used in the industry. They will conduct a simulation of a process and analyze the results. And they will develop an action plan to improve and standardize that process using the tools learned in the class. Participants will receive a certificate and continuing education credits upon completion of this course and a passing grade on the final exam.

Capacity: 24

Who Is This Training For?

PRE-REQUIRED! This course is designed for any company employee who has current or previous experience and knowledge of Lean Manufacturing and / or Six Sigma processes, or any participant who completed and passed the SFMA “Lean Basic Training” course.


SFMA Members: $1,595
Non-Members: $1,725

Dates & Time and Course Descriptions / Overview

Module 1: April 12, April 14… 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

  • Introductions, Expectations and Expected Program Learning Outcomes
  • Review Day #1 Learning Objectives
  • Administer pre-exam
  • Review of Key Concepts (from 1-day Yellow Belt)
  • Discuss DMAIC for Lean, Steps, and Key Tools for Each Step
  • Discuss Define Step Checkpoints and Key Tools (Value Stream Map, Problem Selection Matrix)
  • Discuss Measure Step Checkpoints and Key Tools (Lean measures, 8 Wastes + 1, Lean Measures)
  • Apply and Calculate Lean Measures with Process Data
  • Summarize Day #1

Module 2: April 15, 16… 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

  • Review Day #2 Learning Objectives
  • Discuss Analyze Step Checkpoints and Key Concepts (Theory of Constraints, Little’s Law, Bottlenecks)
  • Discuss and Apply Key Tools (Takt Time, Cycle Time, Lead Time, WIP, Quick Changeover Tools, NVA Analysis)
  • Discuss Improve Step Checkpoints and Key Tools and Concepts (5S, Kanban, Poka-Yoke, Heijunka, Kaizen Improvement, Total Productive Maintenance)
  • Develop Action Plan for Homework Assignment
  • Summarize Day #2
  • Conduct Workshop Evaluation for Days #1 and #2

Module 3: April 18, 19… 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

  • Review Day #3 Learning Objectives
  • Present projects to Class and Sponsors within the DMAIC for Lean framework
  • Discuss Control Step Checkpoints and Key Tools and Concepts (Process Control System, Andon Visual Displays)
  • Document Lessons Learned and Next Steps
  • Conduct Workshop Evaluation for the 3-Day program
  • Administer post-exam

Contact Us

Micah Daugherty
SFMA/FloridaMakes Business Advisor