Certified Green Belt in LEAN MANUFACTURING (CGBL®)

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CGBL® exam preparation program

Certified Green Belt in Lean - Lean Manufacturing IIBLC®

The new stream of the training program will be held: 3 weekend modules + consultation and trial testing - all you need to successfully prepare for the official exam passing to become a certified IIBLC® Green Belt Lead Specialist.

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Program starts: April 27, 2024

Audience: LEAN Managers and specialists, middle level managers, trainers, consultants

Duration: 6 days; 4 hours trial exam

Training process

  • Audience Group Studies on Philosophy and LEAN Tools - Saving Industries
  • Practical exercises to test and consolidate the acquired theoretical knowledge and skills in using LEAN tools - Saving Industries
  • Discussion of practical Business Case Studies on the implementation of LEAN - Saving Industries in various companies
  • Individual self-training with remote Instructor support
  • Simulation of the exam with further discussion of the results

Clqassroom studies and remote support are provided in Russian / Ukrainian (if necessary in English), academic theoretical materials in English.


Call the papers to a new group CGBL® exam preparation program Certified Green Belt in Lean - Lean Manufacturing IIBLC®

3 weekend modules + consultation and trial testing - all you need to successfully prepare for the official exam passing to become a certified IIBLC® Green Belt Lead Specialist. Apply for training now!



Module 1.

Introduction to Lean, Basic Concepts and Principles

Day 1.

Introduction to Lean, Basic Concepts and Principles.

10:00 – 18:00

Day 2.

Continuous improvement. Basics of Lean Project Management.

10:00 - 18:00

Module 2.

Value Creation Flow

Day 1.

Value Creation Flow.

10:00 - 18:00

Day 2.

Value Creation Flow.

10:00 - 18:00

Module 3.

The pursuit of perfection

Day 1.

Quality control. Six Sigma.

10:00 - 18:00

Day 2.

Changes. Management and support.

10:00 - 15:00


Trial Testing and recommendations

15:00 - 18:00


Official exam LEAN IIBLC®

09:00 - 12:00

Curriculum content

Module 1. Introduction to LEAN, basic concepts and principles. 16 hours - 2 days.

Day 1 (8 hours)


Topic 1. Introduction to Lean - Lean Manufacturing

1.1 Introduction to Lean - Lean Manufacturing:

  • The history of the development of philosophy
  • Production systems Ford, GE, Toyota (TPS)
  • Toyota Lodge
  • The basic principles of Lean:
  • 5 Lean Principles: Value, Value Flow, Creation
  • Value, Extrusion, Continuous Improvement

Topic 2. The basic principles of Lean - Lean Production.

2.1. Determining Value and Losses

  • Definition of “Value” and “Losses”
  • Value-creating operations: Definition and identification
  • Definition of the customer and his needs
  • Muda / Mura / Muri
  • 8 Muda types (7 + 1): Definition and identification

Topic 3. Delivery Time and Order Cycle

3.1. Delivery time:

  • components of delivery time
  • Effect of reduced delivery times

3.2. Order fulfillment cycle:

  • Compound order cycle
  • Production time and total lead time

3.3 Impact of shortening the order cycle

  • Production strategies
  • The relationship of the product life cycle and production strategy
  • Increased flexibility
  • Possibilities of transition from “Production to warehouse” to “Production by order”
  • Effect of inventory reduction

Topic 4. Continuous Improvement Tools

4.1. Process improvement tools:

  • Kaizen - constant daily improvements.
  • Standardized work: definition, importance, work instructions
  • SDCA, PDCA cycles, continuous improvement
  • Error Protection (Poka-yoke)
  • Error Protection (Poka-yoke)
  • Visual management and Visual control
  • Command boards
  • regular meeting system

Topic 5. Search and analysis of root causes

5.1. Tools for root cause analysis and analysis:

  • Pareto Chart
  • Ishikawa Chart
  • Five Why’s

Theme 6. Organization of activities for continuous improvement

6.1. Process improvement activities:

  • Kaizen - constant daily improvements.
  • Kaizen Event (Storm-Break)
  • A3 format
  • Template A3
  • Lean Improvement Projects

Day 2 (8 hours)


Topic 1. Fundamentals of project management

1.1. Fundamentals of project management:

  • Introduction to Project Management
  • Project Restrictions
  • Five groups of project processes
  • Ten PMI Knowledge Areas

Topic 2. Initialization and project planning

2.1. Project Initialization and Planning:

  • Project Charter
  • Hierarchical Work Structure (WBS)
  • Implementation schedule
  • Cost estimate
  • Responsibility matrix
  • Management of risks

Topic 3. Project Execution

3.1. Project Execution:

  • Organization of work in projects
  • Monitoring and Control
  • Communication in Projects
  • Progress Report
  • Visualization of project status

Topic 4. Closing Projects

4.1. Closing Projects:

  • Summarizing
  • Evaluation of Project Results
  • Project Presentation
  • Archiving Project documentation
  • Knowledge Management in Projects

Module 2. Value stream. 16 hours - 2 days.

Day 1 (8 hours).


Topic 1. Current Value Creation Flow State

1.1. Defining Value Creation Flow:

  • Basic principles for building a Value Creation Map
  • Definition of Product Groups
  • Basic information displayed on the map

1.2. Value Stream Map (Current Status)

  • Basic symbols used in Mapping
  • Operations, processes, stocks and transportation
  • Stocks in production and office processes
  • Material flows and information flows
  • Delivery time and its components
  • Production and dispatch batches
  • Processing time, cycle time
  • Stocks (production, office, services)
  • Information flows
  • Order fulfillment cycle: components, value, time to inventory calculation (Little's law)

1.3. Main factors

  • Tact Time: definition and calculation
  • Cycle Time
  • Operation Time
  • Content of work

1.4. Map of Value Streaming Single Flow (Single VSM)

  • Start building VSM
  • Stream Mapping using paper and pen
  • Software tools for building VSM

1.5. Opportunities for process improvement

1.6. Value Stream Map (Future State)

Day 2 (8 hours).


Topic 2. Setting Up a Value Creation Flow

2.1. Main factors

  • Tact Time: definition and calculation
  • Constant flow and production in batches
  • Single item flow
  • FIFO pipe

2.2. 5S - System of the organization of workplaces, Visualization

  • Definition of 5s
  • 5S implementation steps
  • Success factors and pitfalls

2.3. SMED - Quick Changeover

  • Determination of readjustment and its boundaries
  • Internal and external operations
  • Minimum-optimal batches: definition and calculation
  • Fast Changeover Standard
  • EPEI - Every Detail in Every Interval (definition and calculation)

2.4. Pulling according to customer needs:

  • Pacemaker - The process of setting the pace
  • Interval: definition and calculation
  • EPEI - Every Detail in Every Interval
  • Kanban: definition and tasks.
  • Kanban post and kanban board
  • Main types of Kanban
  • Supermarket: definition and objectives
  • Types of Supermarkets
  • System 2 (3) boxes
  • Kanban and ERP systems
  • Internal Logistics, Mitsuzumashi
  • Alignment (Heijunka), Logistics Box, the Sequester

Module 3. Quality Management, Six Sigma. 16 hours - 2 days.

Day 1 (8 hours).


Topic 1. Total Quality Management

1.1. TQM - Total Quality Management:

  • Built-in quality (Jidoka)
  • PDCA Improvement Cycle
  • 7 Quality Management Tools

Topic 2. Methodology 6 Sigma for quality management

  • Six Sigma Method.
  • Variations - Difficulty - Errors
  • Basic Tools Six Sigma
  • Methodology for improving DMAIC
  • Process Diagram

Topic 3. DMAIC Improvement Methodology

Formulation Problems

3.1. Problem Data Collection:

  • Voice of the Customer
  • Voice of the Business
  • Voice of the Employee

3.2. Translating customer requirements into output requirements

  • Interpretation of VOC in CCRs
  • Translation of CCRs to KPOVs
  • Definition of KPIVs
  • Creating SIPOC

Topic 4. Building a support system

4.1. Support organization in Lean 6 Sigma:

  • Belt system
  • Roles and responsibilities

Day 2 (8 hours)


Topic 1. Fundamentals of change management

1.1. Change Management Cycle

  • The relationship of individual needs and an effective system of recognition and remuneration
  • Stages of perception of change
  • Resistance to change

Topic 2. Team Building

2.1. Building an effective team:

  • Team Building Basics
  • Team building cycle
  • Organization of the work of the improvement team

Topic 3. Support System

3.1. Organizational change support

  • Employee perception of organizational change.
  • Work teams as a tool for change.
  • The role of Lean activities in organizational change

Trial exam

The cost of participation in the program is 29 900 UAH.

The cost of participation in a separate one-day module is 5 500 UAH.

The cost of participation in the two-day module is 10 000 UAH.

The cost of participation in the trial exam is 3 500 UAH.

The purchase price of the BOK (Book of Knowledge) is 40 EUR.


For more information on the dates of modules, contact the KROK Business School office and contact us by e-mail.