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Lean Practitioner and Lean Guide

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What is Lean Practitioner and Lean Guide?

Understanding the Lean principles helps one identify what is of value to the customer. This identification feeds into removing all the “waste” and keeping only what is meaningful for the customer. You can create increasingly efficient processes with reduced costs and production time. One could say that Lean is a systematic approach to minimizing waste.


Waste Elimination in a company leads to enhanced business results. Used rigorously by Toyota as TPS (Toyota Production System) and later known as Lean Manufacturing and Lean Management, this is one program that has the highest potential for transforming a company. We have conducted this course for 24 MBB Batches in the past.


To engage participants in seeing waste, understanding reasons for wastes and elimination of wastes. To provide hands-on practice on all the common lean tools and practices.

Why Benchmark Six Sigma is suited to deliver this program?

Benchmark Six Sigma is number 1 for Lean Practitioner and Lean Guide in many ways.

  • In 2001, Benchmark initiated the first business excellence certification program in India. The only other provider in India at that time was Motorola University from the USA. The program has been evolving and is reviewed and revised every year. Lean Practitioner Competencies were a part of our Green Belt and Black Belt programs
  • The Lean Practitioner and Lean Guide programs were initiated in 2006
  • We train the largest number of business excellence professionals in Public and Corporate programs (1500+ every year)
  • The large network of business excellence professionals has now crossed 40000. You can find a Benchmark Six Sigma certified professional in every large company in India
  • We moderate the largest Lean Six Sigma learning community (among the top three in the world).
  • Here are 15 key elements that differentiate us from others.

Offered as

a. Public Training – Calendar Program
b. Corporate Program – Standard or Customized, Continuous or Phase wise

Who Can Benefit

  • Professionals who want to learn and apply the highly popular and successful Lean Principles and Practices
  • Continuous Improvement Professionals
  • Process Owners and Operation Managers
  • Any progressive management professional who wants to bring change for the better.
  • Anyone who wants to build competence that is domain independent

Salient Features 

  • Facilitated by Multi-Industry Expert
  • 24 Hrs of Instructor-led Classroom Training
  • 24 PDUs for PMI credential
  • Globally Recognized Benchmark Six Sigma Certificate
  • Membership of largest Business Improvement Community

Training Package 

  • Course Material Kit for Lean Practitioner and Lean Guide
  • Data, Templates and Case Study for Analysis
  • 3 Days of Instructor-led Classroom Training
  • Lean Practitioner and Lean Guide Examination
  • Globally Recognized Certificate with lifetime validity

Content Outline


Lean Basics

  1.     Lean Thinking, the origin of Lean Manufacturing, the focus on continuous flow.
  2.     The journey – Batch processing, single piece flow and pure continuous flow.
  3.     Understanding and visualizing wastes – TIMWOOD
  4.     The meaning of Value Add and Non-Value-Add in a practical sense.
  5.     5S as an improvement tool.
  6.     PDCA cycles for continuous improvement.
  7.     Kaizens and Kaikakus
  8.     Identifying opportunities with As-Is Value Stream Map

Defining a mini project

  1.  Selecting a Lean Practitioner Project.
  2.  High-level mapping of the process – SIPOC diagram.
  3.  Creating a mini charter.

Assessing current performance

  1.  Lean Metrics – Cycle time, Takt time, Lead time, Throughput.
  2.  Relationship of these metrics with each other and impact on productivity.
  3.  Calculating process cycle efficiency.
  4.  Working with set up and change-over times, The concept of SMED.
  5.  Detailed mapping of a process with a swim lane map or a VA-NVA mapping
  6.  Assessing OEE

Finding the root cause of a problem

  1.  Gemba and Genchi Genbutsu
  2.  Listing potential causes using an Ishikawa diagram. Using a mind mapping tool for the Cause-Effect diagram.
  3.  Validating root causes with Why- Why analysis and Pareto’s analysis
  4.  Using huddles and Kanban boards for team engagement during the project.

Finding alternative solutions and implementing the best solution

  1.  Using lean principles to question the As-Is Value Stream Map
  2.  Understanding and considering visual controls, supermarkets, Kanbans, Pull systems for the future Value Stream Map.
  3.  Heijunka, Takt, Pitch and Runner systems.
  4.  Visual control, Andon boards, and Kanban Boards

Ensuring Sustenance of the solution and CI after implementation

  1.  Doing Risk Analysis
  2.  Making use of Poka Yoke
  3.  Using Kanban, Andon, and VSM as tools for continuous improvement.


  1.     Implementing Lean with DMAIC framework.
  2.     The psychology behind errors and mistake proofing
  3.     Lean Principles
  4.     Handling resistance
  5.     Simulation Exercise
  6.     VSM in Service Exercise

The contents of this program can be customized based on a shadow session or pre-study done within the company.

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Lean Practitioner and Lean Guide programs with unmatched advantages

What everyone offers


Some / Industry Acceptance

Some Project Practice

Some Training Experience

Benchmark offers More

We started our programs in 2001 and most accreditations started later. We provide Exemplar Global accredited globally valid certificate.

We guide participants through cases from different industry sectors which come from real experience in those organizations.

What no one else offers

The facilitator is an International Expert on Business Excellence.

Training methodology that has matured with modifications since 2007

We integrated Lean and Six Sigma in our programs more than a decade ago.

Training is the beginning. We engage members with 2 questions every week to facilitate ongoing learning.

We provide additional coaching to our participants when they implement projects at their workplace.

The facilitator has significant training experience in manufacturing as well as services.

Use of multi-sensory approaches is our forte.

We explain the linkages of Lean with Six Sigma

A cross-industry platform for discussions available for a lifetime which has 53000+ members

Well integrated program with Business Excellence MBB

The facilitator has conducted hundreds of Lean Six Sigma programs.

The training is rated as excellent by thousands of participants.

You can expect the most engaging training experience ever.

Free Excel based templates for all our participants.

Access to online Calculators (Little’s Law, Takt Time, Process Cycle Efficiency and many others) that can be used anytime anywhere

Participants' Feedback

Lean Practitioner & Lean Guide

Rated 5 out of 5
December 21, 2020

LPLG Programme was an eye-opener for me as in day to day life in the manufacturing industry we are facing challenges. Very useful & VK has made it very user friendly.

Akash Somkuwar, GM - Head Business Excellence, Microtek International

Great Session on Lean

Rated 5 out of 5
December 21, 2020

The training was excellent with lots of case studies that help in understanding the concepts and application in our work environment.

Sundeep Kailwoo, Sr. Manager Continuous Improvement, Sitel

Great session on Lean concepts

Rated 5 out of 5
December 21, 2020

Excellent session! It had complete coverage of all the Lean tools with relevant examples.

Shiddalingesh Sukali, Manager - Continuous Improvement, Alcon Laboratories

Very Relevant and applicable, Excellent examples and training!

Rated 5 out of 5
December 21, 2020

The course was well designed, was explained well. Plenty of real-life/business examples made it relevant. The trainer was very helpful apart from possibly being the best in the business.

Mohamed Aamir, Manager, Saudi Dolomite

Very informative & Interesting

Rated 5 out of 5
December 21, 2020

Live examples, good discussions and simple & easy to understand sessions.

Puneet Kumar, Director - Finance Reinsurance, Swiss Re

Easy to Understand & Insightful session

Rated 4 out of 5
December 21, 2020

Good understanding of Lean Principles, tools, and methodologies provided.

Hemanth Kumar, HR Advisor, Vmware Software

Very informative and detailed Lean training

Rated 5 out of 5
December 21, 2020

Very detailed and well-structured course. Gives fundamental and practical training

Bindhumadhavan Gururajan, Senior Principal Scientist and Project Leader, Novartis

Insightful session with examples

Rated 4 out of 5
November 1, 2020

Quite an interesting session with lots of examples and learned advanced tools of lean which can be implemented in the organization.

Jisha Nair, Manager Continual Improvement, BCMS

Great course on Lean!

Rated 5 out of 5
November 1, 2020

This Course is very good for understanding the lean tools & its Deployment. VK has provided very good practical examples

SANJAY SINGH, Performance Manager, Roquette India Pvt Ltd

Understand the Subject of Lean in the Best Way Possible

Rated 5 out of 5
November 1, 2020

Loved how VK broke down the different topics and concepts of the LPLG certification course and explained everything so simply that even a novice like me could understand and grasp this subject well. Would recommend this course to everyone.

Titus Mehta, Executive Director, Sower & Seed FZE