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Online 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 20 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

Forthcoming Lean Practitioner and Lean Guide Programs

Online Lean Practitioner & Lean Guide Certification - 31 October to 01 November 2020

Date: 31 October to 01 November 2020

Time: 9:00AM to 4:PM

More Info

Salient Features 

  • Facilitated by Multi-Industry Expert
  • 16 Hrs of Instructor-led Online Training
  • 16 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
  • 16 hours of Instructor-led Online Training Content
  • 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


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Lean Practitioner and Lean Guide classroom 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

Excellent Training

4.0 rating
September 15, 2020

Excellent training, very engaging and interesting session with group activities

Glory Carolin Gerald, Senior Consultant, Northern Trust Bank


5.0 rating
September 13, 2020

Excellent workshop

Kalyan Ghosh, General Manager, HCL Technologies Ltd

Excellent program

5.0 rating
September 13, 2020

A fantastic learning experience

Kruthika.P, COE Lead, Zalaris

Covers all grounds

5.0 rating
September 13, 2020

The training gave us concept clarity besides being highly interactive and collaborative. Not to miss the competitions, tests and simulations add to the learning experience and keep you interested / focused all the time. All in all a superb experience!

Harsh Patel, Senior Program Manager, Brane Enterprises Pvt Ltd


5.0 rating
September 13, 2020

Excellent training very informative and interesting

Sneha Shrivastava, Service management at Maruti Suzuki

Excellent Experience

5.0 rating
September 13, 2020

Excellent experience to gain knowledge in such a short time, available online, at our convenient time. Also, the tools and methods used are very interactive, current, and advanced. Glad that I could make it for the session.

Riya Correya, Lead Trainer at LogixHealth Solutions

Must Attend Session

5.0 rating
September 13, 2020

This session was very insightful, the case study used for training was very insightful and gave a new thought process. There are many concepts that will help us.

Sanat Kumar, Consultant at Northern Trust

Excellent program

5.0 rating
August 3, 2020

Excellent program, experienced and knowledgeable trainer, excellent course content. Great program for lean professionals

Kalyanasundaram Duraiswamy, Superintendent - Cast House Planning at Maaden Aluminium Company

Interesting and learned a lot

4.0 rating
August 3, 2020

Interesting and learned many tools and its crucial points discussion with VK. VK has very good teaching skills and examples are very simple to understand all principles and techniques.

Kewala Nand Mishra, GM-Operation, Sulphur Mills Limited

Too Good A Programe

5.0 rating
August 3, 2020

It is well-paced and elaborated run-through of the Lean Concepts. But added beauty was the constraint management for Lean Implementation in Industries.

Rabindra Parida, Quality Specialist at Fujitsu