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Lean Black Belt Certificate (Level 3)

Program Cost

$12,100 per person
(plus GST), includes all materials, meals and costs, except the flight to and from Japan.

CME members receive 15% off.  Contact Darryl Minty (see contact info below) for more details.

Upcoming Course

July 31 - August 4, 2017
December 11 - 15, 2017
April 9 - 13, 2018
May 21 - 25, 2018
To register, click here


Darryl Minty
Executive Director
Phone: (306) 301-0172 

Lean Black Belt Certification is the next step in the development of lean champions. Following the proven train and do method, participants will learn how to nurture and apply lean strategy, culture, and supply chains to achieve demonstrable results. They will emerge as more confident lean practitioners, ready to strategically lead total business improvement.

The course is delivered in conjunction with Lean Sensei International.

“CME Lean Belt training provides a world-class platform on which to learn lean tools and leadership skills.  This has provided me an incredible opportunity to influence my organization, as we create a culture of continuous improvement."

Stephen Parker
Highline Manufacaturing Ltd. (Vonda, SK)

Program Design

This is a 20-day course, delivered over four modules — each one week in length. The third module includes a benchmarking trip to Japan to visit Toyota and their suppliers, to further enhance knowledge of lean culture, leadership and strategy.

  • Module 1: Lean Strategy & Assessment 
    • Lean Strategy
    • Lean Assessment Kaizen
    • Lean Philosophy & Leadership
    • Assignment: Strategy & Assessment
  • Module 2: Lean Supply Chain 
    • Lean Procurement
    • Process Simplification
    • Lean Inventory Management
    • Heijunka (Load Balancing)
    • Supply Chain Reduction Kaizen
    • Assignment: Supply Chain Kaizen
  • Module 3: Benchmarking Trip to Japan 
    • Toyota & Supplier Tour
    • Japanese Cultural Learning
    • Assignment: Insight Summary
  • Module 4: Extreme Kaizen 
    • Lean Problem Solving Kaizen Methodology
    • Final Black Belt Presentation & Exam
    • Graduation

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