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Lean Yellow Belt

PROJ 2986

Process efficiency and effectiveness are the hallmark of high performing organizations. To that end, great leaders ensure that their teams are always equipped with the right tools, training, and coaching to be successful.
Managers committed to promoting Lean thinking, principles, and methods need a trusted and local resource that can work closely with their colleagues on the front-line of product and service delivery to facilitate “kaizen” rapid improvement events that will dramatically improve the capability of processes to yield the best possible outcomes for their customers.
A Lean Yellow Belt is just that resource! Knowledgeable in Lean, adept at facilitating small rapid improvement (ex. 5S) events, and capable of leveraging a small but powerful and proven set of basic quality, problem-solving, and process improvement tools and methods, the Yellow Belt provides is an important asset in your quest for operational excellence.
Students will learn how to plan and facilitate successful small, localized rapid improvement events by employing a variety of essential basic quality tools and applying Lean principles and methods.

Upon successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Use a variety of tools, including process mapping and spaghetti diagrams to document and evaluate the current state of a process.
  • Complete “gemba” walks to identify waste and constraints to process flow.
  • Employ the A3 method to plan and facilitate kaizen rapid improvement events.
  • Facilitate root cause analysis and structured problem analysis with effective brainstorming, group voting and “five whys” techniques, and generate cause and effect (fishbone) diagrams
  • Summarize findings and perform additional analysis using Pareto charts (80/20 rule)
  • Perform risk analysis using Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) and apply error-proofing techniques (‘Poka Yoke'') to reduce identified risk and improve first time quality.
  • Address failure modes identified in a process and employ the Pareto principle (80/20 rule) to identify root cause and appropriate solutions.

  • Notes:

  • This course is delivered virtually through an interactive online platform in conjunction with Algonquin College. You require access to a computer with high-speed internet and camera for the duration of each class. By enrolling in this course, you consent to the sharing of your personal information with Algonquin College for registration purposes.
  • Students will receive a course completion certificate directly from Algonquin College upon successful completion of the course.
  • Withdrawals are only accepted up to 3 business days prior to the course start date (withdrawal fees will apply). No refunds or withdrawals are permitted after this date.

    Note: The Lean Belt program is a progressive learning path. Apart from the first course, each course has a prerequisite, the preceding course(s) or equivalent training is required before registering;

  • Lean White Belt – PROJ 1986: no prerequisite
  • Lean Yellow Belt – PROJ 2986: White Belt prerequisite (or equivalent)
  • Lean Green Belt – PROJ 1985: White Belt and Yellow Belt prerequisite (or equivalent)
  • Lean Black Belt – PROJ 2985: White Belt, Yellow Belt, and Green Belt prerequisite (or equivalent)

  • Textbooks:

    • Fall - None required


    • PROJ 1986 Lean White Belt

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    Scheduled Dates

    CRN Day Date Time Hours Location/
    Delivery Method
    Instructor Fee Availability
    11201Tue&ThuSeptember 13, 2022 to September 22, 202209:00 am - 01:00 pm16Distance EducationAlgonquin Corp$1,689.35
    11215Tue&ThuNovember 15, 2022 to November 24, 202209:00 am - 01:00 pm16Distance EducationAlgonquin Corp$1,689.35
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