Online Lean Training

Learn how to improve your operational efficiency and eliminate waste at your own pace with Leading Edge Group’s Lean Certification online training.

About Online Lean Training

As your leading provider of Lean training and a trusted authority in business transformation, strategy development, and operational improvements, we are proud to offer experts like you a way to fit learning into your busy schedule. Our online Lean Certification program is designed to equip you with the knowledge and skills you need to drive organizational success in your industry.

What is Lean Training?

At its core, this training is all about learning Lean methodology, which centres around enhancing processes, removing inefficiencies, creating a culture of continuous improvement, and adding customer value. By embracing Lean principles, organizations can streamline operations, boost productivity and employee engagement, and elevate client satisfaction.

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Overview of Our Lean Certification Online

When you pursue Leading Edge Group’s online Lean certification, you sign yourself up for many advantages:

  • Delivery of our world-class Lean courses by an experienced mentor, so you can feel confident knowing you’re learning from the best.
  • Flexibility to go at your own pace, so you don’t have to worry about pausing crucial tasks.
  • Experience a user-friendly interface — because learning should feel accessible.
  • Exclusive access to interactive resources and other learning materials, so you can get the most comprehensive understanding of Lean concepts to help optimize your operations.

Accreditation and Certification

With our online program, you’ll obtain a certificate each time you advance through the following levels:

Each progression is a step towards mastering Lean methodologies and techniques. We also have sector-specific training, such as Lean Healthcare and Lean for Local Government. These certifications follow the same belt system, tailored to inform unique applications within your industry.

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What You’ll Learn

Our Lean certification online is a comprehensive program designed to provide you with a deep understanding of Lean principles and their practical applications. Through each course, you’ll learn:

  • How to adopt the Lean mindset.
  • The application of Lean principles to various industries. Or, if you choose sector-specific courses, the modules will be tailored to your area of expertise.
  • Lean tools and techniques, such as value stream mapping and Kaizen events, and when to use them.
  • Real-world case studies and examples illustrating successful Lean implementations and best practices, which you can adapt to your unique business challenges.

Why Lean?

In today’s dynamic business landscape, Lean philosophy is essential for organizations seeking a competitive edge. Embracing Lean principles can:

  • Improve operational efficiency and productivity through waste reduction and process optimization.
  • Reduce costs and increase profitability by eliminating non-value-added activities.
  • Enhance customer satisfaction by delivering improved quality and understanding what’s most important to them.
  • Cultivate a culture of never-ending improvement, fostering innovation and employee collaboration.
  • Strengthen your overall organization to ensure sustainability and longevity.
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Who Can Benefit From Lean Training?

Our online Lean certification is tailored to suit professionals from various industries, including manufacturing, healthcare, government, construction, and the service sector. It’s especially beneficial for:

  • Managers and supervisors seeking to enhance processes and be the driving force for organizational change.
  • Individuals interested in advancing their careers through Lean certifications.
  • Small business owners looking to streamline operations and boost profitability.
  • Employees involved in process optimization or contributing to their organization’s success.
  • Anyone in customer-focused roles — since Lean principles emphasize adding productive value to customers.

The Value of Lean Methodology

The returns on investment from Lean training are substantial. While outcomes can differ depending on your industry and the dedication you put into applying the methodology, here are some examples of the possibilities:

  • Our local government clients have seen cost savings and avoidance of specific expenses of over $500,000 each year.
  • Our manufacturing clients have seen over $73,000 in cost savings.
  • Our healthcare clients have seen emergency department process improvements that have reduced time from triage to treatment by 2.5 hours.

We’ve seen our food and drink clients achieve savings anywhere from $147,000 to over $14 million, depending on the scale of the project.

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Our Results

At Leading Edge Group, we’ve empowered numerous organizations and institutions to achieve remarkable results through our Lean training programs. Our most recent success story follows the Town of Gravenhurst, which turned to Lean training to achieve impressive cumulative savings of $450,562 (CAD) within two years. Other cases that have reaped the benefits of Lean include:

  • City of Mississauga: Amassed over $9.4 million in cost savings and avoidance.
  • Ornua: Saw financial benefits amounting to €2.4 million.
  • Aquatera: Achieved realized savings of $980,000 through Lean practices.

If you’re ready to embark on your Lean certification journey online and unlock the full potential of your organization, take the first step with us at Leading Edge Group today!

Frequently Asked Questions

Are all your courses online?

Most of our courses are available online, allowing you to learn at your own pace and schedule. However, for those who prefer in-person or blended learning options, we also offer those options to ensure a tailored learning experience.

How long does it take to complete the course?

The time required to complete our courses varies based on the certification level and your individual learning pace. Our self-paced, online learning opportunities allow you to progress at a speed that best suits you, ensuring a comprehensive understanding of Lean principles, methodologies, and practices.

Are the modules live?

No, our modules are pre-recorded and available at any time, allowing you to learn at your convenience. However, we do offer live sessions for some courses to encourage interaction, address queries, and foster a sense of community among learners.

Do you provide additional support?

Absolutely! We offer one-on-one online mentoring support for selected courses to guide you through the learning process. Additionally, lesson videos can be rewatched as needed, and you’ll also get access to Leading Edge Group’s extensive library of resources to enrich your learning further. If you have questions or require further assistance, you’ll have access to an independent support person.

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Professional Lean Training

Our programs include instructor-led and virtual options for optimal opportunities to gain foundational knowledge in Lean methodologies. We offer courses in all belt levels and are capable of designing unique programs depending on your organization’s needs. From there, Leading Edge Group’s in-house trainers are a part of what makes our Lean certification so robust and compelling. A good program may present technical knowledge, but transferring concepts into skill sets can only be achieved through dynamic and astute trainers who have real-world experience applying Lean principles.

Our trainers encourage consistent self-improvement, including opportunities to reflect, study, and apply new insights. Their years of experience and commitment to recertification have made them adept at working with numerous individuals interested in the Lean methodology and seeing where it can translate into their operations.

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