Lean Black Belt Online On-Demand

9.3 CEUs


This course is designed to prepare the black belt or “master practitioner” for implementing lean across the enterprise. It will lay the groundwork for building a lean enterprise transformation by portraying the entire spectrum of a lean transformation from traditional processes to a lean product delivery system. By the end of this course, participants will be able to answer these questions:

1. How do the steps of the lean enterprise fit together?
2. How does a lean "black belt" provide direction and vision toward a corporate lean effort?
3. How does a lean "black belt" apply the principles of lean across the enterprise?

This is an eight-day equivalent program. Participants are required to submit a project for evaluation after completing the training program. Participants who successfully complete a project and pass the black belt examination will receive IISE’s Lean Black Belt.


The instructor used practical examples and group exercises to illustrate the concepts. This was both engaging and very effective. 

- Brooke Kamke, Emory Healthcare 


Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
  • Accomplish supplier and logistics integration
  • Complete a lean enterprise transformation
  • Develop a multitiered product delivery system
  • Identify the components of a lean process
  • Integrate rate-based planning and scheduling
  • Configure to demand
  • Develop lean process flows
  • Implement lean in your organization
  • Reduce cycle time through minimizing wait time

online content:

  • 1-1 (Introduction)
  • 1-2 (Lean Process) & 1-3 (Value)
  • 1-4 (Value Stream)
  • Value Stream Mapping Exercise (1-4-28-30)
  • 1-5 (Flow)
  • Flow Exercise (1-5-30)
  • 1-6 (Push vs Pull Systems)
  • Pull Exercise (1-6-17)
  • 1-7 (Waste)
  • Kaizen Exercise (1-7-34)
  • 1-8 (Problem Solving A3)
  • A3 Exercise (1-8-54-62)
  • 1-9 (Kaizen) & 1-10 (5S)
  • 5S Exercise (1-10-61 -64)
  • 1-11 (POU, SMED - SUR, Changeover), 1-12 (Voice of Customer) & 1-13 (Launching Initiatives)
  • House of Quality Exercise (1-12-39)
  • 2-1 (Human Factor and Transformation)
  • Future State Exercise (2-1-11)
  • Paradigms Exercise (2-1-17)
  • 2-2 (Strategy and Work)
  • 2-3 (3P), 2-4 (Visual Management) & 2-5 (Bill of Materials)
  • Visual Management Exercise (2-4-22)
  • Bill of Materials Exercise (2-5-10)
  • 2-6 (Multimix Case Study)
  • 2-7 (Appendix)  
After completing the course materials you will have the option to take the online lean black belt exam. The exam is included in the course fee. To pass the exam participants must achiever a score of 70% (80% for transfer credit) or higher. To learn more about this format click here.

In order to achieve the IISE Lean Black Belt certificate participants mush complete a lean black belt project within one calendar year after the passing the lean black belt exam.  


  • Users of On Demand Seminars must have an established Internet connection.
  • Access to content is only available for 12 months. Access will expire 12 months from the date of purchase.
  • You must have a flash compatible device to play videos included in the content.


After you have registered for the course, you will be emailed access instructions.  If you don't receive the email, first check your spam folder and then contact onlinesupport@iise.org

 Course Content 
  • Planning Required to Complete a Lean Enterprise Transformation
  • Performing a Business Strategy and Aligning Your Customers’ Requirements with Your Company’s Business Goals
  • Configuring Products and Services and Developing a Multitier Product Delivery System
  • Identifying the Components Of a Lean Process
    -  Flow
    -  Point of Use
    -  Pull
    -  Quality
    -  Takt
  • Integrating Rate based Planning and Scheduling
  • Implementing Finished Goods Inventory Strategies And Customer Integration
  • Accomplishing Supplier and Logistics Integration and Supplier Pull/ Broadcast
  • Articulating and Executing a Prioritized Action Plan to Institutionalize Continual Improvement in Your Organization and Be a Positive Statistic of Continual Improvement
  • Go 'Configure to Demand'- A look at how to move toward a multitiered product delivery system using:
    - Product Configuration
    - Planning Bills of Materials
    - Product Delivery System Integration Techniques
  • Learn the Process Flow- A look at how to establish flow and how to make it lean using lean process design techniques:
    - Baseline Process
    - Product Anatomy
    - Process Anatomy
    - Activity Level Data Collection
    - Lean Design
    - Data Analysis
    - New Process Design (Flow, Point of Use, Pull, Quality, Takt)
    - Lean Tools (e.g. Point of Use and Visual Controls)
  • Rate-based Planning- A look at how to plan the resources necessary for operating in a lean environment using:
    - Schedule Cycle and Footprint
    - Mix Model Sequencing
    - Sequencing and Pacing Box
    - Capacity Planning and Response Profiles
  • Pull from Customer Through Supply- A look at how to reduce customer waiting time significantly and increase customer satisfaction using:
    - Finished Goods Inventory Strategies
    - Point of Sale Data
    - Production Planning
    - Material Control
    - Kanban


Individuals who complete all of the course requirements will receive the Lean (or Six Sigma or Lean Six Sigma) Green (or Black) Belt. This certification is valid for three years and must be renewed by emailing cs@iise.org. Effective April 1, 2016, there will be a $50 fee to cover administrative costs associated with the renewal. Lost certificates may be replaced using the same process.

Registration Fee

Member: $2,795 Non-Member: $3,995


Paul Odomirok  Paul Odomirok
President, Performance Excellence Assoc.