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Lean Six Sigma Training

Green Belt, Yellow Belt, Black Belt, and Lean Foundations

Lean Six Sigma Training

With more than 30 years of experience in process improvement, DEKRA offers a range of Lean Six Sigma training courses, each focused on successful implementation and real-world application. Below, we answer frequently asked questions about Lean Six Sigma and our training courses to help you find the right learning option.

What is Lean Six Sigma?

Lean Six Sigma (LSS) is a combination of the Lean thinking and Six Sigma methodology. LSS was initially created to reduce defects and variation in processes using statistical analysis, while the Lean Method is focused on eliminating waste in order to maximize value.

Lean Six Sigma brings the two approaches together to create a continuous improvement process that identifies and solves problems, streamlines processes, and increases customer satisfaction.

Benefits include:

  • Improved productivity and quality
  • Cost savings
  • Increased employee engagement

Who should learn and use Lean Six Sigma?

Lean Six Sigma is great for anyone who needs to understand and improve business processes, especially those in operations, quality functions, process improvement, project management, or program management.

What industries use Lean Six Sigma?

Lean Six Sigma tools and methods can be applied to any process. LSS professionals often work in the service, logistics, healthcare, pharmaceutical, finance, technology and education industries.

What training options are available for Lean Six Sigma?

DEKRA offers four levels of Lean Six Sigma learning, from beginner to advanced. Courses are instructor-led and offered virtually or in person.

Lean Foundations Training

Choose to take all five days together or take the three sections separately

Help your company remain competitive, innovative, and profitable by learning the basics of Lean methodology, including techniques, tools, problem-solving framework, PDCA, and A3. This curriculum is broken into three components (Lean 101, Lean Problem Solving, and Applied Lean) and designed for people new to Lean who want to improve process and outcomes.

ComponentUpcoming Dates
Lean 101
1 Day
(also available as 2 half-days)
July 24
August 15 & 22 (half-days)
September 12 & 19 (half-days)
October 16
November 20-21 (half-days)
Lean Problem-Solving Tools
2 Days
October 17-18
Nov. 28-Dec. 1
July 25-26
Applied Lean
2 Days
(also available as 4 half-days)
October 19-20
Jul. 31-Aug. 1
December 5-8 (half-days)

Lean Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training

This course is an introduction to Lean Six Sigma principles. LSS Yellow belt is suited to those beginning their Lean Six Sigma journey. This course follows the DMAIC methodology and teaches the tools necessary to participate on a project team.

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt Training

This 2-week course prepares individuals to implement LSS principles, practices, and techniques. Green Belts can lead project teams and support larger projects as part of a Black Belt initiative. Certification examination offered through ASQ.

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Training

This 4-week course prepares professionals to lead project teams to achieve breakthrough business improvements. This training includes all Green Belt training and adds Black Belt level tools, as well as preparation for certification. Certification examination offered through ASQ.

Have questions? Contact us

DEKRA Training

8990 Springbrook Dr. NW

Suite 210

Minneapolis , MN 55443

+1 800-633-2588