Lean Belt Certification E-learning

CTM was incorporated in 1986 with the belief that any company could dramatically improve productivity by reducing cycle time and squeezing out waste using Lean methods.  At the time, this was revolutionary thinking and CTM was a pioneer in this thought process back in the 1980s. Over the years CTM has delivered high-quality services to manufacturing, healthcare, wineries, and several other organizations. Take advantage of our experience through our new digital portal.

Attention SME Business Owners and Senior Managers ($4,000 + HST)

While lean production has been around since the 1980s,  proper and complete implementation still proves challenging for many companies – with more than half of companies not realizing full potential returns. As competition continues to drive costs down, there is a need to revisit the Lean implementation processes at senior management levels, especially in Small to Medium Sized enterprises (SME). The goal should be engagement with Lean, not simply compliance.

CTM’s Knowledge Center has developed an innovative Lean Thinking, self-directed E-Learning course and kit for SME business owners and senior managers. The goal is to guide them in how to effectively create a Lean implementation strategy that works for them and their company.

If you wish to pursue Lean Thinking in your company or to gain a better understanding of it, click here. With CTM’s 30+ years of Lean implementation, its Knowledge Center developed this quick and very cost-effective program for senior executives to help them better understand how to lead a Lean company transformation.

Take the course for a test drive with this Demo which includes an introduction and part of chapter 1 of the course:


Employee Lean Belt Certification

Lean White Belt Certification ($500 + HST)

The Five Lean Principles, 7 Wastes and Benefits

This course provides students with an initial introduction and history of Lean Manufacturing and creates not only a basic level of Lean Thinking awareness, but an understanding of the benefits that can be achieved by following Lean Thinking concepts and principles.

Please click the following link for an introduction and registration:

Lean Yellow Belt Certification ($750 + HST)

Application of the Key Lean Tools in Your Operation

The Yellow Belt course provides you with an understanding of the theory and effective application of Lean Thinking concepts, principles, and tools with a focus on identifying and eliminating waste, improving process flow, continuous improvement, and flexibility to achieve optimal performance. Understanding the tools that were developed by Toyota and how and when they need to be applied to achieve a successful Lean implementation is critical.

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Lean Green Belt Certification ($885 + HST)

Improvement Structure, Implementation Road Map and Project Management Toolset

Teaching employees how to self-learn Lean Thinking to create your Pathway to Excellence. The objective of the SME Lean Thinking Green Belt is to teach how to successfully implement continuous improvement. Continuous improvement is driven by A3 Reports to ensure that all employees are working in the same direction. Continuous improvement uses A3 Reports to provide the action steps or project management that is required to achieve strategic deployment breakthrough objectives by following PDCA (plan–do–check–act), a four-step method for the Control and Continuous Improvement of processes, products, and services.

A3 Reports are one-page reports used for documenting the necessary information needed for progress reporting and decision-making. They simplify project reporting because they condense the information to a single page to quickly communicate key project information. Upon completion you will be able to participate in applying continuous improvement methodology, having obtained hands-on skills that you can apply immediately and able to participate in continuous improvement A3 Report projects within your work area. You cannot follow Lean Thinking concepts that you do not understand and know. The SME Lean Green Belt e-Learning course provides you with the lean thinking knowledge required to continue Your Pathway to Excellence. This is your third step towards Lean Thinking.

Please click the following link for an introduction and registration:


Lean Black Belt Certification ($3,500 + HST)

The How To Of Lean Implementation

Lean Thinking Black Belt Training which provides Team Leaders with a complete understanding of implementing Lean Thinking within their organization through People, Processes and Quality, and the role that the Lean Management System plays to achieve major improvements in on-time delivery, meeting the customers’ expectations, reductions in processing time, and cost reductions through the elimination of waste.

The objective of the Lean Thinking Black Belt is to teach management personnel, a.k.a. the team leaders in an organization, how to successfully implement lean thinking within their work area through People, Processes and Quality. Implementing lean thinking uses the Lean Management System and Training Within Industry (TWI) to achieve major improvements in on-time delivery, meeting the customers’ expectations, reductions in processing time, and cost reductions through the elimination of waste. Implementing lean thinking starts with senior management identifying the 3 to 5 year breakthrough objectives, then transferring to the middle and operations management the responsibility of creating and implementing annual objectives to ensure that the organization will achieve its 3 to 5 year goals and objectives.

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Lean Master Black Belt Certification ($4071 + HST)

Lean Transformation For Your Operation

Lean Thinking Master Black Belt Training which provides Lean Champions with the expertise required to transform their organization into Bestin-Class status through the understanding of what is Lean Thinking Leadership, and how every employee at every level must know how to perform their Lean Thinking leadership role to drive organizational success.

The objective of the Lean Thinking Master Black Belt is to develop lean leadership that will champion the status quo, offer guidance, and ensure that lean thinking is being used to optimize their Lean Management System. Developing lean leadership requires a shift in mindset, from that of traditional management tactics that rely on centralized decision making and micromanagement, to that of a teacher and coach where the focus is on continuous improvement and the development of lean leaders.

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Have your training paid for by your employer!

Industry Leader

CTM has developed a comprehensive process (The Lean Framework) that allows an organization to create an environment and a means for change. Change that permeates the entire company and becomes a new paradigm for growth.

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Increase Profits

CTM's Lean Framework sets out clear-cut objectives that can be achieved through an ongoing process of cycle time reduction and continuous improvement. This process has had tremendous results consistently.

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Optimize Efficiency

Moving from reactive to proactive thinking in the work place. Having the employees understand the importance, scope and techniques involved allowed many clients to move forward at greatly accelerated rates.

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Minimize Costs

CTM focuses on five key issues: identifying waste, cellular production, scheduling, production line processes, and production line support. Our process helps firms eliminate all inefficiencies and thrive.

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Maximize Productivity

Clients have found CTM’s Lean Assessment approach of key employee interviews, financial review, facility visit and a lean manufacturing evaluation to determining lean implementation requirements has been very effective.

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Proven Experience

CTM was incorporated in 1986 and has delivered high quality services to numerous organizations in manufacturing, healthcare, and other industries. Read our clients' success stories.

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