Lean Training for Individuals

First, I want to make you aware of Cycle Time Management’s new Lean E-learning Product Suite, which is now available as follows:

  1. Individual purchase of any belt or all belts
  2. Material that can aid a company that has a Lean Champion but is missing Lean Training Material
  3. A CTM Mentor is available to train your staff either on-site, or online, depending on your preference
  4. Material that can assist a company to set up a Training Structure
  5. Tailored solutions are also available. Contact us to discuss your needs.

CTM was incorporated in 1986 with the belief that any type of company could dramatically improve productivity by reducing cycle time throughout their business and squeezing out waste using Lean methods.  Using an appropriate methodology that was developed by Toyota and therefore would reduce cost and greatly improve flexibility 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.

What does it mean to go lean?

If you currently are looking for Lean e-learning training to improve your skill set you have come to the right place, we have great news for you!

Lean Belt Certification

CTM’s Lean Belt Certification for individuals encourages a person to move through higher levels of learning about the application of tools and improvement processes that were developed by Toyota. Many companies, whether in manufacturing or service industries, have attempted to implement all or pieces of Lean Thinking over the years and require employees to have a good understanding of Lean Thinking.

That is where Lean Thinking comes into play, Lean Thinking helps an organization eliminate waste. A Lean Thinking individual needs to understand how they can contribute to their perspective workplace.

CTM has been delivering Belt Certification Training on-site companywide with an onsite instructor since 2015. In that time, we have had over 2000 employees graduate through our White, Yellow, and Green Belt training.

Due to Covid-19, we have not been able to continue working on-site and so we have created a self-directed series of White, Yellow, and Green Belt Certification course/kits for individuals who enjoy learning online. We say courses/kits because it is more than training. You can print your course resource material for future use “create your own Lean Manual”. In this self-directed online training, we introduce you to a real Lean Case Study and a Lean Champion who provides valuable tips about Lean throughout the course.

CTM is known in the industry as a leader in providing Lean training. This training was developed after working with 100’s of companies over 34 years of hands-on experience.

Attention SME Business Owners and Senior Managers ($4000 + HST)

Lean production has been around since the 1980s. However, proper, and complete implementation still proves challenging for many companies – with more than half of companies not realizing full potential returns. There is a need to revisit the Lean implementation processes at senior management levels, especially in Small to Medium Sized enterprises (SME).

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 to become capable of effectively creating a Lean implementation strategy with supportive tools to assist them in leading their company.

If you wish to pursue Lean Thinking in your company or to gain a better understanding of it, give CTM’s SME Lean Thinking Certification E-Learning course for business owners and senior managers a try. 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:


This is YOUR Chance to Learn from the Best!

Lean White Belt Certification ($500 + HST)

This is how you can improve, grow, learn…

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: https://ispri.ng/qnLqy

Lean Yellow Belt Certification ($750 + HST)

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.

Please click the following link for an introduction and registration: https://ispri.ng/IN2Rr

Lean Green Belt Certification ($885 + HST)

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: https://ispri.ng/06Kpg

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.

Please click the following link for an introduction and registration: https://ispri.ng/ngWmg

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.

Please click the following link for an introduction and registration: https://ispri.ng/19kNV

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Lean Belt Graduation

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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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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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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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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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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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