PeopleCert IASSC Certified Lean Expert Training


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About PeopleCert – IASSC® Certified Lean Expert™ Training

Lean is a proficiency, originally established from theToyota Production System, that refers to the applicationof certain Lean practices, principles, and tools typically used to reduce waste and improve process efficiencies.


Purpose of Lean Expert qualification

To confirm candidate is well versed in Lean methodology & able to implement, perform, interpret & apply Lean methodology at an advanced level of proficiency.


Why is it important to hold a lean certification?

  • Proves candidate’s proficiency with Lean methodology, beyond terminology.
  • Undertake the role of Certified Practitioner / Leader / Expert role in their teams.
  • Showcase the skills necessary to achieve the desired results (defect reduction, process improvement or any other strategically aligned organisational objectives).


Target audience

This is the Third Level of IASSC Lean qualification aimed towards anyone who wishes to become a Lean methodology professional & seeking personal certification.


1st Level IASSC® Certified Lean Practitioner™ – foundational understanding of Lean and its practical implementation
2nd Level IASSC® Certified Lean Leader™ – advanced understanding of Lean concepts and tools
3rd Level IASSC® Certified Lean Expert™ – mastery of all Lean Management tools and their practical applications



IASSC Lean Expert certification examination format

Delivery Computer (Web Proctored / Classroom)
Type 110 Multiple Choice Questions (MCQ)
Each question is awarded one (1) mark
Duration 3 hours (180 minutes)
For non-native speakers or candidates with a disability, an additional 60 minutes of extra time is allowed.
Pass Mark 70% (77 marks out of 110)
Invigilator /Supervisor /Proctor Yes
Physical or Online Proctoring
Open Book No
Only the provided Reference Document, which contains all formulas and tables that may be needed during the examination, can be used.
Prerequisites None
Distinction N/A
Certification Validity 3 years (a recertification exam is required to maintain validity)

Course Content

  •  Introduction to Lean
  • Gemba (The Real Place)
  • Kaizen (ContinuousImprovement)
  • KPIs (Key PerformanceIndicators)
  • Teamwork & Team Skills
  • MUDA (Wastes) / MURA(Fluctuation) / MURI(Overburden) – the threefamilies of efficiency losses
  • 5S
  • Kano Model
  • Just-In-Time (JIT)
  • Bottleneck Analysis
  • Continuous Flow
  • Takt Time
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Flow Diagram (SwimlaneDiagram)
  • Spaghetti Diagram
  • Layout planning
  • Single-Minute Exchange ofDies (SMED)
  • Heijunka (Level Scheduling)
  • Kanban (Pull System)
  •  Jidoka (Zero DefectPrinciple)
  • Andon
  • Poka-Yoke (Error Proofing)
  • Root Cause Analysis (RCA)
  • Risk Analysis
  • Total ProductiveMaintenance (TPM)
  • Six Big Losses
  • Overall EquipementEffectiveness (OEE)
  • Standardized Work
  • Sustainment
  • Visual Management
  • Short Interval Control /Active Supervision
  • Hoshin Kanri (PolicyDeployment)
  • Kaizen task-forceworkshops
  • Change Management
  • SMART Goals
  • Stakeholder Management
  • PDCA


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