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Lean Expert Certification

Lean Expert Program is designed to train participants on application of advanced Lean methods and tools to improve value streams and create value for customers. Lean tools and techniques help to identify and remove waste from your organization’s value streams

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Lean Expert

The objective of the Lean Expert workshop is to Identify what steps in your current process are value added versus wasteful, to understand how applying the lean methods and tools can positively impact the customer’s experience and your organization’s financial performance and to complete value stream improvement case studies to showcase your newly learned skill and achieve operational and financial objectives

What should we expect from VarSigma?

There are numerous reasons, let’s list a few

  • International Recognition– VarSigma is Exemplar Global (member of ASQ family) Certified TPECS Provider for Six Sigma Competency ensuring Global recognition for our Lean Six Sigma Certification.

    • The pedagogy has been designed by Dr. Shantanu Kumar, making it the most sought after workshop and certification
    • VarSigma course content, coverage and certification is by far the most rigorous and exhaustive across all public offered programs
    • VarSigma has certified professionals across industries, functions and countries, and therefore the recognition and acceptance unparalleled.
  • Alumni network for placement support –  25,000+ professionals trained across the world, 7500+ Senior professionals trained, 300,000 + Linkedin followers and presence across the world.
  • Extraordinary Facilitators – Our facilitators have a minimum of 15 years of consulting and extensive training experience. All the facilitators undergo a rigorous ‘Train the trainer’ workshop by Dr. Shantanu Kumar.
  • Project and Career Guidance–  Regular webinars and expert moderated forum provide the necessary support for completing improvement initiatives and understanding the next steps for career progression. Your success is a testimonial for VarSigma.
  • Classroom learning with online support – Our Lean Six Sigma workshops are conducted in person, along with webinars and online sessions to facilitate conceptual learning. Blending the best of both worlds

Training Duration

  • Participants will attend a minimum 15 hours of facilitator led traditional / virtual classroom training for Lean Expert
  • Participants will also have access to another 9 hours of e- learning modules
  • Total Learning Duration available to a participant  is 24 hours

Training Package

  • Lean Expert E – Guide
  • 1 year of flexible access to e-learning
  • Analysis data files and templates
  • Business Process Modeling using iGrafx
  • Value Stream Mapping using iGrafx
  • Free Excel based software for statistical analysis
  • Module end quizzes
  • Access to e-books on Lean Expert content
  • Real-life case studies
  • Practice Questions
  • Lean Expert Exam Fee
  • Refreshment and lunch on classroom training days (Applicable only for physical classroom training)
  • Free membership to project support forum
  • Periodic webinars for continual learning
  • 15 PDUs for PMI credential renewal

For comprehensive workshop and certification information, Please email us at info@varsigma.com


  • VarSigma facilitators have a minimum of 15 years of consulting experience, and have conducted 100s of workshops. Our consultants have international experience in leading improvement initiatives and providing breakthrough solutions. Please review the management profile
  • Program Director – Dr. Shantanu Kumar is an accomplished author, educator and visionary. He has been a prominent business strategy consultant for Fortune 500 organisations. He has trained over 15,000 professionals in US, UK, Singapore, Malaysia, India, Saudi Arabia
  • Please connect with the Program Director—  Dr. Shantanu Kumar

Certification Exam

  • Each certification candidate is required to pass a written examination that consists of multiple choice questions measuring comprehension of the Body of Knowledge. Lean Expert certification examination is for 1-hour, 40 multiple-choice question examination. It is only offered in English.


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Internationally Standardized Curriculum

Varsigma has a standardized body of knowledge for all programs comparable to ASQ and Exemplar body of knowledge. The body of knowledge is reviewed periodically and updated to include new tools, techniques and application of technology.

  • Lean , Six Sigma, TQM, and TPM
  • Theory of Constraints (TOC)
  • Lean Thinking (Five Principles)
  • Synchronous Flow Manufacturing(SEM)

Lean Manufacturing and TPM

Examples of Lean Enterprise and Non-Manufacturing Services

  • Selecting and finalizing the scope of a Lean practitioner’s project
  • Lean Initiative Charter
  • SIPOC with detailed scope document
  • Current value stream mapping
  • Mid-level maps – Functional Deployment Maps
  • Detailed process maps
  • Value Add and Non-Value Add, Process Cycle Efficiency
  • Understanding Little’s Law, takt time,lead time cycle time
  • Risk Register Development
  • Evaluating push versus pull systems
  • Learning and using Kanban
  • Analyzing bottlenecks
  • Evaluating, Pull, Push and continuous flow
  • FMEA for Risk Register development
  • Pareto’s Analysis for Prioritization
  • Poka Yoke and Visual controls
  • Human errors analysis using THERP
  • Set-up time reduction using SMED
  • Heijunka, using Pitch and Runner
  • Late point differentiation
  • Single unit processing (One-piece Flow) and small batch processing
  • Kanban and Supermarket
  • Standardizing work
  • A3 Problem Solving
  • Weekly Huddle and Gemba Reviews
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What do our participants say?

To write anything about how knowledgeable Dr. Shantanu Kumar is will be an understatement. Frankly, I had joined the six sigma green belt workshop to add an extra line in my resume. But, what I learnt from the workshop was way beyond my expectations. Starting from the videos of farming practices in Israel to the automatic inventory system of amazon, the workshop impacted my rusted brain! The workshop helped me to look things differently. Even in highly standardized engineering projects, I was able to identify the issues and could come up with the solutions. I developed a tool which helped the management to easily tackle larger projects and effectively manage the training hours which in turn meant saving hundreds of euro. For me, workshop was not about learning minitab. It was to apply the learning in my area of job, to increase productivity, identify the errors and improve the quality of my work.
Thank you Shantanu for inspiring and motivating to see a broader picture!
Linkedin Testimonials- Saheba Arora, Sr. Executive Engineer at Siemens Energy and Automations, Siemens Energy and Automations

“Just amazing” is the word comes to my mind, when i think about Dr. Shantanu! His approach, his strong control over concepts makes him stand apart from others. I gained in-depth knowledge for practical use of six sigma methodology supported with examples from him during his training program i attended.
Not just knowledge the delivery system, time management is extraordinary. Exemplary! very well organised and in true sense “Six Sigma” planned & delivered program!
Linkedin Testimonials- Shaveta Alwadi, AVP – Business Process Mapping & Business Intelligence, MIPS
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You can learn more about the content, certification and its applicability by reviewing these links

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Please email us at info@varsigma.com and we will guide you through the enrollment process.

Global recognition of the program ensures the certification that you receive is accepted internationally.
The certificate kit includes
1. Certificate of Successful Completion
2. Reference check form that you can share with your employer

Yes, the examination fee is included. If you are unable to pass the certification examination in the first attempt, you can take the exam again. The first re-examination attempt is free.
Yes, simulation modelling exercises will be carried out using IGRAFX. Participants usually spend 4 hours on IGRAFX related exercises during the workshop. We will provide the trial version of the software on the first day of the workshop.

Instructor led live training, E- Book of Knowledge, , Analysis data files and templates, Completed case studies, e-books on Lean Six Sigma related content, Sample question papers, Exam Fee, Refreshment and lunch on training days (if it is physical classroom training).

This workshop will be facilitated by Dr. Shantanu Kumar or a facilitator trained by Dr. Shantanu Kumar. We don’t use services of freelance consultants as it affects the quality and consistency of the training workshop. We believe in conducting few however effective workshops with lasting impact. Dr. Shantanu Kumar has trained more than 10000 participants on Lean Six Sigma, Innovation, Risk Management and Data Analytics.

This training is suitable for middle to senior managers, Engineers, MBAs, Operations Managers, Quality Managers and professionals who want to apply the methodologies and quality control process within an organization.

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Dr. Shantanu Kumar
Dr. Shantanu KumarProgramme Director

Dr. Shantanu Kumar has influenced and transformed the path organisations tread on for process improvement, innovation and change management. A prominent author, speaker, and business consultant, Dr. Kumar is universally characterized by his friends, colleagues, and clients as one of the most insightful, humble, influential and recommended strategy consultants and is respected for his years of research in the fields of process improvement, business intelligence and innovation.

His experience has enabled most Fortune 500 companies across industries to improve operations efficiency, re-engineer obsolete and dying processes, reinvigorate business strategies and turn around failing businesses. He has trained and consulted on innovation using TRIZ, lean six sigma, program & project management, business process re-engineering, strategic leadership and managing change. He has trained more than 10000 professionals on lean six sigma, innovation, structured decision making and business process re-engineering across industries and touched many more lives in other leadership workshops. He uses his diverse life experiences to deliver workshops of seemingly complex concepts in easy to understand stories. His storytelling ability and humor keeps participants glued to their seats and his focus on applicability at work ensure tangible returns.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce and statistics, master’s degree in applied math and statistics, MBA in operations management and a Phd-business intelligence scholar. His expertise includes master black belt six sigma, ISO lead auditor and project management. He has published research papers and continues to research on statistical application of neural networks in decision making, artificial intelligence in decision making models, financial risk management using decision trees classification model, multivariate statistics in marketing and operation research. He is a guest faculty at multiple business schools and continues to mentor business leaders realise their potential.

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