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The 8 Wastes of Lean Certification Course

The number one guide that takes you through the process of spotting, examining, and getting rid of waste from your organization's procedures, all based on the Lean approach.

Course Duration

Approx. 2 Hours 40 Minutes

Course Price




Key Concepts Covered in this Course

Course instructor

Robert Chapman

Business Improvement Specialist

As a Business Improvement professional, I’ve gained extensive expertise in Project ManagementLean Six Sigma, and Process Improvement. My accomplishments include delivering projects that saved organizations significant resources, streamlined processes, improved user experiences, and reduced errors and waste. Additionally, I hold a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification.

Course Summary

This course introduces the Lean methodology and its 8 wastes, providing tools to identify, analyze, and eliminate waste in your organization’s processes. By the end, you’ll be equipped to conduct a full 8 wastes analysis, improve operational performance, and spread Lean principles across your organization. It’s ideal for anyone seeking to enhance their skills or improve their business’s efficiency.


Course Reviews

The course structure is user-friendly, allowing participants to progress at their own pace. The inclusion of quizzes and assessments reinforces understanding, making the learning experience dynamic and engaging. The downloadable resources provided serve as valuable references for ongoing application in the workplace.

Alexa Bliss

The 8 Wastes of Lean Certification Course

Course Description

The Lean method includes 8 types of waste that help you understand what waste is, its various forms, and where it can occur. Recognizing these wastes is crucial as it can boost your efforts to enhance, modify, and even completely revamp your processes.

The goal of the Lean method is to minimize waste as much as possible, so being aware of these wastes is a vital initial step in implementing a Lean method in your organization. In this course, we will:

  • Discover what the wastes are, examining them individually.
  • Observe examples of the different kinds of waste you might encounter.
  • Talk about how to identify them and where they might occur.
  • Review a variety of real-world examples of processes burdened with waste, and demonstrate how to carry out a process analysis with the 8 wastes as the central focus.
  • We will also give you an introduction to Lean.

By the conclusion of this course, you will possess the knowledge and assurance to conduct a comprehensive 8 wastes analysis within your main processes, understand how to identify, analyze and eliminate waste wherever it exists, and know how to teach and inform others about this effort, spreading the Lean method throughout your organization.

Course Breakdown

  • Overview
  • Transport
  • Inventory
  • Motion
  • Waiting
  • Overproduction
  • Overprocessing
  • Defects
  • Skills
  • Label the examples
  • What an 8 waste analysis entails
  • Demonstration 1
  • Demonstration 2
  • Demonstration 3
  • The current process
  • The ask
  • The reform
  • Recommendations
  • The delivered process
  • Review of key learnings
  • Hints & tips
  • Thank you

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What some of our 150,000+ students have to say

“This is a good course for those who have no to very basic background on process improvement. The content is just right, not too overwhelming for me. The topics are discussed properly. I appreciate the examples given which make each topic easier to understand.”
From Dallas, USA
“In my position, everyone suddenly want this kind of RCA, but no one really knew how to do it. It was simple but I felt I was doing it wrong. This course broke it down to the simple steps it is supposed to be to complete. Easy to follow and great examples.”
From Norway
“This course adds a lot more insight to the tool than you get from a simple template. I now know how to sell usage of the tool across my business - something I have really struggled with.”
From Sweden
“I learned a lot and will apply what I've learned in my work. Thank you, Robert. A detailed explanation and your quick responses to questions in message section , demonstrate that you are a professional in your sector! Thanks.”
From Abu Dhabi
“Great course. The pacing, content, and delivery is great. You could tell that great care and expertise was put into delivering the course. Thank you!”
From Australia
“Truly brilliant. A great flow, a really knowledgeable instructor and great resources. I have had some trouble understanding the delivery of Lean, purpose and method - now I feel so much more confident. Thank you Robert.”
From London, UK
“An absolutely amazing course. It has a clear structure and as the slides are present I do not have to make notes. Also - all of the important definitions are being accompanied by demonstrations in practice of the tool by which I could understand the true meaning of them. The way the course is presented is nice to follow, language is impeccable and the speed is not to fast. Usually in other courses from Udemy I can see a definition of a problem directly followed by example with a lot of fluff, but those extra unneeded false interactions with learners make the course only longer and makes me usually loose my focus. In this course I did not experience it at all. It was to the point and I have actually learned something that I can directly use in my work. Thank you! PS I will for sure follow the other courses of the instructor!”
From Greece

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