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Developing knowledge for sustainable transformation

Achieving culture transformation in any organization begins by understanding the need for change.  Many companies get infected with flavor of the month and never really understand the requirements needed to successfully develop the organization to a “can do” culture.  Our transformation training and workshops help senior leadership, managers and employees determine on their own the reasons for change.  The knowledge development includes the following areas:

  1. The burning platform
  2. The commitment challenge
  3. What is in it for me
  4. Recognizing opportunity
  5. Sustaining the achievements

NuStratis, over the last two decades, has trained over 2500 individuals to become leaders and change agents in their organizations.  Our training provides participants with enhanced problem-solving skills, with an emphasis on the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control) model. During the training you will learn how to use many of the Lean Six Sigma problem-solving methods and statistical tools to contribute to the success of your organization.

NuStratis Lean Six Sigma transformation training includes:

  1. Lean Six Sigma overview training
  2. Champion training
  3. FACSim training
  4. Kaizen master training
  5. Lean Sensei training

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day.   Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a life time”

We too can teach you to fish and land your vision.  Allow us to become your strategic partner!

Lean Six Sigma Overview Training

Our Lean Six Sigma overview training is designed to provide management and employees with the basic understanding of continuous improvement elements to successfully implement it. The class provides hands-on exercises and real world examples with with the participants can relate. The class also addresses a variety of work environments and process types such as manufacturing, order fulfillment and service processes.

The participants are presented with typical gaps found in material and information flows. They are also presented with approaches to successfully eliminate the gaps. The problem solving methodology: DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve and Control), is covered as well. This course can be delivered in 8 hours, or it can be customized to a particular organization for up to 24 hours of classroom and hands-on exercises. The topics covered are the following:

  • Lean Six Sigma fundamentals
    • DMAIC cycle
    • Waste
    • The value stream
    • Principals
  • Lean Six Sigma Tools
    • Lean tools (5S, Visual Management, Cells, Pull, Error Proof, SMED & TPM)
    • Six Sigma (process mapping, data collection, understanding variation & performance measures)
    • Kaizen (rapid deployment)
  • Managing change

NuStratis has trained over 1500 students throughout the Americas, Europe, and Asia.

Participants Comments:

“Great class to represent Lean...Excellent way to package the concept & communicate it to the individual contributors, they are the key to making this work.”

"Great class!! I enjoyed hearing about experiences and implemented Lean activities with results.”

“I enjoyed the class. The instructor did an excellent job on presenting the class. He was well prepared.”

“I really enjoyed this class.. I would definitely recommend it to others. I learned a lot about being Lean at work and home.”

“Please help me Lean my job in QA. Thank you. The class was great.”

“Excellent class, instructors presented a balanced class - instruction, humor, training, got the point across.”

“I learned a lot. All plants should go through this class. It helps you understand the work place more.”

Champion Training

Change starts with the leadership of a business. Often, organizations will embark on a continuous improvement journey without really understanding what is required of them. This training focuses on executives, managers and change agent’s role, and it exposes them to the basic concepts, but more importantly it focuses on understanding the commitment required for a successful transformation. The training is in a workshop format where the leadership of the organization will discuss the critical issues they will face moving forward. Some of those issues would be culture resistance to change, resource alignment, roadmap agreement, strategic improvements, business performance evaluation & reward and recognition to mention a few.

The training duration is designed for 16 hours, but it can be customized to the client’s needs. The participants will be exposed to NuStratis’ transformation methodology as well as well as the DMAIC implementation process (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve & Control).

The training will incorporate the following topics:

  • NuStratis transformation roadmap
  • Implementation models
  • Managing change
  • Strategic improvements
  • Measuring business performance
  • Lean Six Sigma tools overview

"A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.”

John C. Maxwell

FACSim Training

This training session is designed to provide senior leadership, managers and employees with a vision of what a lean enterprise transformation can do for an organization. There are two main elements to the training. One is concept definition and the second is hands-on process simulation. The training is intended to help managers and employees relate the concepts with real life business opportunities. Opposed to many beliefs, lean enterprise goes beyond the operational areas such as the “make” processes. The real gain is when organizations are able to see the connection between information driven process and physical manufacturing processes. The training will attempt to provide a clear link between these two types of processes.

Below is the training content for this session.

  • Lean Six Sigma fundamentals
    • DMAIC cycle
    • Waste
    • The value stream
    • Principals
  • Strategic alignment
    • Vision
    • Objectives & drivers
    • Benefit impact
    • Policy deployment
  • Lean Six Sigma Tools
    • 5S, Visual Management, Cells, Pull, Error Proof, Six Sigma, SMED & Kaizen
  • Lean Transformation
    • Change management, metrics, auditing, reporting & tracking
  • Next steps
    • Linking activities with actions & benefits
    • Defining scope & formulating pilots

NuStratis has conducted over 250 lean workshops throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia,emm and has implemented multiple lean enterprise solutions for several Fortune 500 organizations.

The Lego factory simulation immerses the participants in a hands-on, fast-moving learning environment. The participants will learn first-hand about the seven types of waste, as well as plant layout, visual systems, workplace organization and much more.

Kaizen Master Training

Many organizations throughout the world have embraced Kaizen deployments due the speed for which improvements are accomplished. At NuStratis, we have developed a training program to teach any employee how to conduct and facilitate Kaizen workshops. The goal is to equip employees with the facilitation skills so they can go into any area of the business and perform improvements.

Our approach to conducting Kaizen workshops is planning and long term sustainability. We focus on allocating a large part of the time to planning and sustainment elements of a Kaizen workshop. There are many that would say a Kaizen workshop must be at least 5 days. We are here to tell them they are wrong (see our video selection). We have facilitated and trained many employees to conduct 2, 3, and 4 day Kaizen workshops with huge success. A Kaizen Master will have the ability to plan, execute and sustain an improvement effort within their business area or anywhere in the organization. Our gaol is to train as many Kaizen Masters throughout the organization as possible to handle simple and/or small improvements.

The Kaizen Mater training duration is designed for 40 hours ,but it can be customized to the client’s needs.

The training will incorporate the following topics:

  • Kaizen process (DMAIC methodology)
  • Workshop planning
  • Facilitation & Implementation
  • Workshop follow up & sustainment (measuring results)
  • Mapping tools
  • Lean Six Sigma toolset overview

Kaizen Master training is a way to enable the work force to embrace change.

Employees are energized by seeing their ideas come to life first hand. Employees become promoters when their ideas deliver bottom line results.

Why wait? Give us a call for more information on Kaizen Master training.

See a Kaizen Event in Action...

Lean Sensei Training

The Lean Sensei professional will be equipped to train internal resources and help manage the Lean Six Sigma transformation. This training is designed to provide employees with an in-depth knowledge of transformation process as well as the Lean Six Sigma toolset. This role is a key element in the deployment phase.

The training is divided into 4 phases incorporating classroom time, hands-on exercises and practical experience. Each participant will go through a total of 280 hours of development training for which the trainee will be required to demonstrate their skills by improving a selected area.

The Lean Sensei training 4 phases are as follows:

Week 1

  • Strategy & enterprise alignment

  • Assessing the enterprise

  • Sizing the opportunity

  • How to develop a deployment plan

  • Evaluation of improvements

Week 2 

  • Practical session 1

Week 3

  • Enterprise value stream mapping

  • Information vs. material flow

  • Lean Six Sigma principals

  • How to create value

  • Improvement methodology - DMAIC

Week 4 

  • Practical session 2

Week 5

  • Data collection

  • Measurement system analysis 

  • Lean Six Sigma tools

  • Kaizen methodology

  • Project management

Week 6 

  • Practical session 3

Week 7

  • The customer’s perspective

  • Resistance to change

  • Engaging employees

  • Changing the culture

  • Sustaining the improvements

  • Celebrating success


For more information on our Lean Sensei training program, contact us.

Transforming an organizations is not a destination; it is a journey.  Commitment to endure the challenges the organization will face is a requirement.

“if you think you can or your think you can’t, you are right”

Henry Ford


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                       PO Box 97424
                       Raleigh, NC 27624


  Phone:    919.488.0204


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