Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results is insanity.
- Albert Einstein


3rd Lean breakfast session by CIM_CIL (free)

CIM_CIL organises for the 3rd time in Flanders a breakfast session on Lean on September 23rd.

Venue: Kasteel van Zwijnaarde, Joachim Schayckstraat 6 at 9052 Zwijnaarde, Belgium

Time: start at 08.00 CET with a breakfast buffet

Price: FREE

Language: Dutch

Registration mandatory: follow this link

Lean talent demand continues to outpace Six Sigma by a substantial margin

The Avery Point Group is a global executive recruiting and search firm that assists companies in identifying, assessing and recruiting midlevel management to senior executive Lean & Six Sigma talent.

"Companies are seeking Lean and Six Sigma talent as a way to help their organizations better leverage their performance during the ongoing recovery. They don't want to add back one-for-one on headcount, inventory and operating cost as the economy recovers and volume returns. Rather, they see continuous improvement talent as an enabler to help them gain and maintain significant performance leverage."

This year's study found that Lean talent demand continues to outpace Six Sigma by almost 35 percent, in-line with last year's study. Nonetheless, this is still a dramatic shift from The Avery Point Group's 2005 inaugural Lean and Six Sigma talent demand study that showed Six Sigma talent demand exceeding Lean by more than 50 percent.

"These results continue to show an overall bias for Lean skills, perhaps as an ongoing hedge against the challenges of today's economic climate, which Lean's more immediate and practical focus on waste, flow and flexibility may better serve. It may also indicate that companies are continuing to balance out their continuous improvement talent stable with Lean candidates versus slightly more ubiquitous Six Sigma talent."

CIM_CIL organises first Lean breakfast in Wallonia (free)

After the successes in Flanders CIM_CIL now organises for the first time a Lean breakfast session in Wallonia on May 4th 2011.

Venue: Leonardo Wavre, Rue de la Wastinne 45, at 1301 Wavre, Belgium

Time: breakfast starts at 08.00 CET

Price: FREE

Language: French

Registration mandatory: follow this link

First CBBL certificate awarded to Xavier Perrin

The first Certified Black Belt in Lean certificate is awarded to Xavier Perrin (FR). This CBBL certificate was handed over by Luc Van Landeghem, president of IIBLC, at the Lean conference in Toulouse on February 3rd. This event was organised by MGCM France.

Lean conference in Toulouse was a success!

On February 3rd MGCM France organised a Lean conference in Toulouse. One of the main speakers was Luc Van Landeghem, president of IIBLC. With 170 participants this event was a huge success! Other speakers included the VP Supply Chain of Airbus, Toulouse and people from Mars Inc.

Lean conference by MGCM France in Toulouse

MGCM, the French partner of IIBLC, organises a conference on Lean on February 3rd in Toulouse.

IIBLC® in the press

In the latest October edition of I-Mag an article was published written by Norbert D'hiet, member of the IIBLC® Content Committee. I-Mag is the engineering magazine of the Flemish Chamber of Engineers (VIK). In this article he elaborates on Lean and the vital role of the employee.

The article can be found in the 'Downloads' section. Please note that the article is written in Dutch.

President IIBLC™ at Lean breakfast session by MGCM France

Le Bonheur est Toujours dans le Lean

Avec le Lean Management dans les Services

MGCM, the French partner of IIBLC, organised a breakfast session on Lean in Services on November 4th.


  • 8h30: Bienvenue aux participants - Michel Gavaud (MGCM)
  • 8h40-9h10: La Mise en Place du Lean dans l'Administration - Gabriel Chenevoy et François Gobillard (Direction Générale de la Modernisation de l'Etat) et Eric Corbaux (Direction des Services Judiciaires)
  • 9h10-9h40: Le Lean en Milieu Hospitalier - Xavier Perrin (MGCM) et François Bisch (CHU de Dijon)
  • 9h40-9h55: Une Certification Lean: Pourquoi et Comment? -Luc Van Landeghem (IIBLC)
  • 9h55-10h30: Questions et réponses

2nd Lean breakfast session by CIM_CIL (free)

Following the success of last year's session, CIM_CIL organises a second breakfast session on Lean on September 29th.

Venue: Link 21, Welvaartstraat 14-1 at 2200 Herentals, Belgium

Time: start at 08.15 CET

Price: FREE

Language: Dutch

Registration mandatory: follow this link

Exam dates for 2011 now published

The schedule of the different types of theoretical exams can be found on the Lean Certification page.

The exact dates are available on the specific page of each level (CGBLCBBLCChL).