Lean Certificate Program

What does every business need in order to compete in today’s market? Continuous improvement strategies that respond to customers’ needs in the blink of an eye, lower costs, and improve quality; all at increased speed.

This program in Lean Enterprise Methodologies will take participants through an experiential learning model on how to implement specific Lean Enablers to improve processes within an operation. The experiential learning exercise will be complemented with actual case study results. This program will also cover potential pitfalls to avoid during your implementation or enhancement.

Whether you work in manufacturing or are seeking a leaner process for your work in an office, hospital, or service industry; developing your Lean expertise will reduce your risk of failure, drive meaningful cultural change, and establish best practices that will make a long-term impact.

The Lean Certification classroom experience consists of four intensive days of discussion and interaction, focusing on:

  • The basics and history of Lean
  • Visual management
  • Value-stream mapping
  • Error proofing
  • Waste reduction
  • Lean teams and metrics

Program Schedule:

  • Nov 01, 2022 (8:30am-4pm)
  • Nov 02, 2022 (8:30am-4pm)
  • Nov 29, 2022 (8:30am-4pm)
  • Nov 30, 2022 (8:30am-4pm)


The Lean Certificate Program combines highly-specialized classroom experience and work-related homework to move beyond the basic principles. This program is built around applied learning to truly help you master Lean as it relates to real-world situations and problems.

Through this hands-on learning model, you gain an in-depth understanding of the Lean approach and tools. You will use these tools on a real-world, work-related project. After you complete the intensive classroom portion of the certificate program, you’ll undertake an individual project featuring a before-and-after Lean process review, focusing on error reduction and waste elimination. You’ll achieve certification upon demonstrating successful application of Lean principles.


Anyone seeking to gain a portable career credential in Lean leadership skills, or anyone wishing to share and gain Lean knowledge.


Topics Covered

The Lean Certification classroom experience consists of four intensive days of discussion and interaction, focusing on:

  • basics and history of lean
  • visual management
  • value-stream mapping
  • error proofing
  • waste reduction
  • lean teams and metrics

By completion of this program you will:

  • Create a Vision, Mission and Roadmap for Improvement (Strategic Policy Deployment)
  • Learn enablers that will insure sustainability of Change (Visual Standard Operating Instructions (VSOP) and Total Productive Management (TPM))
  • Learn how to use Enterprise Value Stream Mapping creates “Eyes for Flow” and “Eyes for Waste” to identify and prioritize opportunity improvements.
  • Understand the methodology of Workplace Organization (5S+1) to improve Safety, Productivity and Profitability
  • Understand material flow (i.e. Takt, Push vs. Pull, batch vs. single piece flow)
  • Understand the role of Quality in developing highly effective value streams and work flows
  • Apply the lean principle of Jidoka approaches to zero defect manufacturing
  • Understand and discuss the Morning Market Process (making quality visible)


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