Lean Principles & Techniques Classes


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Explore Our Expert-Led Lean Training Programs 

Trim the waste and increase your organization’s productivity! Here at The Center, we offer a wide range of lean manufacturing training courses and consulting services catered to help manufacturing organizations resolve issues they may face, optimize their business processes to maximize efficiency, and reduce overall costs.  Our clients leave with a detailed strategy for implementing lean manufacturing techniques into their own business and typically see many benefits, including becoming more profitable, improved sustainability and enhanced business operations. Lean training includes: 

LEAN PRINCIPLES & TECHNIQUES
LEAN OFFICE
LEAN SIX SIGMA
VIRTUAL CLASSES
 

LEAN PRINCIPLES & TECHNIQUES

5s/visual management

This course will provide the tools to clear the clutter and create a world class visual workplace, where there is a place for everything and everything in its place. Learn how to successfully transform a factory into a well-organized operation where many messages concerning product quality, productivity, schedule, and safety are accurately delivered every day... Learn More

5s workplace organization simulation

This interactive, four-hour course is conducted in a simulated work environment that teaches the origins of Lean and how the 5S methodology can drastically impact cultural and financial performance of an organization... Learn More

A3 PROBLEM SOLVING

Participants will use problem solving tools (5-Whys and Fishbone Diagram) to assist in the continual improvement process with special emphasis on creating and implementing a Lean Business Strategy. Gain further knowledge to confidently measure and improve their processes through data driven decision making... Learn More

EMERGING LEADERS IN MANUFACTURING CERTIFICATION

Offered through Schoolcraft College, and in collaboration with the Michigan Manufacturing Technology Center, this certification provides students with the skills needed to be on the path to success within the world of manufacturing. This program is open to people new to manufacturing and to those who are looking to grow within the industry... Learn More

MISTAKE-PROOFING

Mistake-Proofing is essential to running a smooth operation, costsavings and maintaining sanity in the workplace. Understand the benefits of building in quality at the source by implementing methods or devices into the manufacturing process instead of inspection only at the end of the process... Learn More

LEAN Applications workforce training (ceu credits: 3.5)

This five-day course introduces a variety of Lean tools used that help identify and eliminate waste in a manufacturing environment.  Training is designed to promote a sustainable continuous improvement effort and ensure positive outcomes in the long-term strategic deployment of Lean manufacturing practices... Learn More

LEAN MANUFACTURING PRACTITIONER

Lean Manufacturing Practitioner will develop an individual’s capability to contribute to an organization’s Lean transformation... Learn More

LEAN MANUFACTURING Champion CERTIFICATION with kaizen

Increase your capability to lead your organization's Lean transformation. Participants will learn through our Active Learning Model (ALM) approach by directly applying their learning to mini projects in their workplace... Learn More

LEAN MANUFACTURING SIMULATION

Effectively begin your Lean implementation journey. This interactive course is conducted in a simulated work environment that teaches the origins of Lean and how the methodology can drastically impact an organization's cultural and financial performance... Learn More

POWER OF LEAN SERIES

This series will help you contribute to your organization’s Lean transformation by understanding the Lean philosophy of identifying and removing waste, workplace organization, standard work, flow and pull, and basic problem solving... Learn More

STANDARD WORK

A key ingredient in the creation of a lean enterprise, Standard Work is a set of procedures for each operational process that documents the most effective, balanced combination of people, machines, materials and space to meet customer demand. Standard Work begins as an improvement baseline, but evolves into a reliable method... Learn More

TOTAL PRODUCTIVE MAINTENANCE/QUICK CHANGEOVER

Participants learn how to calculate and use Overall Equipment Effectiveness, the key metric for measuring equipment performance. Emphasis is placed on the importance of teamwork and integration between production and maintenance departments. Focus is also placed on reducing set-up times for manufacturers to increase their flexibility... Learn More

UNDERSTANDING LEAN PRINCIPLES & TECHNIQUES (LEAN SIMULATION)

This course demonstrates how lean can be applied to an organization to maximize customer value, minimize waste and reduce costs through workplace organization and visual controls, cellular manufacturing, quality at the source and pull scheduling. Gain a better understanding of how lean principles, when effectively applied, can positively impact your company... Learn More
 

LEAN OFFICE

LEAN OFFICE CHAMPION (CEU CREDITS: 2.1)

Lean Office Champion training offers a comprehensive hands-on approach to teach team leaders how to identify opportunities for improvement through reduction in timeconducting transactional activities... Learn More

LEAN OFFICE CHAMPION CERTIFICATION

Build your organization’s internal lean capacity as a Lean Champion and learn how to facilitate continuous improvement projects in your workplace. This six-month training will include tools for facilitating change, seeing waste in current processes, building more effective teams, increasing productivity while reducing stress, and improving the quality of services or products delivered to your customer... Learn More

LEAN OFFICE SIMULATION

Acquire the knowledge and tools needed to effectively participate in Lean transformation and sustainability. Attendees will learn how to identify waste, implement 5S, apply Lean tools and techniques to an office workflow simulation, and more... Learn More
 

LEAN SIX SIGMA

ADVANCED PROBLEM SOLVING: LEAN SIX SIGMA YELLOW BELT (CEU CREDITS: 2.1)

This three-day course develops the skills necessary to become a critical part in any organization’s quality improvement initiatives. It provides a strong foundation of the Lean and Six Sigma methodologies for meaningful participation in Six Sigma project teams led by Certified Green or Black Belts... Learn More

LEAN SIX SIGMA GREEN BELT CERTIFICATION (CEU CREDITS: 5.6)

Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification training covers the application of established techniques to remove waste, improve operational speed, lower costs and deliver ultimate customer satisfaction. Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification focuses on improved quality and accuracy, minimized cost and variation, on-time delivery and optimized operational speed, all of which enable organizations to become more efficient, profitable and flexible producers... Learn More

 

VIRTUAL CLASSES

VIRTUAL: LEAN MANUFACTURING PRACTITIONER

VIRTUAL CLASS: Lean Manufacturing Practitioner will develop an individual’s capability to contribute to an organization’s Lean transformation... Learn More

VIRTUAL: LEAN OFFICE PRACTITIONER

VIRTUAL CLASS: Increase your capability to contribute to your organization's Lean transformation with The Center's virtual Lean Office Practitioner course... Learn More

VIRTUAL: PROBLEM SOLVING

VIRTUAL CLASS: Improve quality by reducing errors and scrap through engaging staff in a structured, problem-solving process based on A3 thinking. This class is designed for employees who are expected to participate in their organization’s problem-solving activities or lead a problem-solving team... Learn More

 

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