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 classes offered include: 

5s/visual management & pull systems

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

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

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

DISTANCE LEARNING: LEAN MANUFACTURING CHAMPION CERTIFICATION

Build your organization's internal Lean capacity as a Lean Champion and better facilitate continuous improvement projects. This six-month certification program teaches tools by on-site experiential projects. Cycle through live stream instruction, hands-on application, check meetings, debriefs and presentations. Learn to identify opportunities to remove waste in current processes, build more effective teams, increase productivity, improve quality and reduce stress... Learn More

DISTANCE LEARNING: LEAN MANUFACTURING PRACTITIONER

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

DISTANCE LEARNING: 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

DISTANCE LEARNING: LEAN OFFICE PRACTITIONER

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

DISTANCE LEARNING: LEAN SIX SIGMA FUNDAMENTALS

This interactive class 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

DISTANCE LEARNING: PROBLEM SOLVING

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

ERROR PROOFING / POKA-YOKE

Error 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 MANUFACTURING CHAMPION: CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT WITH TECHNOLOGY (CEU CREDITS: 5.6)

Developing internal lean manufacturing champions helps organizations successfully implement proven techniques for eliminating waste. Using competency-based and hands-on approaches, this course provides team leaders the knowledge to apply lean business solutions within their own operations, resulting in reductions in time and cost to execute business processes... Learn More

LEAN OFFICE CHAMPION (GEU 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 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

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 4.0

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

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