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Lean Practitioner

Lean Practitioner I Certification Program

Boot camp – A non-threatening environment where participants present lean materials in front of their peers and answer questions from facilitators. Participants are video taped and trained in presentation skills. Participants are also trained in lean auditing skills.

Who should attend?: lean specialists that want to become Masters
Purpose: Solidify understanding of lean materials
Benefits: Participants will be train the trainers for lean implementations upon completing course requirements and be able to demonstrate ability to implement lines on their own
Caution: Suggest individuals should be considered “high potentials” in your organization. Consider employment contracts or non – compete agreements and a development plan for these individuals after they attend the class. Should be a minimum of a two-year commitment by the team members.
Course Length: 1 Week
Course Content: Total Lean Content
Course Fee: See Price List. Per person plus expenses. Training room and meals to be furnished by the Client
Max Participants: 10
Prerequisites: Lean Seminar III or Lean Seminar IV, three implementations, suggested reading list, thorough understanding of the materials and tools

Lean Practitioner II Certification Program

Prerequisites: Lean Practitioner I

Lean Practitioner III Certification Program

Prerequisites: Lean Practitioner II

Lean Practitioner IV Certification Program

Prerequisites: Lean Practitioner III

Lean Practitioner V Certification Program

Prerequisites: Lean Practitioner IV

Lean Practitioner Training Implementation

This is a three month hands on pilot implementation by a pilot team at your company. This approach is based on your team attending four weeks of intensive training over a three month period. The training is a time released approach to provide the team training in subsets of lean manufacturing and then have the team go implement and bring deliverables to the next training class. The implementation will consist of seven to eight weeks of teams implementing on the shop floor. We can assist you if needed during these implementation weeks. Teams will build a complete case study and be certified as lean specialists at the end of the course subject to meeting some additional criteria.

Companies pick a pilot implementation prior to training. Team attends four weeks of intense lean training with seven to eight weeks of hands on implementation in the factory. Requires management support, leadership, all employee overview, pilot team overview, communication plans etc. Should be considered long term commitment that never ends.

Who should attend?: Lean Pilot implementation team

Purpose: To train a selected group of individuals on a company team how to implement a lean manufacturing line

Benefits: Significant savings on pilot implementation, Trained company lean specialists, which will need a minimum of consultant help, total transfer of as much consultant knowledge as team can absorb

Caution: Suggest individuals should be considered high potentials in your organization. Consider employment contracts or non – compete agreements and a development plan for these individuals after they attend the class. Should be a minimum of a two-year commitment by the team members.

Course Length: Eleven to Twelve weeks

Course Content: Very detailed course on how to implement lean manufacturing techniques. Participants actually lean out a line or part of a line in their factory

Course Fee: See price list – per person – plus any expenses. The company provides training area and meals.

Max Participants: 24 (minimum of two persons team from a company)

Prerequisites: World Class Criteria assessment, Consultant tour of factory, One day or Five day lean overview course attended by Senior Leadership, Consultant assistance in pilot selection.