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Lean Practitioners Certification

Is your organization looking for ways to improve your operations, stay competitive, increase capacity, or surpass your competition?

Adopt Lean tools and techniques as a powerful methodology to achieve your strategic goals with minimal investment required. This course will develop your employees as internal experts in utilizing and applying Lean successfully. Participants will learn the full breadth of Lean approaches and how to implement Lean improvements using Lean/kaizen events under the DMAIC structure. Upon successful completion of this program, you will have the skills and knowledge to successfully apply Lean tools and techniques in your organization.

Upcoming Dates and Locations

Virtual seminars run as 1/2-day sessions. In-person classes run as full-day sessions. See the virtual session daily class times.

There are currently no public dates scheduled. All our courses are available to be held at a location of your choice. Please contact us for more information.


  • Learn to apply the steps, approaches, tools and techniques used to create Lean processes and a Lean organization.
  • Recognize the purpose, objectives, results, and benefits that Lean can achieve.
  • Learn how to make the most of Lean teams.
  • Clearly see the waste in your processes and identify waste's drivers (unevenness and overburden).
  • Use the Lean Pathway to identify and prioritize opportunities for improvement.
  • Learn the best way to plan for and implement Lean.
  • Understand the improvement (kaizen) method, and tools necessary to successfully conduct a targeted lean/kaizen event.
  • Implement approaches using DMIC (DEFINE, MEASURE, IMPROVE, CONTROL, otherwise known as kaizen).


  • Lean cost model; benefits of Lean
  • Waste, unevenness, and overburden
  • Lean Pathway
  • Lean approaches
  • Categories of waste
    • Drivers of waste
    • Waste assessment
    • Value stream mapping
    • Efficiency calculations (OEE)
    • Organization and safety (5S)
    • Workplace arrangement
    • Standardization
    • Data tools and approaches
    • Error-proofing (Poka Yoke)
    • Auto-stop (autonomation)
    • Rapid changeover (SMED)
    • Integrated maintenance (TPM)
    • One-piece flow and pull (just-in-time)
    • Process pulse (takt time)
    • Signaling pull (kanban)
    • Visual management (andon)
    • Load leveling
    • Sequencing (production leveling)

Who Should Attend

Quality professionals and managers, manufacturing, process and industrial engineers, operations analysts and managers, Master Black Belts, Black Belts, Green Belts, and any manager or professional who wants to improve the efficiency of operations, processes, and the organization.

In-Person Full-Days: 5
CEUs: 4.0

Public virtual seminars run daily from 1:00-5:00 p.m. ET. Seminars run on Eastern Time unless otherwise noted in the Location field.

Auditor classes that require a final exam start at 11:30 a.m. on the last day to administer the final exam.

For more information download the virtual course agenda (close this window and navigate to the top of the course page) or Contact Us.

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