Lean Operations Management Certificate

Learn Lean, Six Sigma and TOC

The Lean Operations Management Certificate series is designed to help manufacturing professionals gain an understanding and appreciation of the key concepts within the Lean, Six Sigma and Theory of Constraints strategies along with supporting tools and techniques to improve company, division and/or value-stream performance.

The Lean Operations Management Certificate requires the completion of six courses, five core and one elective.  You may complete one, or any number of courses, without the obligation to complete the entire series.

Benefits

Completing the Lean Operations Management Certificate series provides manufacturing professionals with an integrated approach and supporting tools to improve overall organization performance – improved material flow, quality, cash flow and employee involvement.

Who Should Enroll

Manufacturing professionals responsible for elevating the overall performance of a company, division, plant or value-stream, including:

  • VP and Directors of Operations or Manufacturing
  • Business Unit and Plant Managers
  • Value-Stream Managers
  • Production Managers
  • Manufacturing professionals slated for an operations leadership role

Course topics include: Continuum Management, integrating Lean, Six Sigma and Theory of Constraints; 5S and visual workplace; production planning, scheduling, and control; value-stream mapping and modeling, Lean daily management and kata; financial impact of implementing Lean, or finance and accounting for non-financial professionals.

Take the Next Step

Enroll today and meet other manufacturing professionals committed to improving their knowledge of the strategies and tools needed to elevate overall performance.

 

 

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Complete five required courses in any order and one elective.

Timeframe: Complete the certificate in four months or spread the courses out over five years.

Cost: $8,370-$9,270, depending upon elective.


Complete Five Required Courses

Continuum Management: Integrating Lean, Six Sigma, and Theory of Constraints

Effective Manufacturing Planning, Scheduling, and Control

Increasing Productivity through 5S and Visual Management

Leading Lean: Management Tools and Techniques for Achieving and Sustaining Meaningful Results

Value Stream Mapping and Modeling


Understanding Lean Accounting and Lean Cost Management



How the Lean Operations Certificate Helped Nercon

Nercon, an Oconto, Wis.-based company, was able to streamline its production processes thanks to the Lean Operations Certificate. Specifically, the company used 5S (sort, set-in-order, shine, standardize, and sustain).

Photo credit: David Tenenbaum/UW-Madison

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