Lean Enterprise Certification Program
Help your company build internal LEAN capacity!
Sessions beginning in March in Dickinson and Fargo!
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What is the LEAN Enterprise Certification Program (LECP)?
This program helps manufacturers build internal capacity by providing their key staff with a working knowledge of the principles and practices of LEAN. Achieving a LEAN Knowledge Certificate consists of a combination of classroom instruction, practical application and a final examination.
Why LEAN Enterprise Certification?
LEAN Enterprise Certification is used to assist manufacturers in preparing their workforce for developing and implementing LEAN initiatives. The Certification provides workers with knowledge, credentials and a nationally recognized certification – a standards examination developed by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) – provides manufacturers with a qualified workforce that understands and can enable LEAN.
What is included in the LEAN Enterprise Certification Program?
There is a total of thirty two classroom hours that begins with learning the Fundamentals of LEAN. That is followed by 5S, Standardized Work, High Performance Teams, Problem Solving, Total Productive Maintenance, Quick Changeover, Cellular Flow, Pull / Kanban and Value Stream Mapping.
There will also be a minimum of twenty four practical hours designed to have participants apply their training to help identify and address improvement opportunities within their organization. In addition, there will be a program review in order to prepare participants for the LEAN Enterprise Certification examination.
How many can participate?
Typically about twenty participants are involved in the full Program at a time. To maximize the roll-out of this Pilot, we would like to have a number of manufacturers consider going through the Certification together with several of their staff. We have the opportunity to work with a group of companies or individual companies to design this Program so that it most effectively meets their needs.
Who will deliver the LEAN Enterprise Certification Program?
The Dakota Manufacturing Extension Partnership (Dakota MEP) – its staff and network of approved third party service providers. This network includes access to over 800 LEAN practitioners within the MEP system. We will also seek to develop state and local partnerships to assist and support with this Program. The LEAN Enterprise Certification examination will be provided at no additional cost by Dakota MEP in partnership with SME.
For more information on LEAN Enterprise Certification, contact Dan Halverson at 701-328-5472 or email@example.com.