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Lean Manufacturing Level One Certification – Williamsport

September 15 @ 8:00 am - 4:30 pm


Lean Manufacturing Level One Certification is a comprehensive series of workshops that introduces Lean principles. Participants learn to distinguish value-added from non-value added activities to eliminate costly waste. A great starting point for an individual’s and company’s Continuous Improvement journey, the Level One Certification is a pragmatic, hit-the-ground-running, hands-on approach that applies acquired workshop knowledge to the workplace.

Each candidate will learn how to discover improvement opportunities within their company and how to capitalize on them in a team-based format to create real value through reduced costs, increased cash flow and improved customer satisfaction.

Upon completion the graduate will be able to:

  • Understand how to recognize and eliminate waste through the cycle of PLAN-DO-CHECK-ACT
  • Know how to determine value added, non-valued added and necessary non-value added activities
  • Identify the value stream, how it’s mapped and how to identify the areas that require improvement
  • Develop a road map and an implementation plan
  • Understand and apply lean tools such as value stream mapping, workplace organization, change management, teaming and kaizen methodology
  • Turn data into actionable information in order to quantify problems and prioritize countermeasures
  • Understand “KATA” methodology and how to use a structured approach to coaching that drives continuous improvement thinking and acting down to the contributor level

Benefits of Lean Manufacturing Level One Lean Certification:

  • Participants apply learning to an actual Continuous Improvement project at their company
    • Each student will develop components of an A3 including:
      • Developing a Problem Statement
      • Defining Current Condition
      • Setting a Target Condition
      • Applying Root Cause Analysis
    • “Learning to see” – participants will be able to identify and see the non-value added activities (waste) at their companies and help with developing solutions to minimize or eliminate these activities
  • Build essential skills related to job instructions, job relations and job methods
  • Work with a Learning Partner for Continuous Improvement
  • Participate in a Plant Tour to see the application of Lean best practices
  • Network and Learn from Peers

Schedule of Sessions:

  • A3 Thinking and Value Stream Mapping (VSM) – September 15
  • Root Cause Analysis & Standard Work – October 6
  • Effective Communication & KATA Principles – October 20
  • Plant Tour & Coaching – October 27
  • Teams & SMED – November 10
  • Leading Change & Coaching – December 8
  • Capstone – January 5
  • Final Project Presentations – January 19

Taught by Lean Master Jeff Kopenitz

Fall 2022 Wmspt Lean Level One Certification Flyer

A light breakfast and lunch will be provided.  This training qualifies for WEDnetPA funding as Essential Skills Training with the full registration fee reimbursable for qualified participants.

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September 15
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
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