Certified Lean Training at UB's TCIE Will Help Businesses Cut Costs, Improve Quality

Release Date: August 19, 2009 This content is archived.


BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Business professionals striving to save money and reduce waste in their companies may register for the Certified Lean Professional training offered this fall by the University at Buffalo's Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE).

Lean manufacturing techniques help businesses streamline their operations by identifying and eliminating inefficient, unnecessary processes.

The 30-hour course runs from 6-9 p.m. on Sept. 21 and 28; Oct. 5, 19 and 26; Nov. 2, 9, 16 and 30; and Dec. 7, and costs $1,095 per employee. Classes take place in the UB Technology Incubator, 1576 Sweet Home Rd. in Amherst.

The registration deadline is Sept. 4.

The course introduces participants to the Lean methodology and shows them how to save money and reduce waste by improving on-time delivery, decreasing cycle time and increasing product quality.

Participants will be required to use Lean skills to complete projects designed to improve processes at their businesses and to pass a certification exam.

The training will be conducted by Julie Stiles, a TCIE facilitator with more than 15 years of financial, operations, general management and consulting experience in industrial, financial and service environments.

For more information and to register, go to http://www.tcie.buffalo.edu/services/clp.htm, or call 636-2568 or email klynch4@buffalo.edu.

During the past five years, TCIE's Lean initiatives have assisted approximately 250 businesses in the Buffalo Niagara region by boosting the skill sets of Western New York employees.

TCIE provides a dynamic link between UB's expert resources and the region's business community. A program of the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, TCIE fosters partnerships and manages projects as diverse as the region's businesses. TCIE also is a premier provider of Lean Six Sigma training and mentoring. For more information on how TCIE can assist Western New York businesses, please go to http://www.tcie.buffalo.edu.

The University at Buffalo is a premier research-intensive public university, a flagship institution in the State University of New York system and its largest and most comprehensive campus. UB's more than 28,000 students pursue their academic interests through more than 300 undergraduate, graduate and professional degree programs. Founded in 1846, the University at Buffalo is a member of the Association of American Universities.

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