Certified Lean Professional (CLP33)

This course prepares participants to implement tools of the waste-minimizing Lean methodology, resulting in cost reduction, increased customer satisfaction, cycle-time reduction and standardized high quality.

Specific Lean tools covered include:

  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Work Place Organization
  • Visual Control
  • 5-S
  • Flow
  • Mistake Proofing/Error Proofing/Poke Yoke
  • Set-up Reduction/Single Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED)
  • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
  • Standardized Work
  • Kanban/Pull Systems and Employee Empowerment

All sessions are packed with a mix of theory and practice. The course encompasses a Kaizen simulation, problem solving, project charters, change management and team leadership skills. Candidates hear real examples of challenges faced during Lean implementation. They learn about the importance of using metrics to measure improvements.

The final session includes a complete program review and project progress report-out.

Certification requires passing a final exam and completing a successful Lean project at the candidate’s place of work or a qualified host company/organization (candidate must secure arrangements). Successful projects require access to relevant personnel and data.

Hours: 33.5

* Note: A CLP Plus version includes an additional four hours of one-on-one coaching. Our experience indicates that project success correlates with the level of internal expertise and support. Extra hours are invaluable to candidates who may lack internal support and/or guidance within their organizations. Coaching may take place at your location or another venue.

Learning Outcomes

  • Grasp the concept of value added and non-valued added activities
  • Recognize the eight types of waste within an organization
  • Become effective Lean leaders within an organization, equipped with the Lean tools and concepts to help eliminate waste, improve on-time delivery and boost product quality

Intended Audience

Highly motivated individuals serving in a range of positions at any type of organization, from shop-floor employees to executives

Prerequisites

  • Identification of an improvement project before first class
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint

Course Schedule

September 26 - February 11

6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

UB Baird Research Park

  • Class dates: September 26, October 3, October 10, October 17, October 24, October 29, November 7, November 14, November 21, December 5, December 12
  • Project review sessions: February 4 and February 11 (each participant has one 30-minute, one-on-one project review session with the instructor on one of the two dates)
  • Exam date: December 19
  • Project due date: March 27

Instructor Bio: Julie Stiles, CLP

As a Certified Lean Professional and activity-based cost management expert, Julie helps all types of organizations improve their business performance and profitability. She does so through a variety of means: diagnosing and solving problems, guiding leaders toward specifying and quantifying previously unstated goals and objectives, cultivating the identification of priorities and related metrics, and inspiring clients to see their work with a fresh perspective. Julie’s agility and flexible approach enables her to apply business concepts in a creative way that meets unique customer needs. 

COURSE CLOSED!

Another session may be scheduled if there is enough demand. Contact Mariah Glass at mariahgl@buffalo.edu 
if interested.

COURSE CLOSED!

Another session may be scheduled if there is enough demand. Contact Mariah Glass at mariahgl@buffalo.edu 
if interested.

Cost

  • CLP: $1,295, early bird until August 28 
  • CLP Plus: $1,895, early bird until August 28 

Registration

To register for this course, the fields below must be filled in before proceeding to payment. If you would like an additional four hours of one-on-one coaching, check the CLP Plus box below.