Lean Manager Certification Program (LMAC)

Fully accredited certification for lean managers and lean leaders since 2001.

A unique educational opportunity offered jointly by Productivity Inc. and the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University.



Spring 2016
Columbus, OH

Week 1: March 7-11
Week 2: April 4-8
Week 3: May 2-6
Week 4: June 13-16


Spring 2016
Columbus, OH

Week 1: March 14-18
Week 2: April 11-15
Week 3: May 16-20
Week 4: June 13-16


Fall 2016
Columbus, OH

Week 1: Sept 12-16
Week 2: Oct 10-14
Week 3: Nov 14-18
Week 4: Dec 12- 15



Program Description

Designed for mid- and top-level executives who want to develop the skills needed to drive lean transformation, this highly interactive, fully accredited program teaches lean principles and tools in a carefully arranged sequence. Expert trainers and educators combine classroom learning with simulations, group exercises, targeted discussion sessions, and shopfloor application exercises to transform theory into practice.

Over four non-consecutive weeks, attendees participate in a series of learning modules focused on the four phases of lean implementation: Plan, Pilot, Deploy, and Integrate. Between session weeks on the campus of The Ohio State University, participants must implement lean projects at their own companies and present results during the next session week.


Program Objectives

LMAC graduates will gain overall knowledge of how to lead a lean transformation, strategically and tactically, and will be able to:

  • Perform an organizational assessment and establish baseline metrics
  • Create a detailed deployment plan based on analysis of the current state
  • Act as a principal change agent
  • Lead and direct site teams to deploy lean methodologies across their facility
  • Mentor and coach project leaders, area managers, and supervisors on tools and methods
  • Coach and mentor suppliers' change agents on addressing critical quality and delivery problems
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Qualification Requirements

To qualify, all participants must have a management sponsor, who will attest to the results achieved in the assignments completed back in their own facilities. Participants must be affiliated with a manufacturing or service organization actively pursuing process improvement techniques.

Participants who successfully complete the four-week training and mentoring program, pass the certification exam, and demonstrate successful implementation in their own facility are certified by Productivity Inc. and the Fisher College of Business as Lean Managers and earn 16 CEUs.


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