Lean Tool Awareness Certificate

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The lean philosophy is based on the need for the educational development of all individuals within an organization.

Develop the lean skills you need to succeed. A unique educational opportunity offered jointly by:
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Program Description

Productivity Inc. and The Ohio State University's Fisher College of Business join together to offer the Lean Tool Awareness Certificate Program (LTAC). Learn how to implement lean and enhance positive change in your company through this unique program, taught by the leaders in lean education.

In this intensive one-week, fully accredited program on the campus of The Ohio State University, you will learn how and where to start on your lean journey. Experienced lean practitioners and educators transfer the fundamentals of lean knowledge through a combination of classroom lecture, group activities, and simulations.

Upon completion of this eight-module program, you will be awarded the Lean Tool Awareness Certificate by Productivity Inc. and The Ohio State University. Graduates of the LTAC Program earn 4 CEUs.



Program Objectives

Participants in this event will…

  • learn a systemic approach to Lean implementation
  • gain an understanding of key concepts of Lean and how to apply them
  • discover the importance of creating standards
  • differentiate yourself in a market filled with skilled professionals



Program Curriculum

8am - 5pm

Visual Workplace
Learn the principles and techniques of 5S and how to establish visual management systems that improve workplace communication and adherence to standards.

8am - 5pm

Strategic Planning and Policy Deployment
Explore hoshin kanri, or policy deployment – a proven business planning, deployment, and renewal process that incorporates strategic priorities in daily work throughout your organization...and gets everyone aligned in the lean transformation process.

Standard Work
Guided by a classroom simulation, you will learn and use lean's cornerstone method, standard work, to define best practices and then standardize, document, and sustain them.

8am - 5pm

Value Stream Management
Learn how to plot your lean strategy in this interactive module that teaches value stream mapping step-by-step. Covers how to create current state and future state maps and analyze the results to guide lean implementation.

8am - 5pm

Total Productive Maintenance / OEE
Grasp the basics of the eight pillars of TPM, and how this strategy for involving everyone in managing equipment and assets fits into a lean initiative. You will also explore the application of the Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) metric through an interactive business case study.

Achieving Quick Changeover
Through lecture, group exercises, and simulation, learn how to reduce changeover time dramatically, increase inventory turns, and gain flexibility in your operations while increasing your ability to react to customer demands and market pressures.

This module demonstrates essential methods to prevent and control errors and defects and the conditions that cause them.

8am - 12pm

Team-Based Problem Solving (CEDAC ®)
Learn and practice a simple problem-solving methodology that will equip you and your team members to identify the root causes of problems and generate effective solutions using improvement tools.



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Price: $3,015.00

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The Blackwell

Accommodations: A block of rooms is being held for Productivity Inc. LTAC attendees at The Blackwell Hotel on The Ohio State University campus. Address: 2110 Tuttle Park Place, Columbus, Ohio 43210.

Productivity Inc. attendees receive a reduced rate of $139.00 per night, single or double occupancy. Rate includes hot buffet breakfast. Please call 614.247.4000 or toll-free 866.247.4003 for reservations, and identify yourself as a Productivity Inc. LTAC program attendee. The special rate will be available until four weeks prior to the event; after this date the hotel cannot guarantee availability.

For more information on The Blackwell Hotel, please visit www.theblackwell.com. The hotel is approximately 8 miles from the Columbus International Airport.

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Cancellation policy: Prior to the start of the session, registrations may be transferred to a colleague without charge. To be considered for a refund, we must receive notification of cancellation in writing no later than 21 business days prior to the event. Cancellations received within 21 business days are subject to the full registration fee; money will be held on account for up to one year for use at a future workshop or conference. If no notification of cancellation is provided, registration fees will be forfeited. There is a $200 processing fee for all cancellations. No refunds or credits will be issued once a session is underway. On rare occasions, circumstances may make it necessary to cancel or postpone an event. We encourage attendees to book refundable/reusable airline tickets. We will not be responsible for incidental costs incurred by registrants.

By registering for this event, the registrant hereby acknowledges and agrees that any photographs or videos taken during the event may be used in marketing efforts, including but not limited to news and promotions (web/print) without compensation to the registrant.

Note: All registrant applications will be evaluated for acceptance into the program. Consultants and university faculty may not be permitted to attend this event.

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