Public Educational Events
Productivity Inc. hosts open-enrollment educational events in Lean and Total Productive Maintenance; including certificate and certification programs, kaizen events and workshops. Lean and TPM are all about continuous learning. Explore the links below to learn more about these open-enrollment educational programs.
The Four Cornerstones of Transformation
A Consultant-Led Virtual Event – November 9-12, 2021
Forward-thinking leaders have the resolve to foster Lean Thinking in mindsets, processes, customer relationships, project management – to keep their enterprises in motion.
A live 6-hour virtual seminar – November 9 – 10:30am-5:30pm EDT
Regrouping and refocusing your organization now, to concentrate on the vital few -- those things that will make a real difference to your organization’s performance -- seems a prudent thing to do. But how do you take all of the things there are to do, distill them down to the critical few and then defuse them throughout the entire organization? Through Hoshin Kanri.Read more
A live 6-hour virtual seminar – November 10 - 10:30am-5:30pm EDT
Ensuring sustainment through organization-wide operational governance.
A daily management system is a set of standard practices that keep improvement efforts on track and moving forward. DMS is the missing link in many operational excellence initiatives and the key to long-term sustainment by providing a structured way for leaders-at-all-levels to engage and provide direct, in-the-workplace, management and teaching routines.
A live 6-hour virtual seminar - Dates coming soon... – 10:30am-5:30pm Eastern time
Applying Lean methods and mindsets to your lab operations will speed throughput, expand capacity, improve customer service, reinforce expertise, and provide a better working environment for associates. Turning your quality control and R&D labs into a strategic advantage for your organization.Read more
January 31st - February 4th – A 5-day Lean Certificate Program
In this live virtual event, learn how Lean techniques coupled with a Lean mindset speed throughput, eliminate quality issues, increase workplace satisfaction and improve customer service. The result: a 50 to 90% performance improvement plus an energized, visual laboratory workplace.
Week 1: March 7-11 / Week 2: April 4-8 / Week 3: May 2-6 / Week 4: June 6-9
The Lean Manager Certification program develops the knowledge, capabilities, and confidence to improve your organization through the application of Lean techniques. This fully-accredited certification is jointly offered by Productivity Inc. and The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business, educating Lean managers and Lean leaders since 2001.Read more
Spring 2022 - Week 1: March 28-April 1 / Week 2: April 25-29 / Week 3: May 23-27
This program develops resources capable of leading/managing a Lean transformation in your service or administrative environment and is designed for senior and middle managers looking to drive waste from their processes to boost enterprise-wide performance and improve customer service. This is a fully-accredited certification designed specifically for administrative and service industry professionals.Read more
Check back for dates – A 4-day program
A hands-on training featuring an interactive look inside an actual 3P project with the team members that did the work. Created to teach a process for rapidly designing (or redesigning) product and production processes to ensure capability and build in quality, reliability, and flow-takt-pull. Designed for managers of engineering, product, development, and manufacturing looking for radical improvement in design of lean supply chains, facilities, value streams, right-sized equipment, processes, products and services.Read more
April 25 - 29 – A 5-day fully-accredited program
Provides an understanding of the core techniques for improving manufacturing performance and equipment reliability. Designed for maintenance and production resources seeking a solid understanding of the fundamental techniques for improving the maintenance process. Fully accredited certification for TPM managers and reliability leaders since 2010.Read more
Check back for dates! – a 3 ½ day hands on learning event
This event teaches the 7-steps of Autonomous Maintenance and demonstrates the process for conducting AM steps 1-3 in your facility. Designed for production, maintenance and engineering managers, supervisors, team leaders and process owners interested in improving equipment and process reliability and safety.Read more