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    Training and Certification

    Lean is a continuous
    learning process.

    Leaders, Managers, Lean Managers, Supervisors, Operators, Employees…

    Productivity offers a wide range of training and educational events to create transformation capabilities.


    Public Educational Events

    Productivity hosts open-enrollment educational events in Lean and TPM, including certificate and certification programs held at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business, trainings, kaizen events and workshops.
    Certification Programs
    Learning Programs

          Download our 2021 Public Educational Events Catalog!

    On-Site Training

    Let us come to you! On-Site Training curricula are custom-designed to meet a wide array of educational needs, from shop-floor and front-line operator/employee training to executive education programs. Programs can be customized to suit manufacturing, service, and healthcare environments.
    Practitioner Skills Development Programs
    Customized Training Programs
    Customized Certification and Certificate Programs

          Download our On-Site Training and Skill Development Catalog!

    Public Educational Events Highlights

     title= Manufacturing industry

    Lean Manager Certification – Spring 2021 – Columbus, OH

    Week 1: March 8-12 / Week 2: April 5-9 / Week 3: May 3-7 / Week 4: June 7-10

    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.

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    Lean Leadership title= Leadership Development

    Lean Leadership – The Four Dimensions of Transformation

    4-day Consultant-Led Virtual event – April 20-23, 2021

    Building a Lean enterprise requires a shared vision and an understanding that everything must change -- mindsets, processes, work, customer relationships -- in order to generate and sustain short and long-term growth in a continuously evolving environment.

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    Maintenance Miracle – An Autonomous Maintenance Kaizen Event – Spring 2021

    May 18-21, 2021 – 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.

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    Banner - Lean Laboratory Training Event title= Service industry Manufacturing industry

    Lean in Laboratories – Spring 2021 – Columbus, OH

    Spring 2021 Check back for dates... – A 5-day Lean Certificate Program

    Click here if you would like to be contacted when the dates are set for this event.

    Learn how the Lean fundamentals and a Lean mindset apply to reduce lead time, eliminate quality issues and expedite the batch release process. The result: a 50 to 90% performance improvement plus an energized Visual Laboratory workplace.

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    LMAC Service Teaser title= Service industry

    Lean Management Certification for Administration and Service Industries – Columbus, OH

    Week 1: May 10-14 / Week 2: June 7-11 / Week 3: July 12-15

    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.

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     title= Manufacturing industry

    Total Productive Maintenance Manager Certification – Fall 2021 – Columbus, OH

    Week 1: Sept. 20-24 / Week 2: Oct. 18-22 / Week 3: Nov. 15-19 / Week 4: Dec. 13-16

    Created to develop resources capable of leading/managing a dynamic maintenance management and equipment improvement process using Total Productive Maintenance. Fully accredited certification for TPM managers and reliability leaders since 2010.

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