Lean Practitioner Certificate

In Kent State’s Lean Practitioner Certificate, participants will gain the skills necessary to make significant process improvements. You will learn to identify waste in your processes, as well as utilize the tools and techniques needed to eliminate them. This intensive five-day program uses a combination of practical examples and hands-on simulations to ensure that you not only learn, but also master the concepts needed to make a Lean transformation.

Topics include:    

  • Fundamental Concepts of Lean Kaizen
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • A3 Thinking and Problem Solving
  • 5S+/Visual Workplace
  • Mistake Proofing
  • Standardized Work and Continuous Flow
  • Quick Changeover
  • Heijunka (Level Loading)

We can tailor this program and deliver it on-site for your employees and leaders.

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Thomas Putnam Thomas Putnam

Tom Putnam has more than 30 years of professional experience. His work assignments have been in many diverse areas including tooling design, process engineering, business economics, maintenance systems, quality systems, quality planning, supplier quality and continuous improvement, incorporating Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma methodologies.


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"I took a lot from this class and really feel confident in implementing the plans."

Adrian Burkett, Production Supervisor, Associated Materials