September, 2018 Friday
Lean Enterprise Certificate Program – Yakima, Wa. – Sept. 7 – Dec. 7, 2018
Yakima Valley College-Skills Center
Yakima, WA, 1116 S. 15th Ave. (S. 16th Ave and Prasch Ave) Yakima, Wa. 98902
Lean Enterprise Certificate Program
Sponsored by Impact Washington, Yakima County Development Association and Yakima Valley College.
September 7th and 20th, October 5th and 19th, November 2nd and 16th and December 7th.
(See below for locations by date)
Yakima Valley Skills Center
1116 S. 15th Ave.
(S. 16th Ave and Prasch Ave)
Yakima, Wa. 98902
Yakima County Development Association
10 North 9th St.
Yakima, Wa. 98901
Develop Internal Lean Champions!
Companies that realize sustained success implementing Lean know that developing their employees’ capabilities to lead continuous improvement efforts is key to that success. This Lean Enterprise Certificate Program arms participants with a demonstrated understanding of the Lean Body of Knowledge, and provides them hands on practice applying Lean tools and strategies.
Benefits to an Organization:
- Development of Internal Lean Champions
- Enables employee involvement in sustained continuous improvement
- Helps an organization build a Lean Transformation
- 7 days of instruction over 14 weeks including the Impact Washington Lean Champions exam.
- Provides Lean training and experience to those individuals who then can play the roles of “Lean Champions” for their organizations with a curriculum comprised of 32 hours of classroom and 24 hours of project application. Participants earn a certificate of completion.
- The training will be combined with tours of local companies employing best practices in order to demonstrate and visualize Lean techniques in practice.
- Participants receive and must read the following texts: Gemba Kaizen by Masaaki Imai, Lean Production Simplified by Pascal Dennis (or, for Spanish LECP, Lean Manufacturing, Paso a Paso by Luis Socconini), Lean Lexicon by Chet Marchwinski & John Shook, Learning to See by Mike Rother and John Shook and Toyota Kata by Mike Rother. In addition, instructional manuals that reflect the classroom presentations will be provided.
- A three-hour test based on the instructional material and the required texts is administered at the end of the program where participants demonstrate understanding of the Lean Body of Knowledge.
Each Lean Enterprise Certificate Program (LECP) participant will:
- Have demonstrated knowledge of the Lean Body of Knowledge
- Apply their learning to their organization with a practicum project
- Go back to their organization equipped to help champion continuous improvement
LECP certified students are those who have successfully met the LECP requirements of reading the prescribed books, completing 5 days of theory and simulation training, performing a minimum of 24 hours of work on an internal Lean project, and successfully completing IW Lean Champion test.
Day 1 – September 7th class held at Yakima Valley Skills Center
Introduction to Lean Manufacturing (Lean 101). This consists of an introductory seminar combining the theory of LEAN Manufacturing with a live simulation that incorporates and applies the theory.
Day 2 – September 21st class held at Yakima County Development Association
Introduction to the Theory of Value Stream Mapping, Workplace Organization and Standardization, 5-S and Cellular Flow, Lean Applied in Office Environments.
Day 3 – October 5th class held at Yakima County Development Association
Set-Up Reduction/Quick Changeover, Pull/Kanban and Total
Production Maintenance, Lean Champion Development, Kaizen Events.
Day 4 & 5 – October 19th and November 2nd class held at Yakima County Development Association
Problem Solving, Process Design, Quality, Productivity & Delivery Measures Product Development and Leadership & High Performing Teams. The Daily Improvement “Kata” Discipline is incorporated into the training.
Day 6 – November 16th class held at Yakima County Development Association
Practicum: In addition to the presentation of the Theory of Lean, students will be assigned to work with a team on a practical application of a key component of Lean Transformation. Students will present their projects.
Day 7 – December 7th class held at Yakima Valley Skills Center
Short review, Q&A and the IW Lean Champions Exam.
Company Tours & Exam Preparation are interspersed among the days of instruction outlined above. In order to demonstrate and visualize lean techniques in practice, the class will tour local companies to learn from companies working to employ best practices and to help students identify opportunities to eliminate waste and improve process efficiencies..
$1995 per participant inclusive of texts, manuals, and exam. Lunch provided. Classes are to be held 1 day every other week. First class is Septemer 7, 2018 in Yakima.