Lean Certification Series

2017 Lean Certification Series Dates Coming Soon!

Dates: March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4 and May 23, 2017
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Location: Menomonie, WI

Targeted Training

Our high-impact Lean Certification training is offered through a partnership with the UW-Stout Manufacturing Outreach Center (MOC), headquartered at the University of Wisconsin-Stout and Chippewa Valley Technical College. UW-Stout MOC experts in Lean manufacturing come to the classroom to deliver targeted training with real-world application.
Their expertise and hands-on experience working with manufacturers around the state will provide you with answers and solutions that you can immediately put into practice. On the shop floor and in office environments Lean manufacturing is changing businesses around the world through techniques that translate directly into bottom line profits. It is not uncommon for manufacturers to save $10,000 to $100,000 or more by implementing simple Lean manufacturing techniques.

Registration Fee


Who Should Attend

The Lean Certification Series is designed for individuals charged with leading the implementation of Lean within their organization, resident experts or those advancing within the organization.

What Your Company Will Gain

Lean implementation at your company will have a dramatic impact on your top and bottom line. Some of the gains your company may experience:

  • Dramatically shrink lead times by up to 90%
  • Identify company-wide improvement opportunities
  • Reduce work in process by 90%
  • Reduce set-up time
  • Save turnover expenses
  • Reduce water consumption by 46%
  • Increase OEE (overall equipment effectiveness) by 45%
  • Increase customer satisfaction and improve relationships
  • Increase profits and growth
  • Experience continued success (rather than single project success)

Obtaining Lean Certification

To earn Lean Certification individuals must first understand the cornerstone principles of Lean by completing five full-day Lean workshops that include hands-on simulations and individual project mentoring by an UW-Stout MOC Project Manager. Following these initial sessions, mentors will help individuals coordinate an on-site Lean Certification project. In the final sixth session, each project is presented to peers and Lean experts to gain valuable feedback and insights for future Lean implementation at their business. Individuals who achieve Lean Certification have demonstrated the ability to employ applied knowledge to real-world situations and are ready to lead their company through ongoing improvements that directly affect the bottom line.

Presented by:


A center of:

 UW-Stout logo

Discovery Center

In partnership with:

 Chippeway Valley Technical College


Sub-Zero/Wolf Appliance

Great class.  Materials were well organized and informational.

~ Jim Fritz

Bishop Fixture and Millwork

Lean is forward thinking!  Lean = $ saved.  Cellular set-up saved over $30,000 on just one project!

~ Rick Osborn

Schaffer Manufacturing

UW-Stout MOC Lean training provides great value.

~ Curtis Carlson

Contact Information

Professional Education Programs and Services
221 10th Avenue E
Menomonie, WI 54751

Email: profed@uwstout.edu
Phone: 715.232.2793
Fax: 715.232.3385