Lean Certificate Series

Identify company-wide improvement opportunities
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Our high-impact Lean Certificate 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. MOC experts in lean manufacturing come to the classroom to deliver targeted training with real-world application.

MOC's expertise and hands-on experience working with manufacturers around WI 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.

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

“ UW-Stout MOC lean training provides great value. ”
~ Curtis Carlson Schaffer Manufacturing
What Your Company Will Gain?
  1. Dramatically shrink lead times by up to 90%

  2. Identify company-wide improvement opportunities

  3. Reduce work in process by 90%

  4. Reduce set-up time

  5. Save turnover expenses

  6. Reduce water consumption by 46%

  7. Increase OEE (overall equipment effectiveness) by 45%

  8. Increase customer satisfaction and improve relationships

  9. Increase profits and growth

  10. Experience continued success (rather than single project success)

Obtaining Your Lean Certificate

To earn a UW-Stout Lean Certificate, individuals must first understand the cornerstone principles of lean by completing five full-day 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 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 earn a lean Certificate 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.

“ Great class. Materials were well organized and informational. ”
~ Jim Fritz Sub-Zero/Wolf Appliance