Advanced Manufacturing (Lean) Practitioner II Certificate

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Learn why Lean makes work rewarding and at the same time profitable and enduring. Upon successful completion each attendee receives a Purdue University Advanced Manufacturing Lean Practitioner II Certificate. This certificate is based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s (NIST) prescribed tools and training methods, a widely accepted national standard in workforce development, and is offered in Indiana only through Purdue University.

To earn your Advanced Manufacturing (Lean) Practitioner II certificate, please register for the series at $1,475 which includes all 5 workshop dates. You may also register for the individual workshop dates at $295 per day. Contact if you are interested in registering for individual workshop dates.

Areas of focus include:

Day 1: Cellular Flow Manufacturing (8 hrs)
Discover how to link and balance operations to reduce lead times, minimize WIP, optimize floor space usage and improve productivity using a five-step process for designing and implementing work cells.

Day 2: Pull/Kanban Systems (8 hrs)
Control resources in a production process by replacing only what has been consumed. Applies principles of Pull System/Kanban in a life-like simulation and demonstrates how principles can be applied to a variety of situations.

Day 3: Problem Solving Using PDCA, A3, and Root Cause Analysis (8 hrs)
In this course, participants will learn about the Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) problem solving method. In addition, participants will learn about problem solving tools and activities, including A3, root cause analysis, process mapping, cause and effect diagrams, and others. Using a variety of real-world scenarios and hands-on activities, participants will practice implementing problem-solving methods and tools.

Day 4: Standard Work (4 hrs) & Error Proofing (4 hrs)
Standard Work: Provides you with the information and practice you need to participate in implementing standardization and standard work in your workplace. This workshop presents an approach to implementing standardization and standard work methods designed to eliminate waste from production processes. The methods and goals discussed in this workshop are closely related to the lean manufacturing system.
Error Proofing: Using simple, usually low-cost devices, fixtures, and procedures to reduce/eliminate errors. Stops errors before defective parts are created. Frees up the need for human vigilance and memory.

Day 5: Kaizen Event Facilitation( 8 hrs)
Kaizen means “continuous improvement.” This continuous improvement methodology combines Lean Manufacturing Tools such as the 5Ss of Workplace Organization and Standardization, Cells, Pull/Kanban, Set-up Reduction, and Line Balancing. Each tool incorporates team empowerment, brainstorming, and problem solving to rapidly make improvements to a specific product or portions of work processes.

Credits: Workshop qualifies for 4.0 CEUs (continuing education units) through Purdue University. There is a $15 processing fee to obtain your CEU transcript record. If you are interested in obtaining CEUs, you can prepay at registration or request an application form at the end of the session. Workshop also qualifies for 40 PDHs (professional development hours) through the Indiana State Board of Registration for Professional Engineers. You will be given a Certificate of Attendance to submit to the Board for these credits.

Appropriate For

Manufacturing personnel, including technicians, engineers, and managers

You Will Learn

Learn the principles and techniques of Advanced Manufacturing and earn your (Lean) Practitioner II Certificate.


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