Lean Tools & Essentials Certification

This course provides the essential tools needed to enable practitioners to implement Continuous Improvement processes at their companies.

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Lean Manufacturing Tools & Essentials Training Overview

Why Lean Tools & Essentials Certification?

This course concentrates on the specific tools needed to improve processes. This unique approach allows participants to develop the necessary skills in a significantly reduced amount of time and financial investment.

During the course, each participant will complete a project unique to their company to solve a business improvement problem. Beyond the specific project, the course enables participants to take the tools learned to become effective change agents. This class also encourages interaction with other learners to share ideas for improvements across different companies and industries.

Who Should Take This Course

Lean Tools & Essentials is ideal for manufacturing, quality, engineering, or office employees who will be the hands-on practitioners of Lean. It is highly encouraged that when deciding who to send to this class, you draw from a pool of front office and shop floor personnel.

Ways to Take This Course

In Person Training • On-Demand Training

What You’ll Learn

This session covers:

  • A3 problem-solving framework
  • Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) cycle
  • Scientific thinking
  • Characteristics of highly-performing teams

This session covers:

  • The importance of the Value Stream Mapping Process in terms of
    • Identifying your current conditions
    • Current bottlenecks
    • Waste and inefficiencies
  • How to develop a future-state map

This session covers how to:

  • Deconstruct complex problems
  • Identify root causes vs symptoms in our processes
  • Develop corrective actions to resolve root causes

This session covers:

  • The importance of quick changeovers
  • The importance of the foundational 5S process to drive organizational improvements

The DVIRC Difference

Using our unique learn and apply method, attendees will have the ability to practice these tools in a guided, simulated environment. They will even experience how Lean principles are applied in a simulated production environment, equipping them with the fundamentals of Lean thinking…and doing. The course is taught by a Lean expert who devotes individual coaching time to each student and his/her project.

Benefits of Lean Tools & Essentials Certification

On average, each project can yield up to $50,000 in cost savings!

  • Gain an understanding of Lean tools, and their advantages and applications
  • Understand how to recognize and eliminate waste through the PLAN-DO-CHECK-ACT (PDCA) cycle
  • Determine key activity categories: value added, non-valued-added, and necessary non-value-added
  • Identify and map the value stream, pinpointing areas that require improvement
  • Turn data into actionable information to quantify problems and prioritize countermeasures
  • Apply what they learn to an actual Continuous Improvement project at their facility to develop solutions to eliminate waste
  • Build essential skills related to job instructions, relations, and methods
  • Network and learn from peers

Meet Your Instructor

Nico de Sousa Serro - Lean/Continuous Improvement Content Expert

Nico de Sousa Serro

Lean/Continuous Improvement Content Expert

Nico de Sousa Serro is the Lean/Continuous Improvement content expert at DVIRC. He is responsible for facilitating organizational continuous improvement efforts, implementation of Lean methodologies, and creating Lean/CI content. This involves developing on-site collaborative solutions and training, as well as conducting training and education courses held at DVIRC.

Featured Reviews from Lean Manufacturing Tools & Essentials Training Participants

“The training and stewardship provided by DVIRC over the years is nothing short of transformational for our company. The type of service delivered has helped prepared our company for sustainable growth. Thank you, Team DVIRC.”

Bob Rosania

CEO, Ehmke Manufacturing Co, Inc.

“This course was a great introduction to the fundamental concepts and tools of LEAN. I took this course to become a more efficient thinker, but also came away with tools to become a more efficient communicator.”

5/5 Stars

Edward Kang

ERP Specialist, Nicomatic

“If you're considering taking a Lean course with the DVIRC, you can't go wrong. It's definitely the right place to take the course. You will be impressed.”

5/5 Stars

Tim Fallon

Quality Control Supervisor, Polysciences

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Cancellation Policy

Cancellations received up to 5 business days prior to class start date will not be charged the training fee, or will be refunded if payment has already been submitted. Cancellations 1-3 business days prior to class will be charged the training fee. As a courtesy, we will allow you to apply 50% of your payment towards a future training course within one year of the cancellation date. No refund will be provided for same-day cancellations and no-shows; customer is responsible for full payment without future training credit. Registrant substitutions may be made at any time. Cancellations must be submitted via email to jenoch@dvirc.org or by phone at 215-552-3827.

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