Fisher College of Business

Lean Manager Certification Program

Available dates

Mar 9—Jun 4, 2020
19 daysModules info
Columbus, Ohio, United States
USD 20000
USD 1052 per day

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About the course

Productivity Inc. and Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University are offering a program unlike any other. It is called the Lean Manager Certification Program (LMAC). It’s designed for middle and top-level executives at any company who seek the essential knowledge necessary to drive Lean throughout their entire organization.

This highly interactive and fully accredited program teaches a carefully sequenced arrangement of Lean concepts and tools.

Over four non-consecutive weeks, each participant will experience a series of learning modules focusing on the four key phases of Lean implementation: Plan, Pilot, Deploy and Integrate. In between the weeks of training, students need to apply the methods that they have learned in operations at their own companies and present their results to the class.

It is required that each participant in the program have a corporate sponsor to attest to the participant´s qualification for the program and to the results achieved through the homework assignments.

Participants who successfully complete the four-week training and mentoring program, pass the two-hour certification exam and demonstrate successful implementation in their own facility are then certified by Productivity Inc. and Fisher College of Business as Lean Managers.

Program participants will:

  • Lead an organizational Lean implementation
  • Create a detailed deployment plan based on baseline analysis
  • Perform as a principal change agent
  • Lead site teams to deploy plant-wide Lean methodologies
  • Mentor project leaders, area managers and supervisors

Who should attend

Middle and top-level executives at any company who seek the essential knowledge necessary to drive Lean throughout their entire organization.

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Peter Ward

Peter Ward is Senior Associate Dean at Ohio State University's Max M. Fisher College of Business, located in Columbus, Ohio, USA. Peter is also Professor of Operations Management and holds the Richard M. Ross Chair in Management at Fisher College. Peter participates frequently in executive educa...

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Prakash Mulchandani

With over 30 years of experience in industry, Mr. Mulchandani brings extensive knowledge towards teaching in the business curriculum. Joining Rockwell International soon after obtaining his MBA, Mr. Mulchandani had assignments in several functional areas of the company, including Finance, Account...

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Jim Vatalaro

James is a business consultant, educator and author with Productivity Inc., a leading international consulting and training firm that specializes in delivering topline growth and bottomline improvement solutions throughout the Global 1000. Mr. Vatalaro has over 25 years of experience in building ...

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Ellis New

Ellis New is a Senior Management Consultant Business Practice Leader with Productivity Inc., a leading international consulting and training firm that specializes in delivering topline growth and bottomline improvement solutions throughout the Global 1000. Mr. New has over 20 years of experience ...

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Michael Kuta

Michael Kuta is a Partner with Productivity Inc., a leading international consulting and training firm delivering Business Process Improvement implementation strategies, tactics, and tools throughout the Global 1000. He has over 30 years experience in planning, implementing and managing value add...

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Paul McGrath

Paul McGrath is an Associate Professor based in the Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business. He lectures in the areas of Organizational Behaviour, Organizational Theory and Change Management i. He has held a visiting teaching position in the Department of Management at the University of Melbo...

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