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Continuous Improvement: Lean and Six Sigma

Certified Lean Professional | OE-CLP001

Date: Course schedule to be announced
Course Length: 8-Days (64 hours)
Course Fee: $2,750.00


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This certification program, for professionals whose role requires mid-level expertise of Lean, begins with an introductory session and continues with specific tools. Also included is “The Kaizen Event,” which utilizes a variety of tools to implement a continual improvement project. All sessions are packed with a mix of theory and practice. Candidates will be challenged to apply the theory they have learned in practical exercises drawn from the instructor’s experience in implementing Lean, and will be exposed to the challenges faced during actual Lean implementations. They will learn about using metrics to measure improvements and how these metrics need to tie into their organization’s strategic plan. The final session will include a complete program review and project progress report-out.

Specific Lean tools covered include:

  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Work Place Organization
  • Visual Control
  • 5-S
  • Flow
  • Mistake Proofing/Error Proofing/Poke Yoke
  • Set-up Reduction/Single Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED)
  • Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)
  • Standardized Work
  • Kanban/Pull Systems and Employee Empowerment

Candidates will also be encouraged to discuss real-time situations from their workplace, as related to topics covered. Certification requires passing a final exam and completing a successful Lean project at the candidate’s place of work or a qualified host company/organization (candidate must secure arrangements). Successful projects require access to personnel, appropriate data and associated departments where the project is to be performed.


CLP Plus: Our experience indicates that project success is directly correlated with the level of internal expertise and support. As a result, we are offering a special package including the Certified Lean Professional Course with an additional four hours of one-on-one coaching with the instructor. Extra hours are invaluable to candidates who may be lacking internal support and/or guidance within their organizations. Coaching can take place onsite at your location or at another venue.

INSTRUCTOR BIO: Teresa Goodfellow

Teresa has more than 30 years of experience in operations, material management and technical sales positions with manufacturing and distribution companies supplying electronic components and assemblies, communications equipment and instrumentation for commercial, industrial and defense applications.  Teresa holds an MBA in General Management from Dowling College’s Townsend School. She was trained and certified by NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) under the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as a Lean Manufacturing trainer and implementer. In 2000 she began consulting for the Long Island Forum for Technology, working with small and mid-sized manufacturers to increase their competitiveness, productivity and profitability. Since 2004 she has managed her own corporate consulting firm, successfully training hundreds of corporate employees and facilitating the implementation of continuous improvement techniques at manufacturing and service businesses.  She has also earned status as an APICS (Association for Operations Management) Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP).  Teresa teaches at both graduate and undergraduate level as a faculty member of the College of Business since 2007. Teresa also serves as the faculty advisor for the student chapter of APICS. In addition to being an Adjunct faculty member, she is also Principal of Catalyst Consulting Corp.


In 2017, Stony Brook Center for Corporate Education (CCE) entered in to a collaborative agreement with University at Buffalo, The Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE), to offer professional development courses in Lean and Six Sigma methodologies.  CCE and TCIE were formed for the same purpose:  to increase the competitiveness of companies by strengthening performance.  Both centers operate under the umbrella of the State University of New York (SUNY) and extend education to the working adult through on-site corporate sponsored and open enrollment programs.

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