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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.



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.