Operational Excellence
Lean Manager Certification Program

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 Information

WHO: Middle and top-level executives at any company who seek the essential knowledge necessary to drive Lean throughout their entire organization.
LOCATION: Fisher College of Business, Pfahl Hall
DATES:

Fall Session 2022
Week 1: October 10-14, 2022
Week 2: November 7-11, 2022
Week 3: December 5-9, 2022
Week 4: January 16-19, 2023

Spring Session 2023
Week 1: March 6-10, 2023
Week 2: April 10-14, 2023
Week 3: May 8-12, 2023
Week 4: June 5-8, 2023

COST: $20,000
*Group and other discounts may apply. Call to see if you qualify
PREREQUISITES: Each participant must have a corporate sponsor to attest to the participant’s qualification and to the results achieved through the homework assignments.
CECS: 16 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
160 CPE (Ohio CPA)
REGISTER:

Register - Fall 2022

Register - Spring 2023

Download Fall 2022 Brochure

Download Spring 2023 Brochure 

Faculty:

Fisher College of Business

  • Jurriaan de Jong - Faculty Liaison, Senior Lecturer, Operations and Business Analytics Department
  • Cynthia Turner – Assistant Dean and Chief Diversity Officer, EY Faculty Fellow
  • Mi Kyong Newsom - Clinical Assistant Professor, Lean Six Sigma Academic Director, Operations and Business Analytics Department

Productivity, Inc.

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
Contact

For information or questions regarding registration, please contact Abbey Christian at christian.276@osu.edu or 614-292-1029.

If you'd like to discuss your educational options and need assistance in determining the best fit for you, please contact Stephanie Medors at Medors.15@osu.edu or at 614-292-7553.