Lean Tool Awareness Certificate Program

Productivity Inc., the leader in Lean manufacturing education and The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business, one of the top business schools in the country have joined together to offer you the opportunity to develop your knowledge about Lean with the Lean Tool Awareness Certificate Program (LTAC). Now, you can gain a clear understanding of how to implement lean and enhance positive change in your company.

In this intensive one-week, fully accredited program, you will learn how and where to start on your Lean journey. Through a combination of classroom lecture, group activities and simulations the LTAC program focuses on providing the knowledge base needed to understand and take part in Lean transformation efforts in your organization. Productivity Inc. and Fisher’s experienced consultants and professors, have designated seven modules that are essential to your understanding of the basic concepts of Lean.

Upon completion of this program, you will be awarded the Lean Tool Awareness Certificate by Productivity Inc. and The Ohio State University.

Program Information


Fall Session 2016
November 28 - December 2, 2016

Spring Session 2017
May 22 - 26, 2017


Fisher College of Business, Pfahl Hall




Peter Ward- Director, Center for Operational Excellence
Paul McGrath- Productivity, Inc.
James Vatalaro- Productivity, Inc.

Continuing Education Credits:

4 CEU (Continuing Education Unit)
40 CPE (Ohio CPA)


Fall Session: Register

Spring Session: Register 

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Beth Miller
Program Director
Phone: 614.292.8575
Fax: 614.292.6644
Fisher College of Business
Executive Education
110 Pfahl Hall
280 W. Woodruff Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210-1144

In Their Words

  • “Good overview of the entire scope of Lean from strategic to tactical.”

    Mike Smith

    "Very good program – informative – well taught and subject material I can start to put in use tomorrow."

    Bill Morelli
    Lean Promotion Officer
    TRW Automotive