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Lean Enterprise Certificate

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Instructor-led, hands-on training in Lean manufacturing principles and their practical application from experienced NIST/MEP-certified facilitators. Whenever possible, workshops are offered at a host company's site to provide actual experience of Lean Enterprise in the workplace.


  • For certification, participants must complete six required workshops listed below (56 hours, 5.6 CEUs) within 18 months.
    • You can register individuals to take the entire series (individual certificates) or send a different individual for each workshop (company certificate).
    • A new cycle of workshops is offered approximately every six months and enrollment is limited.
    • Forming groups in Omaha, Lincoln, Grand Island, and Columbus/Norfolk! Email Kim to add your name to the class list for each region.
    • Lean Enterprise Certificate workshops qualify for CEU's from PMI.
    • We will customize and deliver this certificate program onsite for a team or company wide.

Registration & Fee

Registration fee: $1990, includes six workshops, manuals and lunch each day. Call (402) 554-4095 or email for more information.

Interested in hosting? Call today to be a host site and get many benefits for your organization!

Certificate Requirements

Principles of Lean Manufacturing

Learn the principles of Lean manufacturing and how to apply them. The mix of classroom lecture and live simulation will give you firsthand experience in how Lean improves quality, reduces costs, and increases productivity. Lean Principles provides you with an overview of the power in improving your processes. 

Five S Workplace Organization

Based on the classic manufacturing text Five Pillars of the Visual Workplace, this course teaches shopfloor workers the basics of five S's the cleaning and straightening activities that are the foundation for all workplace improvements. Especially useful for operators in manufacturing environments, pilot teams and implementers of Lean manufacturing. This course provides the foundation for creating a Lean environment.

Set-up Reduction/Quick Changeover

Learn the fundamental principles of set-up reduction. The course follows the principles first expressed by Dr. Shigeo Shingo and his work on Single Minute Exchange of Dies (SMED). Participants learn the standard methodology in applying SMED to any type set-up, changeover or process in any industry and environment. 

Value Stream Mapping (2-day)

In this two-day workshop, learn how to eliminate waste by mapping the flow of products from raw materials through the manufacturing steps to the final product. Real company examples and case studies will be presented. Participants will create current and future state maps for their own company's value stream.


Cellular Flow Manufacturing

Learn how to link and balance manufacturing operations to reduce lead times, minimize work in process, optimize floor space usage, and improve productivity. The instructor will lead the class through the MEP five-step process for designing and implementing work cells. This process applies to both assembly and machining applications. Includes Kanban and Pull methodology.


Standardized Work

Documented standards are a requirement for any company seeking to continuously improve. Standardized Work describes a work process and provides a baseline for measuring improvement. This hands-on course will demonstrate how to analyze the interaction of people, materials, methods, and machines in a work process and develop the most effective combination of resources in the best sequence to achieve the desired output and reduce waste.


Class Details

7 Sessions
Second Tuesday of every Month

Mammel Hall

Lyle Hervert 

CEUs : 55



Please read:  NOTE: Class dates for this certificate have not yet been set. You'll be notified when they are. Contact Kim Harter at or 402.554.4095 for more information.



Registration Closes On
Monday, March 9, 2020 @ 12:00 AM

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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
3/10/2020 - 9/8/2020 Second Tuesday of every Month 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Omaha, Mammel Hall  Map Lyle Hervert  ClassRoom

Other Class Offerings

Lean Enterprise Certificate- Columbus, NE
ID: 67

02/11/20 - 07/14/20
Second Tuesday of every Month
6 sessions.

Columbus Host Site

Lyle Hervert

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