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    Everything must change!

    In a lean organization, everyone learns every day and learns by doing. We train and certify the leaders and managers who will make the difference in the world of tomorrow. To succeed in your operational excellence transformation, make everyone speak the same Lean language: this is the goal of all our training programs.

    Lean Education and Certifications

    In partnership with the Fisher College of Business at the Ohio State University, we offer Lean certificates and certifications. These events are a combination of virtual live sessions and presential sessions on the campus of Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio USA.

    All our Lean Training and Certifications Programs

    On-site Education and Skills Development

    Our on-site training programs are tailor-made to meet a wide range of educational needs. They range from awareness programs for executives and managers to workshops for operational teams, both in Manufacturing and in Services…

    Learn through practical experimentation!

    Training and Certifications Programs


     title= Manufacturing Industry


    Week 1: March 7-11 / Week 2: April 4-8 / Week 3: May 2-6 / Week 4: June 6-9

    This program develops resources capable of leading and managing Lean transformation in your organization and is designed for leaders and managers seeking the knowledge and confidence necessary to drive Lean principles throughout their organizations. This fully-accredited certification is jointly offered by Productivity Inc. and The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business, educating Lean managers and Lean leaders since 2001.

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     title= Guiding Transformation Leadership Development Service Industry Manufacturing Industry

    LEADING LEAN – Becoming a Lean Company, not just a company doing Lean Things

    Lean transformation starts with engaged leaders.

    A Consultant-Led Virtual Event – Oct 13 - Oct 27 - Nov 3 - Nov 17, 2022

    Concepts, techniques, and behaviors for creating the Lean Leadership playbook, and routines for teaching/coaching teams.

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     title= Service Industry

    Lean Management Certification for Administration and Services – 2022 – Columbus, OH

    Spring 2022 - Week 1: March 28-April 1 / Week 2: April 25-29 / Week 3: May 23-27

    This program develops resources capable of leading/managing a Lean transformation in your service or administrative environment and is designed for senior and middle managers looking to drive waste from their processes to boost enterprise-wide performance and improve customer service. This is a fully-accredited certification designed specifically for administrative and service industry professionals.

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     title= Service Industry Manufacturing Industry

    The Lean Lab: Improving Efficiencies and Effectiveness – Live 6-hour Seminar

    A live 6-hour virtual seminar - October 6, 2022 – 10:30am-5:30pm US Eastern time

    Applying Lean methods and mindsets to your lab operations will speed throughput, expand capacity, improve customer service, reinforce expertise, and provide a better working environment for associates. Turning your quality control and R&D labs into a strategic advantage for your organization.

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     title= Service Industry

    LEAN IN LABORATORIES – 2022 – 5-Day Virtual Program

    August 22-26, 2022 – A 5-day Lean Certificate Program

    Learn how the Lean fundamentals and a Lean mindset apply to reduce lead time, eliminate quality issues and expedite the batch release process.
    The result: a 50 to 90% performance improvement plus an energized Visual Laboratory workplace.

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