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    Our Partnership with The Ohio State University

    For nearly two decades, Productivity and the Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University have been certifying TPM, Lean and Service Lean Managers.

    Lean Education

    For nearly two decades, Productivity and the Fisher College of Business at the Ohio State University have been training and certifying Lean and TPM Managers. We set the benchmark in 2001 when we launched the first fully accredited certification program for Lean Managers.

    Today we offer 6 programs, all held on the campus of The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. Each program is fully accredited and provides CEUs.

    The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business

    Since 1916, The Ohio State University’s Fisher College of Business has produced exceptional leaders who meet the challenges of a changing global business environment through creative and effective solutions.

    In 1993, the college received a gift from alumnus Max M. Fisher, a leading industrialist, philanthropist and public servant. Mr. Fisher’s desire to see his alma mater become one of the premier management institutions in the country spearheaded the construction of a state-of-the-art, six-building campus.

    As a result, Fisher’s reputation continues to rise and is reflected in rankings which place the college among top business schools in the nation at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

    Lean and TPM Certification and Certificate Programs

    Bringing together Productivity Inc.’s vast array of lean and TPM implementation experience with The Ohio State University’s history of education excellence seemed evident to both sides when representatives first met as members of Ford Motor Company’s Lean Advisory group in the early 1990’s.

    As work progressed on curriculum development for The Ford Motor Company’s Lean Resource Center, the need for in-depth lean education and various levels of lean certification became clear. It is from this shared experience, that Productivity Inc. and Fisher College have co-developed the following Lean and TPM certificate and certification programs.

    Each program is held in the executive education building on The Ohio State University Campus in Columbus, Ohio. Attendee comments and links to our Public Events webpage are noted below:

    Lean Manager Certification

    “This was an excellent learning experience – easily the most comprehensive, value-adding exploration of the Lean concepts and principles that I have experienced. I highly recommend it to serious students of Lean as well as those who simply want to use the process to excel in the future.”
    Steve Wheeler, Factory Support Manager, The Boeing Company

    Lean Management Certification for Services

    “I learned a tremendous amount during this course. All my expectations were exceeded. I’m excited to continue to grow in my lean organization transformation.”
    Mike Sopko, Head of Service Support Organization, Mettler-Toledo


    “Very positive and engaging. We all truly enjoyed the week – Great course!.”
    C. Collins, V-P IR, ADS Inc.

    Lean Tool Awareness Certificate

    “Very good program – informative – well taught and subject material I can start to put in use tomorrow.”
    Bill Morelli, Lean Promotion Officer, TRW Automotive

    Manager of Maintenance Improvement Certificate

    “Super program teaches you the fundamentals to build solid foundation. “
    Terry Butts, Maintenance Supervisor, Brazeway

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