Lean and Six Sigma Overview

Lean Bronze Certification (LBC)

The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME) offers a Lean Bronze Certification Exam.  The American Society for Quality (ASQ) is also affiliated with LBC.  The Lean Bronze Certification is also available to non-members.

Phase I – Exam:  Exam content is linked to the Lean Bronze Body of Knowledge.  Candidates are expected to successfully pass the 172-question, 3-hour exam before moving to the portfolio phase.

Phase II – Portfolio:  Lean Certification candidates continually exercise their Lean knowledge by participating in activities  in which they apply Lean principles and tools.   At the Bronze-Level, practitioners demonstrate their experience through the development of  their Lean portfolio.  80 hours of education/training, five tactical projects, and portfolio reflection within a three-year timeframe after the exam.

Lean Bronze Certification (LBC) Two-Day Workshop

The Lean Bronze Certification (LBC) Workshop is expected to prepare candidates for the Lean Bronze Certification Exam.  The following Body of Knowledge topics will be presented and discussed: Cultural Enablers, Continuous Improvement, Consistent Lean Enterprise Culture, and Business Results.  The LBC Course is also intended to provide an overview of lean programs, tools, and techniques for success.  The LBC Exam is proctored on-site.

Six Sigma Half-Day Workshop

The workshop covers the core elements of a successful six sigma program and a review of the process for becoming a certified six sigma green belt or black belt.

Lean Principles Half-Day Workshop

The workshop covers the basic lean principles and best practices for implementing lean.

Root Cause Analysis Half-Day Workshop

Learn the best practices for root cause analysis that can be applied immediately for continuous improvement.

Statistical Process Control Half-Day Workshop

Learn how to implement Statistical Process Control (SPC) for continuous quality improvement

Hybrid Three-Session Course (Supply Chain, Lean, and Six Sigma Fundamentals)

The Hybrid Three-Session Course is intended to provide an in-depth review of the supply chain management fundamentals, the lean principles, and the elements of six-sigma.  The course covers the processes, models, systems, tools, and terminology for each of the three elements. There are three, 4-hour sessions for this course.

Hybrid One-Day Workshop (Supply Chain, Lean, and Six Sigma Fundamentals)

The Hybrid One-Day Workshop is intended to provide a brief overview of the supply chain management fundamentals, the basic lean principles, and the major elements of six-sigma.  The workshop covers the processes, models, systems, tools, and terminology for each of the three elements.