LEAN CERTIFICATION – FOUNDATIONS

Lean CertificationMany Lean initiatives fail because people do not know where to start or how to sustain improvements. Lean looks at reducing waste and improving flow in an organization. A Lean business produces just what is needed, when it is needed, with no additional labor, costs or time, resulting in bottom line savings. Acuity Institute’s Lean Certification – Foundations training program provides participants with a small set of Lean skills to execute Lean improvements.

Whether you are new to the concept of utilizing Lean or are a team member who is going to be working on Lean projects in the workplace, this course will help you learn the foundation that Lean is built on. The course will also show you how you can apply Lean techniques by utilizing some of the most common tools so you can confidently begin your journey with applying Lean to improve processes. No prerequisites are required for this course.

COURSE OVERVIEW

Acuity Institute’s Lean Certification – Foundations Program includes 2 months of online course access along with instructor and customer service support; we are your team throughout your program. Also included at no extra cost is a set of Lean Templates and the Lean Foundations Course eBook. Acuity Institute sets the standard for online training and certification for individuals looking to attain the foundations of Lean Certification.

Training is conducted online and uses a multi-media format that includes examples of successful Lean performance improvement, exercises and quizzes. The course is “self-paced” and can be accessed at any time – and – anywhere, which provides the most flexibility in completing the course. On average, students complete the Lean Certification – Foundations training course in 6 hours (average completion time, actual time may vary).

We recommend this program to individuals interested in an introduction to Lean and how to apply the common Lean tools and concepts in their workplace. For individuals that are looking for an advanced Lean training program, we recommend Acuity Institute’s world class Lean Professional Certification program.

KEY OUTCOMES

  • Understand the Basics of Lean
  • Describe the history of Lean
  • Identify the key Lean principles
  • Describe the Lean Roadmap
  • Define customer needs
  • Define value
  • Identify Constraints
  • Implement 5S
  • Identify Flow Problems
  • Explain Pull vs. Push Systems
  • Define Kanbans
  • Explain Error Proofing (Poka-Yoke)

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LEAN CERTIFICATION – FOUNDATIONS REQUIREMENTS

Acuity Institute’s Lean Foundations Certification has 2 parts:

  • Part 1: Complete the Online Lessons and Exercises
  • Part 2: Successfully pass the Lesson Quizzes

Upon completing these requirements, you will be awarded Acuity Institute’s Lean Foundations Certification.

Technical Requirements for accessing Acuity Institute’s Content

Viewing Online Content on a Desktop or Laptop

  • Internet Browser – Most recent version of Google Chrome is recommended (while our content is accessible from many other browsers, we find that other browsers may provide an inconsistent viewing experience)
  • A high speed internet connection
  • Sound capability on your computer (speakers or headphones)
  • If your browser does not support HTML5 (which most browsers do), the most recent version of Adobe Flash Player is required (free software)

Viewing Online Content on Tablets and Smartphones – Please note, since tablets and smartphones typically have smaller screens, certain content may be difficult to view

  • iPads using Safari in Apple iOS 6 or later (iPad generation 3 or later is required)
  • iPhones using Safari in Apple iOS 6 or later (iPhone generation 5 or later is required)

Accessing Downloadable Content

  • Course eBooks – Adobe Reader (free software), or equivalent PDF viewing software
  • Course Toolkit Templates – Microsoft Office 2010 or later

LEAN CERTIFICATION FOUNDATIONS ONLINE COURSE LESSONS AND QUIZZES (2 Months Access)

Lean Certification – Foundations Course Lessons (4 lessons, 25+ quiz questions and multiple exercises)

The Lean Foundations online lessons covers the following primary tools and concepts:

Lesson 1 Lean Introduction

– Lean Overview

– Lean Principles and Philosophy

– Lean Roadmap

Lesson 2 Lean Tools – Part 1

– Define Customer Needs and Value

– Spaghetti Diagram

– 8 Wastes

Lesson 3 Lean Tools – Part 2

– 5S

– Flow and Kanban

– Error Proofing

Lesson 4 Managing Change

GLOBAL CAMPUS TOUR

Take a tour of our online global campus and learn more about the benefits of our online training.

INSTRUCTOR SUPPORT (2 Months Access)

shutterstock_113691835Acuity Institute wants the learning experience to be as supportive and engaging as possible, we are here to help you succeed. We understand the importance of having a place to ask questions to the experts about tools and techniques, exercises, project work or general technical support. During training, students can submit questions to instructors through Acuity Institute’s Help Desk. Responses are provided to student questions in one business day or less. If questions and/or answers are complex, an Acuity Institute instructor will schedule a one-on-one phone meeting with the student to review the question/answer.

 

LEAN CERTIFICATION – FOUNDATIONS TEMPLATES     

shutterstock_155819099Through our experience we have assembled various Lean Templates which assists practitioners in keeping focused on their project objectives and not creating templates. For ease of use, the templates can be downloaded directly to your computer and are yours to keep and utilize in future projects. The templates have been developed in common formats such as MS Excel. The following are the included templates in the Lean Foundations course.

  • Define Customer Value
  • Spaghetti Diagram
  • 8 Wastes
  • 5 S
  • Error Proofing

LEAN FOUNDATIONS COURSE eBOOK     

lean six sigma white belt certificationThe Lean Foundations eBook (electronic copy) contains much of the same content as the online instructional materials. The eBook includes over 180 pages of Lean theory, practice exercises, tools and techniques. The eBook is fully searchable and contains many links to assist students in quickly navigating to key tools and concepts. The eBook allows students the ability to capture notes and comments within the eBook for future reference. Students can print directly from the eBook. To protect the electronic intellectual property of the course content, students will not be able to copy from the eBook.

LEAN FOUNDATIONS PRINTED COURSE BOOK (OPTIONAL)  

As an option, students can purchase printed course book. The printed course materials contains over 180 pages of Lean theory, practice exercises, tools and techniques.

IACET CONTINUING EDUCATION UNITS (ACCREDITATION)

IACET Accredited ProviderAcuity Institute has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).  In obtaining this approval, Acuity Institute has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standards which are widely recognized as standards of good practice internationally.  As a result of our Authorized Provider membership status, Acuity Institute is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standards.  The primary purpose of a CEU is to provide a permanent record of the educational accomplishments of an individual who has completed one or more significant non-credit educational experiences.  .6 IACET Continuing Education Units are provided upon successful completion of this course.

PMI® PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT UNITS  

logoPMIAcuity Institute is an approved provider of project management training by the Project Management Institute (PMI)®.  Being a Registered Education Provider allows Acuity Institute to grant Professional Development Units (PDUs) to customers who complete our qualified programs.  As a Registered Education Provider, Acuity Institute has agreed to abide by the PMI® established quality assurance criteria.  6 PMI® Professional Development Units are provided upon successful completion of this course. PMI® and the PMI Registered Education Provider logo are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

BLENDED LEARNING TRAINING

In addition to e-learning courses, Acuity Institute offers customized Blended Learning training options for corporations. Acuity Institute’s Blended Learning training approaches are unique in that they allow for flexibility while maintaining the integrity of the principles being taught. Our model is based on utilizing expert Master Black Belts to facilitate training in a mixture of online, workshops, practical application, and one-on-one settings.

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