Developing the problem-solving & process improvement capabilities of your workforce

Training Courses

A lean practitioner with many years of experience teaches these courses on site at your company.  CLE recognizes that adult participants have different learning styles and learn best when they can experience what they are learning.  With that in mind, training workshops include instruction, discussion, small group exercises, videos, simulations, and opportunities to apply the methods participants have learned to their own business conditions.  Our portfolio of highly interactive training courses includes:

  • Introduction to Lean

  • Value Stream Mapping

  • 5S Workplace Organization & Visual Management

  • Standard Work

  • Work Cell Design

  • A3 Problem Solving

  • Kaizen

  • Kanban & Supermarket

  • Total Productive Maintenance

  • Setup Reduction (SMED)

  • Making Lean Last

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Lean Certification Program


CLE offers a comprehensive lean training program designed for individuals who will participate in lean implementation projects (i.e. kaizens).  There are three levels of certification, i.e. Lean Kaizen Associate, Lean Kaizen Assistant, and Lean Kaizen Leader. 

  • Lean Kaizen Associate (1 day):  trained in general lean concepts, kaizen team member, contributor

  • Lean Kaizen Assistant (2.5 days):  includes Lean Kaizen Associate training, trained in basic lean problem solving skills, a user of lean tools, and co-leads kaizens

  • Lean Kaizen Leader (5 days):  includes Lean Kaizen Assistant training, trained in advanced lean problem solving skills, a user of lean tools, and leads kaizens

This highly interactive and acclaimed program teaches a carefully sequenced arrangement of lean concepts and tools.  Each participant must have a senior management sponsor to verify the results achieved through the homework assignments.  Participants who satisfactorily complete the training program, pass the exam, complete the value stream map, and demonstrate successful implementation in their own facility will be awarded certification.


We can also customize training programs to your specific needs.


Click here to view the Lean Certification Program outline.



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