Certificate Programs - Click on titles below for course information

Learn why Lean makes work rewarding, profitable, and enduring.

Upon successful completion, each attendee receives a Purdue University Advanced Manufacturing Lean Practitioner I Certificate. This certificate is based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) prescribed tools and training methods, a widely accepted national standard in workforce development, and is offered in Indiana only through Purdue University.

Attend all five workshops to earn the certificate.

Learn why Lean makes work rewarding and at the same time profitable and enduring.

Upon successful completion each attendee receives a Purdue University Advanced Manufacturing Lean Practitioner II Certificate. This certificate is based on the National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) prescribed tools and training methods, a widely accepted national standard in workforce development, and is offered in Indiana only through Purdue University.

Attend all five workshops to earn the certificate.

Courses

Learn the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) process, data collection techniques, and statistical methods used in Six Sigma projects.

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Train and certify in Six Sigma techniques. Learn the DMAIC (Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, and Control) process aided by the advanced statistical methods used in Six Sigma projects. Includes Green Belt Certification.

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In this two-day workshop, you will gain the knowledge and skills you need to audit your quality system to the ISO 9001:2015 standard. Course topics include updates the ISO 9001 standard, requirements, auditing principles, and conducting effective audits.You will also receive hands-on practice using auditing tools and techniques and have ample opportunities to get answers to questions you have about conducting ISO audits.

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In this three-day workshop, you will gain the knowledge and skills you need to audit your quality system to the IATF 16949:2016 standard.


November 30, 2022 to December 14, 2022, Online Course
Learn the basic principles of lean manufacturing and how to apply them through an activity that involves a fast-paced simulated production line. You'll also learn about the eight wastes and lean techniques including 5S, standardized work, batch-size reduction, and visual signals. By the end of this day, the benefits of lean will be clearly apparent!

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Experience how the 5S System reduces waste in a simulated production facility. Participants learn the concepts of the 5S System and then apply them to transform a cluttered, disorganized production area into a clean, organized, and orderly workplace.

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Learn how to create a value stream map of your current- and future-state processes. Understand the total flow of the value stream, see the sources of waste, determine common language about the process, show linkage of information and process, develop an improvement plan, and prioritize activities.

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Learn the fundamentals of set-up reduction in applying quick-change thinking to any type of setup or industry. Focus on attaining quick changeover through the systematic elimination of the internal components while streamlining the final procedure.

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Gain knowledge of Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE) and how it relates to capacity. Apply TPM principles and techniques to equipment in a hands-on simulation and experience how applying TPM can achieve dramatic improvements in uptime and increased capacity.


Wednesday, October 12, 2022, Online Course
Discover how to link and balance operations to reduce lead times, minimize WIP, optimize floor space usage and improve productivity using a five-step process for designing and implementing work cells.


Tuesday, November 1, 2022, Online Course
Pull/Kanban is a lean technique used to control the flow of work by replacing only what has been consumed. A Pull/Kanban system can result in increased productivity and efficiency and reduced waste. In this workshop, you will learn the steps for implementing a Pull/Kanban system and the keys to successful implementation in your environment.


Tuesday, November 8, 2022, Online Course
In this course, participants will learn about the Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) problem-solving method. In addition, participants will learn about problem-solving tools and activities, including A3, root cause analysis, process mapping, cause and effect diagrams, and others. Using a variety of real-world scenarios and hands-on activities, participants will practice implementing problem-solving methods and tools.


Tuesday, November 15, 2022, Online Course
Standard Work: Provides you with the information and practice you need to participate in implementing standardization and standard work in your workplace. This workshop presents an approach to implementing standardization and standard work methods designed to eliminate waste from production processes. The methods and goals discussed in this workshop are closely related to the lean manufacturing system.Error Proofing: Using simple, usually low-cost devices, fixtures, and procedures to reduce/eliminate errors. Stops errors before defective parts are created. Frees up the need for human vigilance and memory.


Tuesday, November 22, 2022, Online Course
Kaizen means "continuous improvement." This continuous improvement methodology combines Lean Manufacturing Tools such as the 5Ss of Workplace Organization and Standardization, Cells, Pull/Kanban, Set-up Reduction, and Line Balancing. Each tool incorporates team empowerment, brainstorming, and problem solving to rapidly make improvements to a specific product or portions of work processes.


Tuesday, November 29, 2022, Online Course