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Lean Process Improvement Module II

This module builds on the Lean methodology and principles learned in Module I. Participants advance their capstone projects, learn how to execute an implementation plan, recognize and use appropriate tools to identify and eliminate waste, sustain improvements through daily work, and learn the fundamentals of long-term strategies for continuous improvement.

Module II (2 days)

Key takeaways:

  1. Constructive feedback on capstone projects
  2. Coaching on organizational transformation to a Lean culture
  3. Preparation and execution of Lean improvement events
  4. Prioritization of improvement ideas
  5. Hands-on Lean kaizen simulations
  6. Utilization of the right Lean tools at the right time, including:
    • Visual Management
    • Standard Work
    • 5 Whys
    • Mistake Proofing
    • Pull
    • Try-Storming
  7. Attributes of successful change agents
  8. Methods for sustaining improvements
  9. Implementation of idea gathering and problem-solving systems
  10. Introduction to Lean Strategy Deployment methodology

This course can be applied to the Lean Process Improvement Certificate.


Paul Pejsa

Paul Pejsa

Paul Pejsa has over 30 years of experience in research, engineering, manufacturing, service and process improvement. He has held leadership positions including manufacturing plant manager, global supply chain strategy deployment leader and executive director for healthcare lean transformation. He is ... read more

Tom Laack

Tom Laack

Tom has been an ad-hoc instructor at UWM-SCE since 2008.  He has two decades of professional experience in continuous improvement (Lean), manufacturing, and operations in different aspects of the healthcare industry.  He has helped implement Lean methodologies at more than ... read more

Date: 2 Tue & Wed, Dec 7, 2021-Jan 12, 2022

Delivery Method: Live Online

Time: 8am-Noon CT

Platform: Zoom

Paul Pejsa
Tom Laack

Fee: $1,290

CEUs: 1.6

Enrollment Limit: 16

Program Number: 5050-13830

Note: This course meets live online on Dec 7-8 and Jan 11-12 from 8:00am-Noon.

Registration Deadline: Nov 30

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