Lean Continuous
Improvement Online

Prepare to Become a Lean Practitioner

Improve Operational Efficiency in Your Organization

Learn how to deliver value for customers and businesses better and faster by completing a Lean Continuous Improvement certificate 100% online through Emory Continuing Education (ECE). The six-week Lean training (8 weeks of access) is designed to provide you with the tools and techniques needed to make effective process improvements in the workplace through self-paced work and three live online class sessions with your instructor.

Lean process improvement techniques have helped organizations across a wide range of industries operate more efficiently, reduce waste, improve process flow and increase customer satisfaction. Lean practitioners improve operational performance by aligning strategies and tactics to eliminate and prevent defects in processes, products, and services.

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Reinforce Your Value with a Green Belt

Bridge the gap between Lean Six Sigma theory and practical application by earning a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certificate 100% online from Emory Continuing Education. During the six-week course, you will gain the Lean Six Sigma knowledge and skills to help make processes, products, and services faster and more efficient.

You’ll also learn the differences between Lean, Six Sigma and Lean Six Sigma, the roles and responsibilities of Lean Six Sigma project teams, and how to successfully apply key tools and techniques outside of the classroom.

Program Outcomes

Upon your successful completion of the Lean Continuous Improvement course, you will be able to:

  • Define the principles and philosophy of Lean
  • Describe the value stream mapping technique
  • Plan and participate in a Kaizen event

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What You Will Learn

In the online Lean Continuous Improvement course, you will learn how to determine customer needs and requirements, eliminate the eight types of waste, and apply Lean principles to any business or industry. You will also be taught how to:

  • Define value
  • Manage stakeholders
  • Map the value stream
  • Generate creative solutions
  • Gather and graph critical data
  • Implement the visual workplace
  • Drive overall equipment efficiency
  • Lead process improvement teams

Who Should Register?

High level leaders, project champions, managers, and executives can benefit by using Lean to assist in directing and planning strategic initiatives. Individual contributors outside the Lean process improvement team can also learn how to identify and prevent defects in products, processes and services.

Understanding Lean methodology is useful in a variety of industries, such as manufacturing, technology, government and healthcare, and careers in any work area or function, from frontline staff to the executive suite.

"Any student who is looking to grow in their career or be a pillar within their organization as a subject matter expert, I think ECE gives them the ability to become that person."

Lean Six Sigma Instructor, Maurice "Reese" Spann, CLSSMBB

Why Emory?

  • Emory is a top 25 national university, according to U.S. News & World Report
  • Live instructor-led virtual class sessions offered every other week
  • 24/7 classroom access and no mandatory login times
  • Courses taught by industry practitioners
  • Upon successful completion of the course assignments and final exam, you will receive a digital certificate of completion and will earn a Lean Continuous Improvement certificate badge through ECE.
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