David Behling, your Lean Enterprise Division Conference Chair, has been working with the advisory committee on the two BIG 2016 conferences: The Lean Six Sigma Conference on February 29 - March 1 in Phoenix Arizona and the World Conference on Quality & Improvement on May 16 - 18 in Milwaukee. The themes for the two conferences are "Leadership at Every Level" and "Quality Expanded: In the profession, through the organization, and around the world", respectively. The presenters have been chosen for the Lean & Six Sigma Conference and they are working to provide everyone with the most informative and fun presentations. Start planning now to attend these two wonderful conferences and come visit us at our booth!
The Lean Enterprise Division and the Healthcare Division are jointly sponsoring a full-day workshop on March 2, 2016, following the Lean & Six Sigma Conference in Phoenix.
The workshop is titled: “Creating a Lean Management System” and the Instructor is Maryjeanne Schaffmeyer of ThedaCare’s Center for Healthcare Value.
Registration is now open at: http://asq.org/training/creating-a-lean-management-system-one-day-workshop_CLMSWKSP.html
(DEARBORN, Mich., March 31, 2015) – Continuing to set the standard for operational excellence and an improved workforce, the Lean Certification Alliance has introduced customer-driven improvements to its Lean Certification program, a globally recognized standard for lean principles and practices.
Lean Certification candidates will now encounter an improved program and more streamlined process in achieving certification. The hierarchical requirements — Bronze, then Silver, then Gold — have been eliminated. This allows candidates to obtain certification at the rank that is most appropriate to their career, knowledge, and experience.
· Lean Bronze. The importance of demonstrating one’s lean knowledge and skills to real-world situations will continue to be exhibited through a portfolio for Lean Bronze candidates; however, the tactical project requirement has been decreased from five projects to three.
· Lean Silver and Lean Gold. These candidates will now exhibit their knowledge and skills through an Accomplishment Record versus a portfolio. Candidates will find the amount of time and effort required to complete the Accomplishment Record more manageable. Candidates are still required to pass an exam as part of the overall certification process and Lean Gold candidates must also pass an interview with a team of Lean Certified professional.
· New Lean Certification Blueprints provide additional useful information beyond the Body of Knowledge. Blueprints provide greater depth of the Body of Knowledge required at the various levels of Lean Certification.
· An Essential Body of Work has been developed for each Lean Certification that describes tasks conducted by lean practitioners.
To learn more about Lean Certification, please visit http://www.sme.org/leancert.