Obtaining Your Lean Certificate
To earn a UW-Stout Lean Certificate, individuals must first understand the cornerstone principles of lean by completing five full-day workshops that include hands-on simulations and individual project mentoring by UW-Stout MOC project managers. Following these initial sessions, mentors will help individuals coordinate an on-site lean project. In the final, sixth session, each project is presented to peers and lean experts to gain valuable feedback and insights for future lean implementation at their business. Individuals who earn a lean Certificate have demonstrated the ability to employ applied knowledge to real-world situations and are ready to lead their company through ongoing improvements that directly affect the bottom line. It is not uncommon for companies to save $10,000 to $100,000 or more by implementing simple lean continuous improvement techniques.