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Lean Fundamentals Certificate Program

Do you want to learn more about Lean Principles?
Expand your knowledge in order to sustain Lean at your company?

MassMEP and Northern Essex Community College announce their Lean Fundamentals Certificate Program:  A Comprehensive Lean Training and Application Certification Program. This five week program begins April 29, 2023 at Northern Essex Community College, North Andover MA. 

The Lean Fundamentals Certificate is a hands-on Lean principles curriculum that is designed for those who want an introduction to, and ultimately want to apply Lean principles within their organization.

Immerse yourself in a performance-based training program to develop skills that can be applied to daily business processes. To accomplish this, participants must know, understand, and apply these learned skills in a practical setting. The skills are easily applicable to everyday business and manufacturing settings. 

The course curriculum is a combination of

  • Basic Lean instruction with a practical application of Lean principles to existing business processes.
  • Soft skills workshops that address cultural issues of a successful implementation.
  • Best practices approach for preparing those who are interested in becoming certified in Lean.

Specific Courses:

  • Lean Communications
  • Team Involvement Problem-Solving (TIPS)
  • Introduction to Lean Principles
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Kaizen Event
  • Managing the Transformation
  • Sustaining the Lean Process

In addition to the curriculum courses, there is on-site facilitation for an additional fee. 

Register online at and click on upcoming events or contact Kathie Mahoney, [email protected] or call 508-831-7020.

Registration fee: $1995 for first company attendee and $1495 for each additional attendee.

SAVE $500 when you send 2 people per organization!

Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership
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In the past year, MassMEP has trained more than 8,000 employees in the Principles of Lean Manufacturing.

MassMEP is part of a nationwide network of technical, manufacturing and business specialists linked together by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the National Institute of Standards and Technology.

Northern Essex Community College
NECC has been providing employee training in the Merrimack Valley and Southern New Hampshire areas for more than 25 years and supports Lean initiatives with courses that help companies create and sustain their Lean culture. These courses are taught in parallel with the Lean training provided by MassMEP. 

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