LEAN Certification in 10 Weeks
Bronze LEAN Certification in 10 Sessions

Gain More Traction for Your LEAN Initiatives!


Help your company build internal LEAN capacity for more success
while you develop added career milestones with a LEAN Bronze Certificate.
  • Attain abilities recognized across the industry.
  • Share and gain Lean knowledge through mentoring others.
  • Help weed out the Deadly Wastes that equate to D-O-W-N-T-I-M-E.
  • Earn  a nationally recognized LEAN credential with an SME
    standards exam.

  • Become World Class through high value workforce training.

Course features select guest speakers, hands-on application at real manufacturing firms and peer interaction.

WHY 10 WEEKS? To attain SME Bronze Certification each partiicipant must complete 80 hours of education and training as well as 3 tactical projects where specific Lean principles and tools were applied (event, project or activity); required readings where specific Core Reference Materials are gleaned for the exam), and practice exams will be given to help prepare you and keep you on course.

HOW IT WORKS: MMEC delivers the training and proctors the exam for up to twenty participants (may be from a mix of firms). In addition to classroom instruction, a minimum of 15 practical hours are designed to have participants apply their training to help identify and address improvement opportunities at a host organization, pre-arranged through MMEC. Participation by multiple staff is encouraged to enrich classroom interactions and increase the implementation success back at your home facility.

Participants will be given reading assignments (see books needed below) and homework questions for each session. Sessions 2 – 9 will have quizzes for previously covered material. Practice exams will be given and reviewed to help prepare participants for the SME final exam. Full participation is expected. The cost of the exam is covered in the tuition fee.

Review Weekly Agenda here or use navigation bar at the top of the page.

Lean Enterprise Certification Program –
Books You Will Need
(Participants to purchase on their own - for required reading assignments)

  • Lean Production Simplified by Pascal Dennis
  • Gemba Kaizen by Masaaki Imai
  • Lean Thinking by James Womack & Daniel Jones
  • Learning to See by Mike Rother & John Shook
  required books - cover images