PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION

Enterprise Excellence

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CREDENTIALS

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DIGITAL BADGE

Earn digital badges after successful completion of the course modules.

NEW IN 2024

Develop a People-Centric Management System with a focus on Continuous Improvement.

It can be challenging to create a strategy that improves all aspects of a business. To be successful, an organization must account for its people, processes, and systems. Enterprise excellence provides the tools and methodologies to unify every part of your organization and establish a people-centric management system. This system helps your organization continually improve and prepares members to handle change, enhance processes, and solve problems effectively.

This fully online program allows professionals in any industry to increase value, eliminate waste, and engage team members in organizational change. Select from a variety of module topics and learn at your own pace.

Program Overview

Modules

Explore modules that align with your interests. Each module topic is an essential component of enterprise excellence. Progress through one module at a time to enhance your knowledge and develop your skills.
*Additional modules will be available over the course of the next year.

Self-paced Learning

Each module contains 4-6 hours of online instruction divided into shorter segments, making it easy to learn at your own pace. There are also recommended supplemental readings and reference materials.

Timeline

Complete each module within 60 days of your start date.

CREDENTIALS

You will earn a digital badge upon successful completion of each module.

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

The course is ideal for professionals actively involved in developing and executing organization-wide improvement initiatives. The online, self-paced modules offer flexible learning to participants with various experience levels. You can choose to build a comprehensive understanding, fill in any knowledge gaps, or explore different perspectives on familiar topics.

Modules

Module

Principles of Lean Overview

Start from the beginning or refresh your knowledge with this introduction to Lean and enterprise excellence. Explore the fundamental concepts of value creation, waste reduction, problem solving, and process improvement.

Online

$250

This module will allow learners to explore:

  • Standardized Work 
  • Quality at the Source
  • Visual Management 
  • Continuous Flow
  • Pull Systems
  • Quick Changeover
  • Total Productive Maintenance

Module

Lean Management System

Learn how to create a management system that promotes a sustainable culture of continuous improvement. Dive into the processes and tools leaders use to engage associates and encourage system growth.

Online

$250

This module will allow learners to explore:

  • Strategic Planning & Deployment
  • Daily Management Process
  • Associate Engagement
  • ANDON Process
  • Go See Activities (5S Audits and Gemba Walks)
  • Voice of the Customer Processes
  • Leader Standard Work

Module

Value Stream Mapping

Discover why value stream mapping is a powerful improvement methodology used to redesign complex organization systems. Learn how to answer key enterprise excellence questions and develop strategic models to meet organization objectives.

Online

$250

This module will allow learners to explore:

  • VSM workshop preparation
  • The collaborative benefits of VSM
  • Current state mapping
  • Designing future states using the 7 questions
  • How to achieve the future state
  • Building a Cross-Functional Team

Module

Standard Work

This module will review the elements of standardized work, as well as a process of developing it. Also included is a proven approach to instruction that results in a significantly reduced learning curve when teaching standardized work to others. Real-world application opportunities in work or outside await those participants who choose to further develop their skills and understanding.

Online

$250

This module will allow learners to be able to:

  • Recognize the skills needed to create standardized work
  • Create a methodology to improve standardized work
  • Identify a strategy for teaching standardized work
  • Describe how to maintain standardized work

Module

Workplace Organization

This module will provide an in-depth review of 5S, including the important pre-cursor step of a workplace ‘scan’.  Application in office and service environments will also be described.  Real world application opportunities in work or outside await those participants who choose to further develop their skills and understanding.

Online

$250

This module will allow learners to be able to:

  • Distinguish between the appearance of an organized workplace and a truly functional workplace organization system
  • Describe the need for standardization
  • Apply the 5S methodology
  • List the tools used

Module

A3 Storyboards

One of several improvement methodologies, A3 Storyboards have proven to be effective in developing the proper thinking and practice of Plan-Do-Check-Act (PDCA).

Online

$250

This module will allow learners to be able to:

  • Explain how A3 Storyboards can be used to solve problems and improve processes
  • Describe how A3 Storyboards can be used to develop problem-solving and process-improvement skills
  • Identify how A3 Storyboards can be used to garner support for a change effort

INSTRUCTIONAL TEAM

DREW LOCHER

  • Lean Specialist and Instructor, Nexus, College of Engineering
  • President, Change Management Associates

Drew first became involved in the development and delivery of innovative Business Improvement programs while working for General Electric in the 1980s. Since leaving GE in 1990 and forming Change Management Associates, he has provided Operational Excellence consulting and organizational development services to industrial and service organizations representing a wide variety of industries including: Healthcare, Transportation, Distribution, Education, Financial Services and Manufacturing.

What's Next?

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CONTACT US

Would you like to request a custom course? Please email Andrea Schuitman at [email protected] or submit the form below.

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