Your lean journey begins with a series of interactive simulations that demonstrate how each lean concept is applied and its impact on the process. Mapping the process flow and identifying the activities that add value from the customer's perspective is the cornerstone of this class.
The class is then given a scenario and the students simulate the conversion from traditional to lean in a practical, hands-on environment. The course also provides a structure for how to manage a lean process for continuous improvement. Participants will learn how to structure their organizations to support and continuously improve a lean process. Participants will also fully understand how to implement 5S within their plants and how to begin reducing setup time using the SMED process.
Lean and Six Sigma training in coordination with my college education has offered a valuable opportunity for me to advance my working knowledge of industry best practices. Having recently earned my Green Belt certification, I feel fully confident that I will be able to return to my place of employment with a greater understanding of quality management and the techniques that best support our organization’s goals.
Virtual Short Course
IISE Member - $1,195
Non-Member - $1,545
Student Fee - $600
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
Individuals who complete the course earn 2.1 CEUs from the Institute of Industrial & Systems Engineers (IISE). Individuals who complete all of the course requirements AND pass the qualifying exam will receive the IISE Lean Green Belt certification. This certification is valid for three years and may be renewed by logging on to www.iienet2.org/RenewCertificate. There is a $25 fee to cover administrative costs associated with the renewal. Lost certificates may be replaced using the same online process.
Missouri University of Science and Technology reserves the right to cancel its programs in the event of insufficient registrations, instructor illness, severe weather, or natural disaster. In the event of cancellation, registrants will be notified immediately, and all registration fees will be refunded in full.
Persons wishing to cancel their registrations must do so by November 13, 2020. Refunds will not be made after this date.
Business Data Analytics
Dr. Elizabeth Cudney is a professor in business data analytics at Maryville University, in Saint Louis, Mo. Prior to that, she was an associate professor of engineering management and systems engineering at Missouri University of Science and Technology for seven years. She received her bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from North Carolina State University, master of engineering in mechanical engineering and an MBA from the University of Hartford, and doctorate in engineering management from the University of Missouri-Rolla. In 2018, Dr. Cudney received the ASQ Crosby Medal for her book on Design for Six Sigma. Dr. Cudney received the 2018 IISE Fellow Award. She also received the 2017 Yoshio Kondo Academic Research Prize from the International Academy for Quality for sustained performance in exceptional published works. In 2014, Dr. Cudney was elected as an ASEM Fellow. In 2013, Dr. Cudney was elected as an ASQ Fellow. In 2010, Dr. Cudney was inducted into the International Academy for Quality. She received the 2008 ASQ A.V. Feigenbaum Medal and the 2006 SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineering Award. She has published nine books, over ninety conference papers and eighty journal papers. Dr. Cudney is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt. She holds eight ASQ certifications, which include ASQ Certified Quality Engineer, Manager of Quality/Operational Excellence, and Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, among others.
Certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt; holds eight ASQ certifications, which include ASQ Certified Quality Engineer, Manager of Quality/Operational Excellence, and Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, among others.
Quality Engineering, Pattern Recognition, Healthcare Systems Engineering, Lean Six Sigma
Dr. Elizabeth Cudney is a phenomenal instructor. She tailors the course to the needs of the students and provides a flexible schedule to help accommodate those with a busy schedule. The experiential learning style of the course helped develop my teamwork and communicative skills and the ability to readily apply the knowledge I had obtained. Gaining my lean six sigma green belt certification has provided me with a quality management viewpoint. I am now ready to assist my company in its continuous improvement process.