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LEAN Certification Spring 2020


This course session has sold out. If you would like to be added to the waitlist for a second session or receive information for future LEAN Cert offerings, please email We are currently evaluating dates for a second session this Spring.

Experience and apply the core continuous improvement concepts in multiple manufacturing environments to become a competent and confident key member of your company’s improvement initiatives.

  • Continuous Improvement Principles and Culture March 2, 2020
    Intro to Lean/CI concepts, simulation exercise, overview of A3 Thinking and Kata principles.
  • Value Stream Mapping Train & Do March 16-17, 2020 Hosted by Elsner Engineering
    Map an actual process to identify opportunities to reduce lead-times, inventory, and non-value-add activities.
  • 5S Train & Do March 30-31, 2020 Hosted by The AMES Companies  Camp Hill Plant
    Apply 5S to a host process area, improving workplace organization and eliminating DOWNTIME wastes.
  • Setup Reduction Train & Do April 20-21, 2020- Hosted by AquaPhoenix Scientific
    Reduce changeover time for a host’s process using SMED, allowing for smaller batch sizes and shortened process downtime.
  • Change Management and Effective Communication May 5, 2020
    Prepares participants for next steps, resistance they are likely to face, tools for successful implementation.

The Instructor:

Jeff Kopenitz has more than 34 years of experience in the manufacturing and service industries, and has expertise in Six Sigma analysis, operations management, quality, engineering, value stream mapping, cellular manufacturing, visual control, total productive maintenance, set-up reduction, plant layout, lean office, and Toyota Kata. He strives to make sustainable continuous improvement part of a company’s culture by incorporating organizational development, systems thinking, and change management techniques into his education training and consulting practice.

He has trained at Japan’s Shingijutsu Institute under the direction of Yoshiki Iwata, Chihiro Nakao, and Akira Takenaka, all pupils of Taiichi Ohno, creator of the Toyota Production System. He is the President and board member of Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) Mid-Atlantic Region, and serves on engineering advisory boards for Jefferson University.

Special note:

Registration is limited for this course and the deadline is January 31, 2020.

$2,400 per person without WedNet or $1800 per person with WedNet.
(MANTEC can assist you with your WedNet application).

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