Earn a Professional Certificate in Lean Enterprise, and gain practical knowledge that can be immediately applied to your work place. During this 12-week program, you and your project team will implement Lean concepts to your business, improving quality while decreasing costs. Whether you work in service, transactional activities, or manufacturing processes, your organization will benefit from the experience of our seasoned instructors.

Lean Enterprise Information Session — Friday, August 17, 9–10:30 am

Get a preview of why San Diego's top companies have been sending their employees through SDSU's Lean Enterprise program since it began in 2000. Meet lead instructor Mike Osterling.

Enjoy complimentary coffee and pastries.

For more information, please email lean.ces@sdsu.edu or call (619) 594-1153.

 

The Lean philosophy is a strategy for achieving significant improvement in performance through elimination of waste in the total business process.

The SDSU Lean Enterprise program will introduce you to the Lean philosophy by incorporating learning tools that include simulations, exercises, lectures, assignments, and a project.

Throughout the program, you will work in project teams applying the Lean concepts to your work place. A unique added value of SDSU's Lean Enterprise program includes site tours of San Diego companies to see how local companies are applying Lean principles. Upon successful completion of the program, you will receive a certificate of completion.

Who Should Attend

  • All organizational levels planning and/or implementing a Lean initiative, including directors, managers, supervisors, leads, and hands-on line staff
  • Professionals from medical device, health care, finance, fabricated metal, machining, plastics, pharmaceutical, food and beverage, electronics, construction, and computer industries
  • Government and military contractors
  • Personnel from operations, finance, human resources, production, inventory control, new product development, manufacturing, quality engineering, and supplier management

Workplace Benefits

  • Improve quality while decreasing costs
  • Reduce inventory and remove waste
  • Develop a closer relationship with your customers
  • Execute projects that show quick ROI
  • Learn strategic business need with tactical "how to"

The SDSU Advantage

  • Free Lean mentoring sessions
  • Nationally recognized team of dynamic, experienced instructors
  • Lean administrative component
  • See Lean in action - company tours
  • Parking is included with tuition and adjacent to the classroom
  • All course material, tours, breakfast snacks and lunch on full-days are included

For more information, or to bring all or part of this program to your organization email lean.ces@sdsu.edu or call (619) 594-1153.

Future Offerings

Topic Date Time Instructor
Lean Basics and Simulation 9/6 8am-4pm Joe Colarusso
Plan Do Check Act (PDCA) Problem Solving & A3 Thinking 9/13 8am-4pm Sammy Obara
Value Stream Mapping – Current State Map / Tour Site: TBA 9/20 8am-4pm Mike Osterling & Tracy O'Rourke
Value Stream Mapping – Future State Map / Tour Site: TBA 9/27 8am-4pm Mike Osterling & Tracy O'Rourke
Quick Changeover / Mistake Proofing Cells & Facility Layout / Standard Work 10/4 8am-4pm Jerry Wright
Metrics & Incentives / Tour Site: TBA 10/11 8am-12pm Jerry Wright
Kaizen Events / Administrative Lean 10/18 8am-4pm Mike Osterling
Visual Workplace & 5S / Project Mid-Term Presentations 10/25 8am-4pm Joe Colarusso
(Week Off) AME Conference Recommended 11/1    
Change Management / Creating a Sustainable Lean Culture 11/8 8am-4pm Tracy O'Rourke
Equipment Management / Tour Site: TBA 11/15 8am-12pm Mike Osterling
NO CLASS MEETING (Thanksgiving) 11/22    
NO CLASS MEETING (Prepare for Presentations) 11/29    
Project Presentations: Graduation 12/6 8am-4pm Joe Colarusso

Courses

2018 Summer2018 Fall2019 Spring
2018 Fall
LM 0001 Lean Enterprise Certificate Program

Lean Enterprise Certificate Topics include:
Lean Basics and Simulation
Plan Do Check Act (PDCA) and A3
Value Stream Mapping – Current and Future State*
Change Management
Facilities Layout
Cellular Flow
Standard Work
Kaizen Events
Administrative Lean
Visual Workplace and 5S
Quick Changeover
Mistake Proofing
Creating a Sustainable Lean Culture
Metrics and Incentives*
Equipment Management*
Team Project Presentations

* With Tours

Course Date(s)
September 6 - December 6

Lean Enterprise Topic Descriptions

Lean Basics and Simulation
Lean principles, tools, and application. Interactive simulation teaches how to implement Lean principles in your operation, achieving rapid and dramatic results.

Plan Do Check Act (PDCA) and A3
The PDCA/A3 workshop shows with examples and simulations, this crucial technique heavily enforced by Toyota and top Lean organizations: How to think in an A3 format, how to solve a problem by addressing its root cause.

Value Stream Mapping - Current and Future State (with tour)
Map value streams and develop current state and future state maps of your organization.

Facilities Layout/Cellular Flow
Systematic team-based approach to designing and implementing cells, thereby increasing productivity, reducing inventory, and decreasing costs.

Change Management
Manage change through effective communication.

Kaizen Events
This focused, team approach gets fast measurable results, decreases resistance to change, and makes use of employees’ intelligence and creativity.

Strategic Continuous Improvement/Standard Work
Make Lean a part of any organization. Study Lean strategy, project selection, and implementation used by successful companies. Sustain a long-term focus on continuous improvement.

Visual Workplace and 5S
5S system results in less waste, better space utilization, higher productivity, improved morale, and a safer environment.

Metrics and Incentives (with tour)
Identify incentives that drive the outcomes desired in a Lean operation.

Quick Changeover/Mistake Proofing
Change the long “set-up” from hours to minutes. Create a mistake-proof environment, not errors.

Administrative Lean
Eliminate waste in sales, order entry, new product design, inventory control/management, purchasing, invoicing, scheduling, production control, and accounting.

Equipment Management (with tour)
Total productive maintenance in the Lean facility, including equipment design and automation issues.

Creating a Sustainable Lean Culture
The effectiveness of a Lean implementation depends on the ability to develop the underlying culture of Lean thinking to support continuous growth and improvement. This workshop explores the foundations of Toyota's unique culture and helps you understand your role in supporting the transition from conventional to Lean culture.

Team Project Presentations
Teams formed at the beginning of the semester will present results of their own Lean improvements. Projects will be evaluated to meet experience requirements.

 

The Instructors

Joseph V. Colarusso, president of JVC Consulting Inc., has specialized in Lean enterprise consulting since 1996. He has implemented Lean transformations in more than 50 companies, resulting in more than $500 million in client-documented savings. He is a co-founder and program advisor for the Lean Enterprise program at SDSU, and speaker at the American Society for Quality (ASQ) meetings. A former investment banker at Goldman Sachs, Colarusso holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina, a B.S. in computer science, and is a CPA.

Kevin Limbach began his career in the printing industry, and over the past 20 years has held various positions in the golf equipment industry, most recently as V.P. of Operations, Americas at TaylorMade Golf. He';s an active practitioner and proponent of Lean thinking, and serves on the advisory board of the SDSU Lean Enterprise program. He's a graduate of George Mason University, and holds professional coaching certifications from the Hudson Institute of Santa Barbara and the International Coach Federation. Limbach also serves on the advisory board for the Global Supply Chain Management Department at Cal State University San Marcos, and the board of directors at Feeding America San Diego.

Sammy Obara learned and implemented the Toyota Production System (TPS) at Toyota facilities in Japan, Brazil, Venezuela, and the United States. He has taught Lean to a multitude of consulting firms, educational organizations such as Harvard and Stanford, and in humanitarian missions through Asia and Africa. With more than 30 years of Lean experience, he has helped more than 350 companies. These include TPS projects in environments ranging from schools, to hospitals, to military and many others and in a variety of countries, including China, Mexico, Canada, Indonesia, Brazil, Japan, Austria, the U.K., and the U.S. Holding a master’s degree in technology management, he also is a faculty member with the Lean Enterprise Institute and SDSU. He is a guest lecturer on Lean for post-graduate classes at Stanford University, USC, and Loyola Marymount University. Obara is the co-author of the book Toyota by Toyota and several Lean articles published internationally.

Tracy O'Rourke is a Master Black Belt with more than 15 years of success helping organizations such as the Department of Veterans Affairs, the State of Washington, Cisco, DC Shoes, GE, and Motorola to build their problem-solving muscles and use Lean and Six Sigma to reach their goals. An accomplished facilitator, trainer and presenter, O'Rourke has trained more than 1,000 people, mentored 300+ people, and has helped complete 300+ projects with resulting savings that range from $50,000-$8 million. Her facilitation expertise runs the gamut, from leadership retreats with top executives, to Process Walks, Kaizen Events, and project team meetings. O'Rourke holds a B.A. in English literature from San Francisco State University, an MBA from the Graziadio School of Business at Pepperdine University, and is a graduate of the SDSU Lean Enterprise certificate program.

Mike Osterling has more than 30 years of operational leadership experience, including 15 years focused on Lean Transformations. He spent 18 years at Square D Company/Schneider Electric in materials, manufacturing, and Lean leadership roles. He is the principal at Osterling Consulting Inc., is a certified trainer for Lean Manufacturing Implementation (University of Kentucky), is CPIM certified, and is a Six Sigma Black Belt. Osterling has a B.S. in production and operations management, and an MBA in international business from SDSU. He has authored two books: The Kaizen Event Planner: Achieving Rapid Improvement in Office, Service and Technical Environments; and Value Stream Mapping: How to Visualize Work and Align Leadership for Organizational Transformation.

Jerry Wright began his Lean journey with Kimberly-Clark Corporation in 1987, where he learned world-class manufacturing methods and gained expertise in 5S, Quick Changeover, Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) and Value-Added Manufacturing. Wright joined leading medical-device maker DJO Global in 1997 and held leadership positions in quality, engineering and operations. While the director of operations at DJO, his site was awarded IndustryWeek Top Ten Best Plant, The Shingo Prize, and the AME Manufacturing Excellence Award. Wright is CEO and president of LEANwRIGHT Inc., a Lean consulting and management services company.

 

Professional Certificate in Lean Enterprise Advisory Board

Joe Colarusso JVC Consulting

Jeff Foster San Diego Zoo Global

James Grant Kaiser Permanente

Kevin Limbach TaylorMade-Adidas Golf

Sammy Obara Honsha Associates

Michael O'Neill CareFusion

Mike Osterling Osterling & Associates

John Robinson Southwest Region Maintenance Center (SWRMC)

Michael Samudio Rudolph and Sletten

David Umstot Umstot Project & Facilities Solutions

SDSU Research Foundation Program

 

San Diego Workforce Partnership - Creating Workforce SolutionsThe College of Extended Studies is a State-approved provider for the Federal Workforce Investment Act for this program.