This certificate program comprises of a dynamic and interactive curriculum to emphasize learning through application, simulation and visualization. Besides in class sessions, you will experience visioning trips to world class organizations and cultural immersion sessions.
THE CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
The Professional Certificate in Global Operations Management Excellence is being offered for the first time at San Diego State University and is open to professionals in a leadership pathway.
The certificate program will cover the topics below with emphasis on the lean aspects.
- Fundamentals of Lean Thinking – Improving the organizational performance.
- Standardized Work
- PDCA – Root Cause Analysis
- Load leveling
- Visual workplace and 5S
- Push versus Pull systems
- Level loading
- Value Stream Mapping and Management
- The Kaizen Teian differential – The culture of continuous improvement.
- Hoshin Kanri - Policy deployment
- Technical visits and hands on simulations.
- Lean Leadership: Kata and the development of a lean leader
Sammy learned and implemented the Toyota Production System (TPS) at Toyota facilities in Japan, Brazil, Venezuela, and in the United States.
He has taught Lean to a multitude of consulting firms, educational organizations such as Harvard and Stanford, and in humanitarian missions throughout Asia and Africa.
With over 30 years of Lean experience, Sammy has helped more than 450 companies on site. These include Lean projects in environments ranging from schools, to hospitals, to military and many others and in a variety of countries, including China, Lithuania, Poland, Indonesia, Brazil, Japan, Austria, the U.K., and the U.S.
Mastered in Technology Management, he also is a faculty member with the Lean Enterprise Institute and San Diego State University. He is a guest lecturer on lean for post-graduate classes at Stanford University, University of Southern California and Loyola Marymount University. He is fluent in Portuguese, Spanish, and English and has a basic knowledge of Japanese.
Sammy currently aids companies implementing lean through Honsha.org.
Gerson worked for Toyota Brazil for 16 years in many production divisions, including die-casting, heat treatment, machining, assembly, and press. He holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering and graduate degree in Business Administration for Engineers. Gerson applies his vast experience in Toyota Production System (TPS) and Quality Control Circles (QCC) to assist companies in South America, Portugal, Mexico, Canada, and the United States. He has helped enterprise organizations like Wells Fargo, M&M Mars, and Timberland as well as many others across different industries. At Toyota, he received intensive mentorship from his senseis to become a master trainer.
While at Toyota, Darril studied the Toyota Production System as a student of OMDD, Toyota‘s internal Sensei group. He also developed and implemented the Toyota Way 2001 at Toyota’s largest manufacturing plant in North America, and worked with The Toyota Institute in Japan to implement the Toyota Business Practice (TBP), leading the global pilot of this program, as well as the North American Senior Executive sessions.
Now with Honsha, he has had the opportunity to work with over 100 companies in countries such as USA, Brazil, Indonesia, Germany, Czech Republic, Poland and Lithuania among others. Darril is also an active speaker, delivering presentations and keynote speeches on Lean Principles around the globe including:
- Harvard Business Review – Latin America, lecture series in Chile, Ecuador and Mexico
- Abu Dhabi Talent Conference
- Washington State Government Lean Seminar
- Lithuanian Prime Ministers Lean Conference
- ISM University of Management and Economics, Vilnius, Lithuania
Honsha is a premier Lean Consulting group that has built a strong reputation by transforming companies using the TPS/Lean philosophy learned at Toyota. Based in San Diego, CA (USA) and with offices in São Paulo (Brazil) and Tokyo (Japan), Honsha serves companies of all sizes and types, from small and midsize companies to Fortune 500 and major multinational corporations around the world.
For over two decades, Honsha has been implementing TPS/Lean around the world in a variety of industries: Automotive, Food, Pharmaceutical, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Banking, Insurance, Government, and others. We focus on the purpose of TPS/Lean and the principles of Continuous Improvement and Respect before we look for ways to implement tools. This has allowed us to develop a strong and loyal customer base because this is the basis for our customers to become self-reliant.
Honsha associates, as former Toyota team members, have been deeply exposed to the Toyota culture and its DNA. Because of this unique background, their understanding goes beyond the Lean Manufacturing tools learned by reading books. At Honsha, they have all worked it, lived it, and engrained it into their way of practicing and modeling TPS/Lean. Our clients consistently remind us that we "see things differently", and this is our edge.