MRC - Manufacturers Resource Center


Foundations of Lean Certification

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Date(s) - May 2nd, 2023 - May 24th, 2023
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Manufacturers Resource Center

7200A Windsor Drive
Allentown, PA 18106

Week 1 | Tuesday & Wednesday, May 2-3, 2023
Week 2 | Tuesday & Wednesday, May 9-10, 2023
Week 3 | Tuesday & Wednesday, May 23-24, 2022
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

  $2,095/person, $1,895 before March 24, 2023 Meals, beverages, and course materials included   Register  



As the foundation of a Lean Enterprise, standardization sets expectations for process performance and provides the basis for problem-solving and continuous improvement.

This program features blended-learning through a mix of classroom instruction and hands-on experimentation in MRC’s Lean Enterprise Works (LEW) factory simulation. Upon completion of all course work and a passing grade in a Body of Knowledge Test, participants are “Foundations of Lean” certified by MRC.

Course Highlights

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  • Evaluate manufacturing processes to identify waste elimination opportunities
  • Create standards to reduce process instability
  • Generate one-way Job Methods to improve process consistency
  • Create Job Breakdowns to standardize Job Instruction
  • Install process checks to sustain process performance

Who Should Attend

Recommended for anyone looking to gain an understanding of Continuous Improvement and Lean Manufacturing methodologies and those with prior experience looking to refresh or enhance their previous training.


Questions? Contact Nicole Pierce at (484) 655-4873 or

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Gene Kaschak | VP, Continuous Improvement & Leadership Development Strategy 

Gene Kaschak - VP, Continuous Improvement and Leadership Development Strategy - MRCGene has seen first-hand how the best improvement ideas usually get started by the people doing the work every day.  His early projects in continuous improvement were focused on bringing these ideas to life by listening to small suggestions or comments and designing the proposed solutions for various manufacturing, operations, maintenance, product development, and information technology projects.  As a Lean Coach with MRC since 2014, Gene’s focus now is to develop the scientific thinking skills in the local manufacturing community to bring these improvement ideas to life through daily experiments.




Wendy Beltzner | MRC – Director, Leadership Development and Training Strategy

Wendy Beltzner - Director, Leadership Development and Training Strategy MRCWendy has over 25 years of experience in training and curriculum development, specializing in leadership and customer service with companies from all industries throughout Northampton, Lehigh, and Carbon counties.  She has previously worked for Fortune 500 service giants such as IBM and Manpower Inc., advancing her career from entry-level through various levels of management.  Wendy is also an entrepreneur.  She created, owned, and operated the Lehigh Valley’s first children’s museum designed with an emphasis on soft skills education.  She has also co-owned an award-winning, ice cream retail and wholesale business with her husband for the last 30 years. Wendy earned her B.S. degree in Marketing from Oral Roberts University, is a Certified TWI (Training Within Industry) Job Instruction Trainer, and a Certified Everything DiSC Practitioner.


Note: All registration fees must be received in advance of the date of your event. MRC must be notified two weeks in advance of this event if you need to cancel, otherwise we can only grant a credit to another MRC event. Remember, you can also send a substitute.


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