Date(s) - March 8th, 2022 - May 24th, 2022
8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Manufacturers Resource Center
Lean Master Certification (Prerequisite: Foundations of Lean Certification)
2022 Spring Schedule
Week 1: March 8 – 10, 2022
Week 2: March 29 – 30, 2022
Week 3: April 19 – 20, 2022
Week 4: May 9 -11, 2022
Week 5: May 24, 2022
8:30 AM – 4:30 PM
A Lean Enterprise is more than a collection of improvement tools. Lean Enterprise aligns an organization’s purpose with its people and its processes. In Lean Master Certification, participants will learn how:
Value streams cut across organizational silos to deliver value to customers
Value stream mapping can help visualize improvement opportunities
The Scientific Method of Plan, Do, Check, Act (PDCA) can proactively and reactively eliminate the root cause of problems
Lean Daily Management Systems can share performance information and prioritize improvement work at all levels
Managers can effectively manage conflict associated with change
Lean Master Certification is delivered by MRC and Mike Hoseus, former Toyota Vice President.
This 11-day course features blended learning through a mix of classroom instruction, instructor‐led exercises at host companies, and one‐on‐one coaching for each participant. Includes offsite session(s) hosted at local manufacturers as available.*
*Contact Liz Wildman if interested in hosting opportunities at your manufacturing facility.
MRC’s Lean Master Certification is earned through the successful completion of a Standardization or PDCA project.
2021-2022 Lean Certifications Brochure
Cost: $3,100/person | $2,800 per person discount price if registered by February 1, 2022. Includes materials, light breakfast, lunch, snacks and beverages. Prerequisite: Lean Foundations Certification.
For questions, please contact Liz.Wildman@mrcpa.org or (484) 241‐7057.
Mike Withka, Senior Strategy Manager, Lean Coach
Gene Kaschak, Strategy Manager, Lean Coach
Manufacturers Resource Center
Mike Hoseus, Executive Director
Center for Quality People & Organizations (CQPO)
Mike Hoseus is Executive Director for the Center for Quality People & Organizations (CQPO). Mike Hoseus brings both manufacturing operations and specialization in Human Resource experience to CQPO. CQPO is an organization developed in 1999 as a vision of Toyota Motor Manufacturing to share Lean Quality philosophy and human resource practices with education, business, and community organizations. CQPO’s current projects with Toyota include New Hire selection and training process, Team Leader and Group Leader post promotion training, Quality Circle Leader and Manager training, and Global Problem Solving for all levels.
Mike is an adjunct professor with the University of Kentucky’s Lean Manufacturing Program. Mike is co author with Dr. Jeffery Liker (Author of the Toyota Way) of Toyota Culture. Mike is an adjunct professor with the University of Kentucky’s Center for Manufacturing and a member of the faculty of Lean Enterprise Institute.
Prior to CQPO, Mike was a corporate leader for 13 years at Toyota Motor Manufacturing’s Georgetown, Kentucky, plant both in Human Resources and Manufacturing. As Assistant General Manager in Human Resources, his responsibilities included personnel, safety, HR development, employee relations, benefits, training, and manufacturing/human resource teams for a plant of 8000 team members.
Mike currently supports organizations with Lean Culture transformations focusing on the roles of Executive Management and Human Resources and how the quality people value stream connects to the production value stream.
Michael J. Withka
Mike joined MRC in 2001 as a Lean Manufacturing Consultant and currently oversees the MRC’s Lean Enterprise Program. Mike has over 20 years of manufacturing experience within various industries including roles as operations director, manager, supervisor, production engineer and internal consultant. Mike’s areas of focus include production system design, strategic lean transformations, team coaching, leadership, mentoring, training program design, and training workshop facilitator. Mike is certified as a Greenbelt through the Institute of Industrial Engineers and as a Professional Trainer through Langevin Training Services. Mike also has earned an A.S. degree in Engineering Science at Middlesex County Community College in Edison, New Jersey and both B.S. and M.S degrees in Manufacturing Systems Engineering from New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, New Jersey. Mike earned his M.B.A. at DeSales University in Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Gene has been a Lean Coach with MRC since 2014, bringing with him a diverse background in product development, manufacturing engineering, maintenance leadership, information technology, and continuous improvement facilitation. With experience in the consumer electronics industry, Gene approaches all his projects with a strong customer-focused perspective. His history of leading organizational change management activities and developing training programs further illustrates his versatility. Gene earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Lehigh University and a certificate in Leadership and Business Management from the Wescoe School of Muhlenberg College.
Note: All registration fees must be received in advance of the date of your event. Also, 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.