UB's TCIE adds mentoring to boost project outcomes of Lean training

Release Date: February 26, 2010

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Professionals interested in boosting an organization's efficiency can enroll in Certified Lean Professional Training being offered by the University at Buffalo's Center for Industrial Effectiveness (TCIE) starting March 16.

The program will now include a mentoring component.

CLP immerses candidates in Lean manufacturing techniques that help businesses streamline operations, saving money and reducing waste by identifying and eliminating inefficient processes, improving on-time delivery, decreasing cycle time and increasing product quality.

Candidates are required to complete a project using Lean tools at their place of employment and to pass a certification exam. The training includes the standard 30 hours of classroom instruction traditionally offered, plus nine hours reserved for assisting candidates with their improvement projects.

Sessions will be held from 6-9 p.m. on Tuesdays, March 16 to June 8 (except April 20), and July 20 in the UB Technology Incubator, 1576 Sweet Home Road, Amherst. Cost is $1,095; the registration deadline is March 2.

Julie Styles, a facilitator with UB's TCIE, will conduct training. Styles has more than 15 years of financial, operations, general management and consulting experience in industrial, financial and service environments.

For more information and to register, visit http://www.tcie.buffalo.edu, call 636-2568 or e-mail klynch4@buffalo.edu.

TCIE provides a dynamic link between UB's expert resources and the region's business community. A program of the UB School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, TCIE fosters partnerships and manages projects as diverse as the region's businesses, and is a premier provider of Lean Six Sigma training and mentoring. Over the last five years, TCIE's Lean initiatives have assisted approximately 250 businesses in the Buffalo Niagara region, boosting the skill sets of Western New York employees. For more information on how TCIE can assist Western New York businesses, please go to http://www.tcie.buffalo.edu.

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