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MSU's MMEC announces 100 percent first-time pass rate on rigorous lean manufacturing certification exam

May 23, 2017View for printing

The Montana Manufacturing Extension Center's spring class of manufacturing professionals who sat for the Society of Manufacturing Engineers Lean Bronze Certification exam passed on the first attempt.

Lean manufacturing is a business model that emphasizes improving competitive advantage by identifying and eliminating non-value-added activities across the organization. The bronze level topics include identifying and eliminating waste in processes, expanding capacity by reducing costs, shortening lead times and understanding what is important to the customer. Bronze certification also provides an introduction to the practical application of the principles, concepts and methods.

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