2011-2013 Graduate Catalog 
    May 27, 2018  
2011-2013 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Lean/Six Sigma Certificate

Advisor: Alexis N. Sommers, Professor, Ph.D., Purdue University

Lean approaches to production, operations, and processes translate to improved quality, shorter leadtime, and lower cost. Lean is needed for survival in the current global marketplace, and to become competitive means to become Lean. This certificate is designed for professionals who wish to learn about the latest in the concepts of Lean/Six Sigma and the techniques that are used to implement Lean in an organization, whether it be service, manufacturing, or any other area. Four courses (12 credits) are required for this certificate, as listed below. Applicants are expected to have a background in statistics. The certificate academic advisor may allow substitutions to best meet the professional needs of the students. The courses taken for this certificate are applicable toward the M.S. degree in industrial engineering.