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SME Lean Bronze

8-Week Certification Program

Strengthen your firm’s competitive advantage,
accelerate growth, and improve profits by leveraging
Lean Manufacturing

The Lean Enterprise Certification Program (LECP) provides your key employees with a working knowledge of the principles and best practices of Lean. It is the only nationally recognized Lean Certification program using standards developed and judged by the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME).

MMEC will partner with your employees to develop their Lean knowledge and skills, and accelerate your Lean transformation. The eight-week program includes: 

  • Classroom training on all major Lean tools and principles
  • Practical application of the tools and principles, designed to have participants identify improvements and apply their newly-acquired knowledge
  • A program review to prepare for the Lean Enterprise Certification examination
  • The SME Lean Bronze examination (optional)

Participants can also achieve full SME Lean Bronze Certification by leading projects and completing a portfolio. Here are links to additional information about the Bronze Certification.    

Fall classes to be held in Kalispell (starts Sep. 18), Bozeman (Sep. 26), and Missoula (starts Oct. 2).  Sign up for the waiting list to be notified when registration is open.   

Includes 7 full-day training sessions, hands-on practical experience at various sites, practice exams and review, and proctoring of online examination. 


Note: Refreshments and lunches will also be provided. Books must be purchased separately.

Class times: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.  (Exception: The final day will be the SME Lean Bronze exam, which will end at noon.)