Lean Product and Process Development (LPPD) has been described as the second Toyota paradox. The first paradox was the Toyota Production System that revolutionized Lean Manufacturing. LPPD was the second paradox that demonstrated Toyota could introduce award-winning products in half the time with fewer resources. Originally expanded to the automotive industry, LPPD is now applied in appliances, robotics, medical devices, aviation, earthmoving, hospitals, and a growing number of industries where leading companies are applying Lean Systems.
The LPPD Certificate is for working professionals in Lean Enterprises, who need applied education in Lean Product and Process Development. The LPPD Certificate is an educational program and Kettering transcript credential. Unlike innovation seminars, short courses, MOOCs, or online education, this is a university certificate program that is delivered in a learner-paced, application-oriented, faculty-engaged learning environment.
The courses include Technology Management, Project Management and Lean Operations Management.
Benefits to students include:
Benefits to employers include:
- Kettering is one of few educational opportunities in LPPD worldwide, and provides a college transcript credential delivered by subject matter experts with deep experience in lean product and process development.