A Continuous Improvement Manager is responsible for driving significant improvement in operational processes and to drive productivity and quality. They are accountable for the development, evaluation, documentation and improvement of different processes within the business.
A Certified Continuous Improvement Manager must champion the lean organizations continuous improvement journey through application of lean principles to rapidly improve Quality, Reduce Lead Time, Improve On-Time Delivery and Reduce Overall Costs. It’s critical that companies implement continuous improvement methods within their organization. These methods allow organizations to keep their costs down while improving overall profitability and stakeholder relations.
Continuous Improvement (CI) generally encompasses multiple methods of process improvement. This can include Lean, Six Sigma, TQM, and Kaizen, just to name a few. CI is effective because it is a cultural change within the organization, not a “quick fix” to an existing problem. Effective continuous improvement managers will analyze an organizations processes and develop new procedures to reduce waste an inefficiencies. They will work with company leadership and explore new ways of operating.
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No, the Continuous Improvement Manager Certification study material includes all of the material needed to study for the certification exam.
Continuous Improvement Managers must function at a high level within an organization. It is important for Continuous Improvement Managers to have a solid understanding of the quality processes being used in business today. This includes Six Sigma, TQM, Lean, & 5S. This certification test is open-note, however it is also timed, so you will not have much time to look up answers to questions. It is very important that you study and understand the material prior to taking the test or you will not pass.
The Continuous Improvement Manager Certification is not designed to make you an expert on all facets of quality process improvement methodology. This professional development course was designed to teach someone with little knowledge of Quality Processes the basic skills needed to function as a Continuous Improvement Manager. Many executive jobs today require that their employees have at least a basic understanding of Quality. For an example, click on this job search link to see how many positions mention the words “Continuous Improvement”.
The training course is self-paced. Time to complete and fully comprehend will vary with every individual. It may take several days or weeks of study before you feel comfortable to take the final test. You may take the final exam as soon as you’re ready. You have 1 year from the date of purchase to complete the course.
Yes, MSI offers digital books for those who would like to order additional materials to assist with their studies. These books are not required, but will help you prepare for the certification exam:
This certification exam is timed with a limit of 2 hours. The exam is completed online from home or work. You may take the exam as soon as you are ready, it does not need to be scheduled in advance. All questions are multiple choice.
You will be mailed a Certificate Of Completion, as well as a letter of congratulations and two copies of our training verification letters which you can give to employers who request it. The certificate is heavy-stock, cream paper suitable for framing.
Participants who successfully complete this certification program will receive 20 Professional Competency Units (PCUs) from MSI.
Certifications are generally the last item listed under the education section of your resume. List them directly beneath your college information in this format:
Management and Strategy Institute
– Certified Continuous Improvement Manager (CCIM)™