Lean Manufacturing & Lean Six Sigma & Kata

Businesses that apply Lean Manufacturing or Lean Six Sigma to their operations enjoy the benefits of decreased costs, shorter lead times, reduced defects and less inventory resulting in increased capacity, more satisfied customers and higher profits.

TDO’s Lean experts and Certified Six Sigma Master Black belts can guide you through a full customized program implementation, provide training and guidance in any of the tools and techniques, or facilitate a specific process improvement project.

As part of the federal Manufacturing Extension Partnership (MEP) program, TDO uses nationally developed, proven materials to train your staff. All of our project managers and trainers have significant industry experience as manufacturing professionals that worked their way up to senior level positions.

Lean Manufacturing and Lean Six Sigma projects have been a cornerstone of TDO’s services over the years and have contributed substantially to our mission of helping small to mid-sized manufacturers become more profitable and competitive in the global marketplace.

Our programs include:

Lean training (i.e. 5S, TPM, SMED, VSM…)  Learn more »

Lean Six Sigma  Learn more »


The ExportNY International Business Academy helps businesses strategically expand global markets while mitigating risks. New session starts soon!

Green Belt Training: Lean Six Sigma and Problem Solving

Learn how to apply Lean Six Sigma using the DMAIC process improvement framework. New class starts soon!

TWI Institute

TDO’s TWI Institute provides education, training, materials, implementation guidance and connections to TWI practitioners and leaders in industry and business.

SBIR/STTR Grant Assistance

Learn if SBIR and STTR are a good fit for funding your research and technology commercialization.

Africa Business Program

Syracuse University and TDO work together to facilitate partnerships between businesses in CNY and Africa.

SMED -Quick Changeover

Transform your set-up team into a NASCAR pit-crew! Schedule today

Implementing TWI: Creating and Managing a Skills-Based Culture

Shingo award-winning authors Bob Wrona and Pat Graupp release their second book on Training Within Industry (TWI).

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