Architecting Certificate Program
The ERA™ Consortium is seeks to help complex
organizations within Military, other Government,
and Commercial environments to achieve world-class
enterprise performance. As part of that commitment,
we want to help those organizations develop their
own organic capabilities. To facilitate that process,
AAC, the lead organization within the ERA™
Consortium, offers this Train-the-Trainer program.
The following is an overview of the components
of our Lean Architecting Certificate Program.
(ERA™) and Organization Design for Transformation
The Lean Architecting Certificate Program was
designed with the DoD Transformation process in
mind. The training program provides executive
education in Lean Enterprise Architecting methods
and process, Transformation Lifecycle Management,
Organization Change Management and Leadership,
Lean Supply Chain Management, and Lean/Cellular
Manufacturing Design and Implementation. Workforce
training includes Lean Manufacturing and cell
design theory in order to support Strategic Business
Unit (SBU) and production system design efforts.
This training supports design activities for all
SBU’s and Cell transformation. The following
are Enterprise Re-Architecting (ERA) and Organization
Design courses for executives and supervisors:
• Enterprise Re-Architecting (ERA) and
• Lean Manufacturing
Systems and Cell Design – See our Enterprise
Emulation Modeling (EEM) Tool Set; a powerful
tool to teach lean concepts
• Supply Chain Analysis and Design
• Workforce Planning & Design of Manufacturing
Lean Enterprise Principles
This three-day intensive course provides a comprehensive
overview on lean principles and practices, and
provides a new framework in defining a lean enterprise.
Lean means adding value by eliminating waste,
being responsive to change, focusing on quality
and enhancing the effectiveness of the enterprise.
Lean enterprise implementation and assessment
is presented using a lean enterprise model developed
by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).
Many of the principles and strategies presented
in the course are based upon extensive research
conducted from MIT’s International Motor
Vehicle and Lean Aerospace Initiative. The course
covers the lean philosophy in depth along with
the key supporting tools and practices for successful
lean enterprise transformation. The course analyzes
lean transformation unique issues that are applicable
to both sustainment organizations and extended
and Life Cycle Management
This three-day intensive course presents system
engineering and sustainability analysis methodologies
and strategies required to design, produce, operate
and maintain cost effective systems. Initial focus
is on need identification and problem definition.
We will review systems engineering synthesis,
functional analysis and evaluation activities
during the complete life cycle from the conceptual
and preliminary design phases to deployment and
The course emphasis on sustainability attributes
will be presented as part of the systems engineering
process. Attributes include, but are not limited
to, maintainability, accessibility, standardization,
modularization, testability, mobility, interchangeability,
serviceability, manufacturability, and affordability.
This course will provide the participant with
tools and technology that can be used throughout
the life cycle from the perspective of system
This course provides an executive overview of
systems sustainment and includes recent research
results from several fields of studies, such as
supply chain management, integrated lean enterprises
and elogistics. The course integrates systems
engineering principles (e.g., supportability analysis
and operational effectiveness methodologies) with
proven commercial business practices and strategies
used today in industry.
Through group case study discussions, we will
present and evaluate new sustainment approaches
for commercial off-the-shelf intensive systems.
We will also explore new logistics technologies,
tools, and application software systems. The instructor
uses several case studies to illustrate critical
principles and practices for systems sustainment
analysis, design and implementation.