Lean Manufacturing and Service Workshops Address Challenges of Lean Transformations

Seventeen workshops sponsored by the Lean Enterprise Institute will help executives and managers launch and sustain lean transformations in a variety of business environments.
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June 7, 2012 - PRLog -- The nonprofit Lean Enterprise Institute today announced one of its biggest and most comprehensive programs of lean management workshops ever with the opening of registration for 17 workshops in Indianapolis, IN, September 18-20, 2012. The sessions will address both the technical and “people” or social aspects of lean manufacturing and lean service transformations.

The training event will feature workshops on how to develop lean management systems, cultures, and behaviors. Other workshops will help managers apply lean tools to manufacturing, job shops, services, information technology, and product development.

The workshops will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the  Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. The schedule is:

Tuesday, Sept. 18
- Developing People with Capability for Lean
- Integrating Visual Management Tools and Leader Standard Work
- Key Concepts of Lean
- Lean IT
- Managing High Mix/Low Volume Organizations
- Managing to Learn: The Use of the A3 Management Process
- Standardized Work: The Foundation for Kaizen
- Value-Stream Mapping for the Office and Service

Sept. 19
- Change Agent Skills for Lean Implementation Leaders
- Coaching Skills for Lean Implementation Leaders
- Getting the Right Things Done
- Improving Operations in High Mix/Low Volume Organizations
- Managing Value-Stream Improvement

Sept. 20
- Kaizen: The Culture of Continuous Improvement
- Lean Problem Solving
- Management Standard Work
- Optimizing Flow in Office and Service Processes

Tuition ranges from $800 to $1600 and includes all participant materials, breakfast, lunch, and snacks each day.

Learn about course content, instructors, discounts, and how to register at:

On-Site Lean Training
Call (617) 871-2900 for information about bringing an LEI workshop on-site.

Lean Community Resources
LEI offers a weekly newsletter with lean management news and resources such as case studies, webinars, interviews with executives on lean leadership, and archives of essays by authors and lean management thought leaders John Shook, LEI CEO, and Jim Womack, LEI founder.

What Is Lean
The terms lean manufacturing, lean production, or lean management refer to a complete business system for organizing and managing product development, operations, suppliers, customer relations, and the overall enterprise that requires less capital, material, space, time, or human effort to produce products and services with fewer defects to precise customer desires, compared with traditional modern management. To read more, visit: http://www.lean.org/WhatsLean/

About the Lean Enterprise Institute
Lean Enterprise Institute, Inc. was founded in 1997 by management expert James P. Womack, Ph.D., as a nonprofit research, education, publishing, and conference company with a mission to advance lean thinking around the world. The Cambridge, MA-based nonprofit conducts research projects and supports other lean initiatives such as the Lean Education Academic Network, the Lean Global Network and the Healthcare Value Network. Visit LEI at http://www.lean.org for more information.
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