Annual Northeast Lean Conference Announces Norman Bodek & Dan Ariens To Deliver Keynote Addresses

Organizers of the 11th Annual Northeast Lean Conference have announced the 2015 event's major speakers and the list is a who's who of world-class thought leaders. Also announced: Special appearances by Mike Rother and Alan Robinson.
By: GBMP, Inc.
BOSTON - March 3, 2015 - PRLog -- The strategically compiled agenda and speaker list offers a diverse range of topics for delegates to choose from, centered around the conference them "Putting the Pieces Together", which refers to the honing in on the correct  combination and sequence of employee and management practices that will unlock an organization's Lean potential. Over the course of the two day event, a range of can't be missed sessions will be delivered by the Lean community's leading minds and practitioners.

Worldwide Lean authority Norman Bodek is best known for introducing Lean to U.S. Manufacturing in the 1980 and has published 25 books on management and written five, includingThe Harada Method.  Perhaps the ultimate recipe for competing against low-cost labor in other parts of the world, The Harada Method is recognized as one of the most systematic ways to enhance employee development. Norm will share how The Harada Method is an essential component in any Lean journey

A strong proponent of Lean manufacturing principles, Dan Ariens is an award-winning manufacturing executive. As President and CEO at Ariens Company, he has created a culture of continuous improvement that has resulted in the creation of world-class manufacturing facilities by all Lean standards.

Joining Norm and Dan are Mike Rother, author of the Lean landmark books Learning to See and Toyota Kata; and Alan Robinson, author of Ideas Are Free and The Idea Driven Organization.

"We are thrilled to host Norman Bodek and Dan Ariens and other inspiring and knowledgeable Lean leaders at this year's Conference," said Bruce Hamilton, President of GBMP, "and there is no more fitting way to celebrate the 11th anniversary of the conference than by hearing from Norman Bodek, the godfather of Lean.We look forward to two days of sharing ideas and building relationships during this one of a kind event. It's truly an unprecedented opportunity for practitioners to come together and move the needle forward for Lean in the Northeast and throughout the country. The purpose of The Northeast Lean Conference is to present passionate lean practitioners with opportunities to learn and engage in a one-of-a-kind experience alongside thought leaders. The list of speakers we are announcing is a testament to the high esteem in which The Northeast Lean Conference is held and we are honored to have such notable names confirmed."

Registration is now open for the Conference which will be hosted by The Mass Mutual Center in Springfield MA on September 29 and 30, 2015. The event, organized by GBMP, is the largest for Lean implementers from the manufacturing and healthcare sectors in the Northeast United States, attracting nearly 600 attendees who come together for two days of networking, benchmarking and professional development.

The early bird rate is available until Sunday May 31, 2015. To register or learn more about the 11th Annual Northeast Lean Conference, explore our website at To apply for media credentials or inquire about sponsorship opportunities, please contact us at 617-287-7630.

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