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Key Elements for Sustainability - Half Day Class (1 Day Class)

PLEASE NOTE: This is only a 4 hour class NOT a full day class.

Implementing change in an organization is hard; sustaining that change, has shown to be even more difficult. This focused half-day intensive workshop is ideal for lean change agents and leaders who are struggling with sustainability, at any level of their organization. You will learn a 3-pronged approach for working with your team to communicate the positive gains you’ve already made and sustain change for the long-haul. This workshop will give you practical examples and demonstrations of visual process adherence, visual process performance, and leader standard work that you can bring back with you and apply to any or all levels of your organization.

Designed for change agents and leaders who have the responsibility of integrating a lean management system across the organization, the examples provided show how this can be done in an individual area or across the entire organization.

The 3-pronged approach can be used to compliment other lean concepts and workshops such as:

  • Hoshin / strategy deployment
  • Visual management (*)
  • Gemba walks, reflection meetings, and Andon response
  • The daily behaviors of lean leadership and management

Remember, “two steps forward, one step back” is natural for any change process.  In the case of lean thinking and practice, the key is to keep that “one step back” from turning into a complete stall and fallout. This workshop will help you fill that gap and sustain the changes you implement. 

Course Outline:

This 4-hour workshop will provide real examples of proven methods to implement and sustain changes within an organization.  It is an abbreviated, yet powerful, session that will cover concepts, tools, examples and exercises with regards to: 

  • Components of a Lean Management System
  • How Visual Management aligns with a Lean Management System
  • The parts of a Visual Management System
  • Key elements for sustaining change(s): A 3-pronged approach
  • The “right” information to monitor/manage at particular levels within an organization (e.g. front line, middle management, senior leaders)
  • Examples and effective use of Communication Boards throughout the organization
  • Engaging and motivating people to integrate the change into their work
  • How to apply visual process adherence, visual process performance, and leader standard work TOGETHER for successful implementation and sustainment of changes 
  • Planning the implementation of both the visual management system and leadership standard work throughout the organization


  • Improve business performance by reacting to abnormalities 
  • Align Hoshin/Strategic Goals, customers and your business at all levels of the organization 
  • Improve leadership skills 
  • Improve morale through transparency and involvement 
  • Keep the enterprise motivated to stay on course through the lean transformation process as they see the impact of their process improvement

Who Should Attend:
Leaders at any level of the organization, change agents, and other lean implementation champions who have the authority and/or influence to implement department/enterprise-wide visual management plan.

(*) This 4-hour workshop is sub-set of the workshop entitled “Integrating Visual Management”


Joe Murli Joe Murli
The Murli Group
Joe has developed the knowledge of lean concepts and principles over the past 18 years while he held senior leadership positions in domestic and international settings. Through extensive coaching by retired executives from Toyota Motor Company in the early 90’s, Joe developed an aptitude for maximizing product velocity and managing operations through simple visual means. This knowledge was further applied as Joe became General Manager of Chengdu Aerotech, China’s first aviation industry joint venture, and was able to integrate the elements of strategy deployment, organizational development, facility design and Lean into one cohesive business management approach. As Director of North American Operations for Ensign Bickford, he led the Company to win the Shingo Prize for operational excellence. He effectively utilized his knowledge of lean manufacturing to help Sterling Collision Centers grow from a startup to a company with 50 locations nationally (now part of Allstate Insurance Company). As Vice President of Manufacturing for the Kamatics division of Kaman Corporation, he restructured operations to double on-time delivery performance while reducing lead times by 88% for 2/3 of products. Since 2003 The Murli Group LLC has been helping clients achieve superior operating gains through the transformation process of Lean Management Systems. Joe has undergraduate degrees in Manufacturing Engineering and Accounting from the State University of New York, and Post University respectively. Additionally, he holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Connecticut.
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Price: $400.00 ($350.00 if the participant is taking 2 or more workshops at one location)
Price includes all participant materials, breakfast, lunch and snacks each day

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Our workshops are designed to cater to a limited number of participants.  If you must cancel a workshop registration, you will be given a full refund up to four weeks before the workshop. A cancelation occuring within four weeks of the workshop will be subjected to a $350 cancelation fee.  Substitutions may be made at any time prior to the start of the workshop. To cancel a workshop registration, please call LEI at (617) 871-2900.