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Seattle Workshops on Lean Thinking For Healthcare & Administrative Processes

Cambridge, Mass., February 27, 2010 --The nonprofit Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI) will run workshops in Seattle May 11-13, 2010, on how to implement lean thinking business principals in healthcare and administrative processes.

The lean workshop series also will feature sessions on how to deploy a lean company strategy, implement lean management process using A3 reports, and convert traditional cost accounting to lean management accounting to better track the impact of lean principles. The workshops, which will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Marriott Seattle Airport, are:

Tues., May 11

- Lean Problem Solving (1 day)

- Managing to Learn: The Use of the A3 Management Process (2 days)  

- Mistake-Proofing Healthcare: Designing Processes to Reduce Medical Errors (1 day)

- Supporting Healthcare Leader Standard Work with Visual Management Tools (1 day)

- Value-Stream Mapping for the Office and Service (1 day)

- Getting the Right Things Done (2 days)  

Wednesday, May 12

- Sustainable Lean Culture: Connecting the “Product” and the “People” Value Streams (2 days)  

- Value-Stream Mapping for Healthcare  (1 day)

- Management Accounting for Lean Businesses (1 day)

Thurs, May 13 

- Open Access Lean Scheduling Methods

- Optimizing Flow in Office and Service Processes (1 day)

One-day workshops are $800. Two-day workshops are $1,600. Price includes tuition, all training materials, breakfast, lunch, and snacks each day. Discounts are available for taking multiple classes or sending multiple persons.

For complete details about content, instructors, discounts, special room rates, and to register, go to: https://www.lean.org/workshops/workshopcalendar.cfm?cureventid=54 , call 617- 871-2900, or email registrar@lean.org.

On-Site Training

Call 617- 871-2900 for information about bringing a workshop to your site or visit https://www.lean.org/Workshops/inhouse_training.cfm.

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, and  human effort to produce products and services with fewer defects to precise customer desires, compared with traditional modern management.

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. We teach courses, hold management seminars, write and publish books and workbooks, and organize public and private conferences. We use the surplus revenues from these activities to conduct research projects and support other lean initiatives such as the Lean Education Academic Network, the Lean Global Network and the Healthcare Value Leaders Network. Visit LEI at https://www.lean.org for more information.

Media: Chet Marchwinski, cmarchwinski@lean.org, (617) 871-2930