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Lean Manufacturing and Service Workshops Set for San Francisco

Cambridge, MA, Nov. 19, 2010 – The Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI) will run a program of lean management workshops Feb. 1-3, 2011, in San Francisco on how to implement lean business methods in manufacturing and service industries.

The workshops will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the San Francisco Marriott Union Square. For complete details about content, instructors, discounts, and registration, go to https://www.lean.org/Workshops/WorkshopCalendar.cfm?cureventid=80 ,call 617- 871-2900, or email registrar@lean.org .

The curriculum puts a special emphasis on helping managers and executives develop the skills and behaviors needed to lead their organizations through the lean transformation toward creating a sustainable lean culture. The schedule is:

Tuesday, Feb. 1
-Key Concepts of Lean - Understanding the Toyota Production System
-Lean Problem Solving
-Made to Order Lean: Improving Production in a High Mix/Low Volume Environment
-New! Management Standard Work

- Standardized Work: The Foundation for Kaizen
-Value-Stream Mapping for the Office and Service

Feb. 2
-Developing People with Capability for Lean
-Integrating Visual Management Tools and Leader Standard Work
-Lean Product Development
-Lean Warehousing and Distribution Operations

-Made to Order Lean: Managing in a High Mix/Low Volume Environment

Feb. 3

-Coaching Skills for Lean Implementation Leaders
-Kaizen: The Culture of Continuous Improvement
-New! Lean IT
-Optimizing Flow in Office and Service Processes

Lean Workshops Prices and Discounts

One-day workshops are $800. Two-day workshops are $1,600. Price includes tuition, materials, breakfast, lunch, and snacks each day. Attendees who register before Dec. 1 save $50 on one-day workshop and $100 off two-day classes. This discount can be combined with our other discounts.

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.

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 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