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Midwest Lean Training from the Lean Enterprise Institute

The Lean Enterprise Institute will run a series of workshops for managers who want to become  leaders capable of launching and sustaining lean transformations.

Cambridge, Mass., Feb. 17, 2011 -- The Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI) will run a program of 12 lean management workshops in Chicago April 5-7, 2011, in one of LEI’s biggest and broadest lean learning sessions of the year. 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, services, logistics, and distribution processes.

The workshops will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Woodfield-Schaumburg, Schaumburg, IL. The schedule is:

April 5, 2011

- Change Agent Skills for Lean Implementation Leaders

- Key Concepts of Lean - Understanding the Toyota Production System

- Lean Warehousing and Distribution Operations

- Making Materials Flow

- Value-Stream Mapping for the Office and Service

 April 6

- Kaizen: The Culture of Continuous Improvement

- Managing to Learn: Using the A3 Management Process

- Sustainable Lean Culture: Connecting Product and People Value Streams

 April 7

- Building the Lean Fulfillment Stream: Supply Chain and Logistics Management

- Creating Level Pull  

- Lean Problem Solving

- Optimizing Flow in Office and Service Processes

 Learn about course content, instructors, discounts, and how to register at: https://www.lean.org/Workshops/WorkshopCalendar.cfm?cureventid=85
Call 617- 871-2900, or email registrar@lean.org.

 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.

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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.