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Lean Manufacturing and Lean Service Workshops Set for Los Angeles

Cambridge, MA, Jan. 3, 2012 - The nonprofit Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI) will run 11 workshops in the Los Angeles area Feb. 7-9 to help companies implement lean business systems and create the cultural changes needed to sustain them. Thus, the curriculum focuses on the technical and social aspects of lean manufacturing and lean service transformations.

Workshops will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Marriott Marina Del Rey, 4100 Admiralty Way, Marina Del Rey, CA. The schedule is:

Feb. 7, 2012
- Change Agent Skills for Lean Implementation Leaders (2 days)
-Key Concepts of Lean (2 days)
-Lean IT
-Standardized Work: The Foundation for Kaizen
-Value-Stream Mapping for the Office and Service

Feb. 8
-Integrating Visual Management Tools and Leader Standard Work (2 days)
-Managing Value-Stream Improvement (2 days)
-Optimizing Flow in Office and Service Processes

Feb. 9
-Developing People with Capability for Lean
-Kaizen: The Culture of Continuous Improvement
-Lean Problem Solving

Prices and Discounts for Lean Workshops

One-day workshops are $800. Two-day workshops are $1,600. Price includes tuition, training materials, breakfast, lunch, and snacks each day. Discounts of $100 to $200 are available if you register before January 6. For complete details about content, instructors, discounts, and to register, go to https://www.lean.org/Workshops/WorkshopCalendar.cfm, call 617- 871-2900, or email registrar@lean.org .

On-Site Lean Training

Call 617- 871-2900 for information about bringing a workshop to your site.

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What is Lean?

https://www.lean.org/WhatsLean/       
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, or human effort to produce products and services with fewer defects to precise customer desires, compared with traditional modern management.  Toyota pioneered lean management as a complete business system after World War II. During the late 1980s, a research team headed by Womack at MIT’s International Motor Vehicle Program coined the term “lean” to describe Toyota’s system.

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