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Lean Enterprise Institute Collaborates to Run Visual Management Workshop and Plant Tour

Cambridge, Mass., Feb. 15, 2012 – The nonprofit Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI) will run a lean visual thinking workshop and plant visit March 27-28, 2012, that is the result of a three-way collaboration among LEI, Rhode Island-based VIBCO Vibrators, and visual management instructor and author Gwen Galsworth.

On March 27, Galsworth, a Shingo Prize examiner and author of award-winning books on visual management, will explain the science behind creating a visual workplace and give managers the tools and blueprint needed to create a workplace that supports a lean cultural transformation.

On March 28, attendees will break into small teams to travel to VIBCO, where they will evaluate the company’s efforts at implementing a visual workplace, the next step on a long-running lean journey that began in 2004. VIBCO designs and manufacturers electric, pneumatic, and hydraulic vibrators for construction and industrial use.

The schedule is:

  • March 27, (8:00 am - 5:00 pm): Visual Workplace Workshop, the Crowne Plaza Hotel Providence - Warwick Airport, Warwick, RI. Tuition: $800.
  • March 28, (8:00 am - 3:30 pm) Visual Site Tour Location: VIBCO Vibrators, Wyoming, RI. Tuition: $400.

Price includes tuition, training materials, breakfast, lunch, and snacks each day. For complete details about course content, instructors, discounts, and to register, call 617- 871-2900, email registrar@lean.org or visit https://www.lean.org/Workshops/WorkshopCalendar.cfm?cureventid=106

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