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Lean Manufacturing and Service Workshops Address Cultural and Technical Challenges of Lean Transformations

The nonprofit Lean Enterprise Institute today announced one of its biggest and most comprehensive programs of lean management workshops ever with the opening of registration for 17 workshops in Indianapolis, IN, September 18-20, 2012. The sessions will address the technical as well as the “people” or social aspects of lean manufacturing and lean service transformations.

The curriculum features workshops on how to develop lean management systems, cultures, and behaviors. Other workshops will help managers apply lean tools to manufacturing, job shops, services, information technology, and product development.

The workshops will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown. The schedule is:

Tuesday, Sept. 18

  • Developing People with Capability for Lean
  • Integrating Visual Management Tools and Leader Standard Work
  • Key Concepts of Lean
  • Lean IT
  • Managing High Mix/Low Volume Organizations
  • Managing to Learn: The Use of the A3 Management Process
  • Standardized Work: The Foundation for Kaizen
  • Value-Stream Mapping for the Office and Service

Sept. 19

  • Change Agent Skills for Lean Implementation Leaders
  • Coaching Skills for Lean Implementation Leaders
  • Getting the Right Things Done
  • Improving Operations in High Mix/Low Volume Organizations
  • Managing Value-Stream Improvement

Sept. 20

  • Kaizen: The Culture of Continuous Improvement
  • Lean Problem Solving
  • Management Standard Work
  • Optimizing Flow in Office and Service Processes

Tuition ranges from $800 to $1600 and includes all participant materials, breakfast, lunch, and snacks each day.

Learn more about course content, instructors, discounts, and how to register at:
Or call (617) 871-2900 for information about public workshops or how to run workshops on-site.

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