15 Lean Manufacturing and Lean Management Workshops Set for San Antonio

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The curriculum is designed to help managers and executives understand lean as a complete management system.

A3 management helps managers solve problems, gain agreement, mentor, and lead.

The A3 management process explained in "Managing to Learn" is part of the San Antonio curriculum.

The curriculum is designed to help managers and executives understand lean as a complete management system.

The nonprofit Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI) will run 15 workshops April 3-5, 2012, in San Antonio, TX, addressing the technical and social aspects of lean management transformations in manufacturing and service businesses.

The workshop schedule is:
April 3

  • 5S -Visual Workplace
  • Improving Production in a High Mix/Low Volume Company
  • Lean Product Development
  • Management Standard Work
  • Managing to Learn: theA3 Management Process (2 days)
  • Value-Stream Mapping for Office and Services

April 4

  • Developing People for Lean
  • Getting the Right Things Done: Strategy Deployment (2 days)
  • Lean's Key Concepts (2 days)
  • Managing High Mix/Low Volume Lean
  • Managing Value-Stream Improvement (2 days)
  • TWI: Job Instruction

April 5

  • Coaching Skills for Lean Leaders
  • Lean Problem Solving
  • TWI: Job Relations

Workshops run from 8a.m. to 4p.m. at the Hyatt Regency San Antonio, 123 Losoya, San Antonio, TX.

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 for registrations before Feb. 2, 2012. For complete details about course content, instructors, discounts, and to register, call 617- 871-2900, email registrar(at)lean(dot)org or visit: http://www.lean.org/Workshops/WorkshopCalendar.cfm?cureventid=103

On-Site Lean Training
Call (617) 871-2900 for information about bringing a workshop to your site.

Lean Community Resources
LEI’s community of Lean Thinkers at lean.org offers a weekly newsletter with lean management news and resources such as case studies, webinars, interviews with executives on lean leadership, and archives of essays by authors and lean management thought leaders John Shook, LEI CEO, and Jim Womack, LEI founder.

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 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.

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