Institute for Operational Excellence Founder Kevin Duggan to Deliver Keynote at Mid-Atlantic Lean Conference

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Maryland World Class Consortia’s Lean Conference to be Held Nov. 7-9

Kevin J. Duggan's latest book, Design for Operational Excellence, published by McGraw-Hill

Kevin Duggan will deliver the opening keynote address at the first-ever Mid-Atlantic Lean Conference.

The Institute for Operational Excellence, the leading educational center providing training and innovative products for achieving Operational Excellence, announced today that its founder, Kevin Duggan will deliver the opening keynote address at the first-ever Mid-Atlantic Lean Conference.

On November 7, Duggan will open the conference with a discussion titled “Achieving Operational Excellence for Business Growth.” Based on his latest book, Design for Operational Excellence, the session will lead the audience through the methodology for achieving Operational Excellence to facilitate real business growth in any industry. Later that day, Duggan will lead a second presentation on mixed model value streams.

The conference is presented by the Maryland World Class Consortia, a non-profit organization comprised of companies in the manufacturing, aerospace and defense, engineering, financial services, health care, and other industries who share the goal of business performance excellence.

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The Institute for Operational Excellence is a recognized leader and expert resource for organizations and individuals who want to design their enterprise to achieve Operational Excellence. Their renowned faculty has helped hundreds of global companies – from startups to Fortune 500 firms – with a wide range of offerings including training events, online teaching, conference speakers and informational articles.

“The Mid-Atlantic Lean Conference has been designed by lean practitioners for lean practitioners and I’m proud to be among the thought leaders invited to take part in this landmark inaugural event,” said Duggan. “The conference will bring together hundreds of attendees who want to grow and learn through shared knowledge, and I’m confident my sessions will provide practical principles they can put in place in their own organizations to give them the strength they need to win, globally and locally.”

The conference will be held October 7-9, 2012, in Timonium, Maryland. Registration and additional information is available at

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