Mukilteo, WA (PRWEB) August 12, 2012
Gemba Academy, the leading provider of online lean manufacturing and lean enterprise training, is pleased to announce a free webinar to be presented on September 26th. This webinar is by Bob Emiliani and is titled "Lean for Higher Education."
Higher education represents an enormous opportunity for the application of Lean management, yet the focus thus far has been almost entirely on administrative processes. Bob Emiliani will present how Lean principles and practices apply to academic processes to improve individual courses, as well as how to use kaizen to improve entire degree programs. He will provide highlights of his own pioneering Lean experiences in higher education, including faculty and staff reaction, student feedback, and lessons learned. It will also include tips for engaging university employees in efforts to improve academic processes in response to the major changes that are happening today.
Bob Emiliani is a professor in the School of Engineering and Technology at Connecticut State University in New Britain, Conn., where he teaches courses on Lean leadership, Lean supply chain management, failure analysis of management decisions, and research methods.
Prior to joining academia in 1999, Bob worked in industry for 15 years and had management responsibility in engineering (R&D, new product development) and operations (manufacturing and supply chain). He had responsibility for implementing Lean principles and practices in both manufacturing and supply networks at Pratt & Whitney. He is the author or co-author of numerous books and papers on Lean leadership and Lean management.
For more information on this webinar visit http://www.gembaacademy.com/webinars/emiliani-lean-education.html. The recorded webinar will also be available to Gemba Academy subscribers as part of the Complete Lean Package.
Gemba Academy offers over 260 HD-quality video training modules on lean manufacturing and lean enterprise concepts such as 5S, Hoshin Planning, Value Streams, Kaizen Leadership, Practical Problem Solving, Standard Work and Leader Standard Work, Seven Quality Control Tools, Total Productive Maintenance, Just in Time, 3P Production Preparation Process, Kanban, and Six Sigma. In addition there are regular webinars and interviews with lean leaders on topics such as lean healthcare, lean education, lean government, and lean office.
Learn why over 1,000 organizations use Gemba Academy lean manufacturing, lean enterprise, and six sigma training products at http://www.gembaacademy.com.