Eleven Lean Management Workshops Set for Seattle

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The October training sessions on lean methods and concepts use a variety of exercises, case studies, discussions, and experiential learning techniques.

The nonprofit Lean Enterprise Institute(LEI) will run 11 workshops in Seattle October 9-11, 2012, on the social and the technical aspects of implementing lean management in industrial and service companies.

The series of workshops will feature sessions on coaching, kaizen, problem solving, lean leadership, and value-stream mapping for manufacturing and service environments, among others.

The workshops, which will run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Seattle Airport Marriott are:

  • Key Concepts of Lean
  • Kata Improvement Experiment
  • Lean Problem Solving
  • Transformational Leadership: An Experiential Program for Lean Leaders
  • Value-Stream Mapping for the Office and Service
  • Developing People with Capability for Lean
  • Kaizen: The Culture of Continuous Improvement
  • Managing Value-Stream Improvement
  • Coaching Skills for Lean Implementation Leaders
  • Management Standard Work
  • Optimizing Flow in Office and Service Processes

Tuition ranges from $800 to $2,995 and includes all participant materials, breakfast, lunch, and snacks each day. Complete details about course content, instructors, discounts, and how to register are at: http://www.lean.org/Workshops/WorkshopCalendar.cfm?cureventid=118. Information also is available by email from registrar (at) lean (dot) org or by calling 617-871-2900.

Lean Community Resources
LEI 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.

Lean Enterprise Institute
Lean Enterprise Institute, Inc. was founded in 1997 by management expert James P. Womack, Ph.D., as a nonprofit research, education, publishing, and conference company with a mission to advance lean thinking around the world. The Cambridge, MA-based nonprofit conducts research projects and supports other lean initiatives such as the Lean Education Academic Network, the Lean Global Network and the Healthcare Value Network. Visit LEI at http://www.lean.org for more information.

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