MWCC 2012 Mid-Atlantic Lean Conference Announced

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The Maryland World Class Consortia will hold the 2012 Mid-Atlantic Lean Conference at the Crowne Plaza Hotel and Loyola Graduate Campus in Timonium the week of 5 November, 2012. The week will include 2 main conference days Wednesday and Thursday, the 7th and 8th of November. The conference features five keynote speakers and 32 concurrent presentations, including dedicated presentation tracks in lean healthcare, lean software development and IT, and lean government and education. Nine optional workshops will be offered on Monday and Tuesday, and Friday will feature four half day tours of local lean companies. The event is open to the public.

The Maryland World Class Consortia is very excited to help people in business, healthcare, education and government to connect, learn, share, and grow at the Mid-Atlantic Lean Conference.

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Conference keynote speakers include Mike Rother, known worldwide for his groundbreaking research on Toyota, and how their management methods can improve any group’s performance. His most recent book, “Toyota Kata”, is fundamentally changing the understanding of the improvement, change and adaptiveness needed to meet 21st Century challenges.

Organizations from across the mid-Atlantic region will showcase their successes using lean methods. Aerospace companies, including Northrop Grumman, ATK, Lycoming, and Orbital Sciences, will detail their results. Eight hospitals will explain how lean is helping to drive down waste and the cost of healthcare: Cleveland Clinic, Lehigh Valley Health Network, the Pittsburgh Regional Healthcare Initiative, and others. Howard County (MD) Public Schools will describe how they are better managing facilities and resources, and how their approach can apply to schools and government organizations.

“The Maryland World Class Consortia is very excited to help people in business, healthcare, education and government to connect, learn, share, and grow at the Mid-Atlantic Lean Conference,” says Jeff Fuchs, the MWCC’s Director and the conference organizer.

The Maryland World Class Consortia is a non-profit organization established in 1996 to help organizations of all types to understand lean production and service methods, increase the competitiveness of Maryland business, and grow the Maryland and regional economies.

For complete conference details, please visit the MWCC website: http://www.mwcmc.org/2012Conference

For more information: Jeff Fuchs, MWCC Director, (443) 865-2198 or jfuchs(at)choosemaryland(dot)org.

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