Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) June 25, 2014
Shook will be joined by fellow keynoters, Rich Sheridan, author of Joy, Inc., and CEO of Menlo Innovations, which is noted for its learning and mentoring culture; and Swen Nater, a former NBA star who learned from legendary coach John Wooden. Jim Huntzinger, president, Lean Frontiers, which is sponsoring the summit with LEI, will deliver the welcoming presentation.
As co-author of Learning to See, Shook helped introduce the world to value-stream mapping. In his latest book Managing to Learn, he describes the A3 management process at the heart of lean management and leadership. Both books won Shingo Research and Professional Publication Awards. He also co-authored Kaizen Express a bi-lingual manual of the essential concepts and tools of the Toyota Production System.
Shook learned about lean management while working at Toyota for nearly 11 years in Japan and the U.S., helping it transfer production, engineering, and management systems from Japan to NUMMI and subsequently to other operations around the world.
Lean Coaching Program
The conference will take place at the Westin Long Beach hotel, 333 East Ocean Blvd., in Long Beach, near the beach and famous attractions such as the Aquarium of the Pacific, Pike Shopping Center, and Rainbow Harbor.
Complete details about Summit presenters, keynotes, breakout sessions, and how to register are available now at c
Organizers said the conference’s unique agenda will give attendees numerous chances to learn and then practice lean coaching skills, which are essential abilities for managers and executives in companies built around continuous improvement. These experiential sessions include:
Breakout sessions include:
Preconference workshops will be held July 28 from 8a.m. to 4p.m.
About Lean Frontiers
Since 2005 Lean Frontiers has provided narrowly focused events aimed at helping organizational silos understand how they can best support lean thinking. The company produces the Lean Accounting Summit, Lean HR Summit, Lean Logistics Summit, TWI Summit, Asia Pacific Lean Business and Accounting Summit, and will soon offer a Lean IT Summit and Lean Sales & Marketing Summit.
About the Lean Enterprise Institute
Lean Enterprise Institute Inc., a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Cambridge, MA, makes things better through lean research, education, publishing, and conferences. Founded in 1997 by management expert James P. Womack, PhD, LEI supports other lean initiatives such as the Lean Global Network, the Lean Education Academic Network, and the Healthcare Value Network. Visit LEI at http://www.lean.org