Institute for Operational Excellence to Hold Advanced Lean Value Stream Design Training Event in Houston

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Shingo Award-winning author Kevin Duggan to keynote seminar. Course will help attendees leverage advanced lean concepts to achieve Operational Excellence in complex manufacturing environments.

The Institute for Operational Excellence (IOE), the leading educational center providing training and innovative products for achieving Operational Excellence, announced today that it will continue its series of training classes in select U.S. cities with a four-day course on Advanced Value Stream Design in Houston, Texas, from February 9 – February 12, 2015. (Event website:

The training is designed to help everyone – from business owners and CEOs to operations personnel and office staff – who want to evolve their traditional lean efforts from an endless journey of eliminating waste to achieving Operational Excellence in months.

The event will be led by IOE founder Kevin Duggan (Shingo Award-winning author of Design for Operational Excellence: A Breakthrough Strategy for Business Growth) and other Institute faculty, who will teach attendees how to achieve Operational Excellence and improve their top and bottom line through five classes:

  •     Achieving Operational Excellence for Real Business Results
  •     Value Stream Mapping
  •     Creating Mixed Model Value Streams
  •     Creating Flow Through Shared Resources
  •     Value Stream Flow in the Office

“We’re thrilled to have the opportunity to bring this unique and proven training course to Houston area organizations who are ready to take their lean programs further to achieve Operational Excellence and improve their top and bottom line,” said Kevin Duggan, IOE founder. “Through a combination of class instruction, hands-on activities and case studies of real-world success of the training topics, attendees will learn how to design value streams that flow autonomously at the rate of customer demand so that management can spend less time running the business and more time growing it.”

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About the Institute for Operational Excellence

The Institute for Operational Excellence is a recognized leader and expert resource for organizations and individuals who want to design their lean enterprise to achieve Operational Excellence. Its 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 and conference speakers. The Institute also offers a complimentary professional membership that allows individuals to gain access to over 25 how-to articles, podcasts, and videos on achieving OpEx in a variety of industries. For more information or to enroll as a member, please visit

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