Sierra College CACT provides Current State Mapping Training in Sacramento on May 6 & 20 for the Continuous Improvement Network

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In May, the Continuous Improvement Network, with training partner Sierra College CACT, will conduct Current State Mapping training to enable Sacramento businesses to create visual diagrams of work flow and identify opportunities for improving processes.

On May 6 and 20, Jes Vargas, Sierra College CACT Trainer, will teach the Lean method of Current State Mapping to help Sacramento businesses visually depict their processes and identify opportunities f

When a team uses Current State Mapping to view the details and flow of a process, they often identify ways to streamline their methods.

Employers can learn how to use Current State Mapping as a tool to increase the bottom line at training offered on May 6 & 20 in Sacramento by the Continuous Improvement Network with training partner, Sierra College Center of Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT). The course will be held at Rex Moore Electrical Contractors at 6001 Outfall Circle in Sacramento. The fee is $240 for CIN Members, $375 for Non-Members and $280 for Government. Register for this event at the CIN website.

Organizations that are embracing Lean tools to reduce costs and increase profitability can benefit from training in Current State Mapping according to Carol Pepper-Kittredge, CACT Director, Sierra College. “Businesses can use Current State Mapping to draw a diagram of a specific process,” said Pepper-Kittredge. “They often discover that employees aren’t handing tasks the same way and many processes aren’t documented accurately. When a team views the details and the flow of a process, they often identify ways to streamline their methods.”

In this workshop, participants will learn how to develop a visual representation of a process through hands-on activities. Then they will practice ways to evaluate which steps add value to the customer, explained trainer Jes Vargas. “This Lean workshop will demonstrate how Current State Mapping is used to identify bottlenecks and unnecessary tasks,” said Vargas. “It is the first step in identifying the cause of problems such backlog and missing customer deadlines. As a result, organizations find ways to eliminate steps and make changes to reduce production time.”

Other upcoming training offered by the Continuous Improvement Network with Sierra College includes Workplace Organization – June 10 & 24; Lean Principles – August 5; and Project Management -- August 26 and September 9 & 23.

About the Continuous Improvement Network
The Continuous Improvement Network (CIN) is an association of business leaders committed to learning and sharing continuous improvement methods. Founded in 2011 by Northern California employers, the CIN provides a gateway to new ideas, motivation and training. The organization offers tours, training and executive forums for companies implementing process improvement strategies.

About Sierra College CACT
Sierra College Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT) is focused on Advanced Manufacturing and is funded through the Workforce and Economic Development program of the California Community College Chancellor’s Office. Since 1992, the Sierra College CACT has provided customized employee training for organizations, manufacturers and technology businesses throughout Northern California. Additional information is available at or by contacting Carol Pepper-Kittredge, CACT Director, Sierra College at 916-660-7801 or training(at)

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