First “Designing the Future” Summit by the Nonprofit Lean Enterprise Institute Explores How Lean Principles Apply to Product Development

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The program includes companies from a wide variety of industries, including automotive manufacturing, healthcare, energy, and anti-poverty research.

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The inaugural Lean Product and Process Development summit is June 19-20, 2018, Traverse City, MI.

I am thrilled that some of the most successful practitioners and leading thinkers have agreed to speak at this important learning and sharing event.

For decades the leading lean organizations focused primarily on how to continuously improve products and services and not on how they were created. That has changed. The best organizations now apply Lean Product and Process Development (LPPD) principles and practices throughout the development process. The nonprofit Lean Enterprise Institute will bring together many of these organizations, June 19-20, 2018, in Traverse City, MI, for the inaugural LPPD summit conference.

The program includes presentations from companies in a wide variety of industries, including automotive manufacturing, healthcare, energy, and anti-poverty research. To foster participation, dialogue, and interaction among presenters and attendees, attendance is limited.

“I am thrilled that some of the most successful practitioners and leading thinkers have agreed to speak at this important learning and sharing event,” said James Morgan, PhD, a former global engineering director at Ford Motor Company during its product-led revitalization under CEO Alan Mulally. Morgan was one of the original LPPD researchers and authors. He is founder and senior advisor for lean product and process development at LEI. In addition to Morgan, speakers include:

  • Howard Kinkade, manager, products management, Gas Compressor Business, Solar Turbines
  • Kendra Leith, associate director for research, MIT D-Lab
  • Jeffrey Liker, PhD, professor, industrial and operations engineering, University of Michigan,
  • Lawrence Marentette, MD, director of medicine, Michigan Medicine,
  • Dave Pericak, engineering director, Unibody/Lincoln programs,
  • Richard Sheridan, CEO, Menlo Innovations,
  • Durward Sobek, PhD, professor and program coordinator, industrial engineering, Montana State University,
  • Randy Stephens, Avalon chief engineer, Toyota Technical Center,
  • James Womack, PhD, author, founder and senior advisor, LEI.

Summit attendees save 25% on these in-depth, pre-summit workshops on June 18:

  • An Introduction to the A3 Process,
  • Designing the Future: A Lean Product & Process Development Immersive Learning Experience,
  • Lean Driven Innovation,
  • Lean Process Creation: Why Developing a Product that Customers Actually Want Requires a Great Process.

To view the complete agenda, please visit: https://www.lean.org/designfuture2018#top

Lean Product and Process Development(LPPD) is a powerful system based on lean management principles for developing new products or services concurrently with the processes needed to deliver them profitably. The LPPD Learning Group is a unique co-learning partnership of leaders from diverse companies that want to dramatically improve how they develop products and services. This select group of companies have demonstrated executive commitment to lean transformations, an enthusiasm for collaborative learning where development work is actually done, and a willingness to share the results with the global lean community. Learn more about the group at lean.org/leanpd/

About the Lean Enterprise Institute
Lean Enterprise Institute Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Cambridge, MA, with a mission to make things better through lean thinking and practice. Founded in 1997 by management expert James Womack, PhD, LEI conducts research, teaches educational workshops, publishes books and ebooks, organizes conferences, and shares practical information about lean thinking and practice. We support other lean initiatives such as the Lean Global Network, the Lean Education Academic Network, and the Center for Lean Engagement and Research in Healthcare at the University of California Berkeley School of Public Health. Visit lean.org for more information

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