Sierra College Offers Lean Principles Training on August 9 with the Continuous Improvement Network

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On August 13, Sacramento businesses can learn how to increase productivity using lean thinking at a Lean Principles Training class offered by Sierra College and the Continuous Improvement Network.

In a simulation exercise Sierra College Lean Training, a participant makes robots to identify opportunities to improve processes

Through simulation, participants will gain a firsthand experience in using Lean methods to improve quality while eliminating waste and reducing costs.

In partnership with the Continuous Improvement Network, Sierra College Center for Applied Competitive Technologies (CACT) will offer Lean Principles training from 8 am to 5 pm on August 13 for $195 per person. The training will be held at Rex Moore, 6001 Outfall Circle, Sacramento. To register, go to the Continuous Improvement Network website For additional information, contact Judy Schmidt (916) 747-2162 or judithschmidt(at)sierracollege(dot)edu.

This one-day session will introduce participants to lean thinking and the methodology that is used by organizations to increase productivity. Attendees will learn how to define and understand the different types of waste in their processes that does not add value to customers. The mix of classroom lecture and simulation will give the participants a firsthand experience in using Lean methods to improve quality while eliminating waste and reducing costs.

The Continuous Improvement Network is an association of business leaders committed to learning and sharing continuous improvement methods, founded in 2011. CIN members share information and tour each other’s facilities to see best practices in process improvement.

The Sierra College CACT 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 training for organizations, manufacturers and technology companies throughout Northern California. Additional information is available at or contact Carol Pepper-Kittredge at 916-660-7801 or cpepper-kittredge(at)sierracollege(dot)edu.

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