The terms lean manufacturing, lean production, or lean management refer to a complete business system for organizing and managing product development, operations, suppliers, customer relations, and the overall enterprise.
Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) February 27, 2013
The nonprofit Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI) today announced that it will run 13 workshops in Atlanta April 3-5, 2013, on how to implement lean business methods in manufacturing and service industries.
The curriculum, designed for line managers, change agents, function heads, change agents, and continuous improvement professionals, focuses on lean leadership, tools, and concepts. It also includes a session on “gemba” walks, visual management, the 5S, strategy deployment, standard work, lean’s main concepts, problem solving, A3 reports, and value-stream mapping for office and service environments, and many more. For details visit lean.org.
The schedule is:
- 5S - Visual Workplace
- Getting the Right Things Done
- Integrating Visual Management Tools and Leader Standard Work
- Key Concepts of Lean
- Managing to Learn: The Use of the A3 Management Process
- Value-Stream Mapping for the Office and Service
- Lean Problem Solving
- A3 Dojo
- Improvement Kata Experience
- Kaizen: The Culture of Continuous Improvement
- Management Standard Work
- Optimizing Flow in Office and Service Processes
What is Lean?
The terms lean manufacturing, lean production, or lean management refer to a complete business system for organizing and managing product development, operations, suppliers, customer relations, and the overall enterprise. It requires less capital, material, space, time, or human effort to produce products and services with fewer defects to precise customer desires, compared with traditional modern management.
Toyota pioneered lean management as a complete business system after World War II. During the late 1980s, a research team headed by James Womack at MIT’s International Motor Vehicle Program coined the term “lean” to describe Toyota’s system.
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