Bringing the Lean Transformation Framework to Life at the Gemba

September 23, 2020 | Boise, Idaho

This is not a typical classroom workshop.  Instead, this class takes place at a ‘host’ where we can observe and learn from their gemba.  Through this experience participants will learn to understand through hands-on activity all 5 elements of the Lean Transformation Framework.  Participants will learn first through hands-on simulation followed by practice sessions in an actual work environment. 

The Lean Transformation Framework. Successful transformation calls for a situational approach that is based on innovating key dimensions of any organization through addressing the series of questions above.

Participants will develop a practical capability of observing and improving work, a method for building capability within an organization, and learn how a management system can be developed and applied on the shop floor.  All geared towards a common purpose using foundational lean principles.

“Activity of going to the actual factory and then doing the work story analysis in groups was fantastic learning!”

Learning Objectives:
  • Observe and identify value creating work
  • Observe and measure work to understand the current condition
  • Visualize work and improve work method to deliver greater value
  • Determine needed staffing levels to meet customer demand
  • Engage team members in work improvement to build their capability
  • Establish elements of a management system that support capability building and a lean operating system
Quotes from prior attendees:

“Combination of classroom and factory visit was amazing!  Really enjoyed that.”

“The simulation and gemba were fantastic to see and experience work, as well as how to observe work.  Also, the debriefing and talking through what we saw and learned provided a ton of learning.”

“From this workshop, I will have a better sense of how to support my process engineers when I tell them to ‘go to the gemba’ and what they should measure once they get there.”

Date(s)September 23, 2020
Duration8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
LocationFranklin Building Supply
11700 Franklin Rd. Boise, ID 83709

There is limited onsite parking. We will communicate parking and transportation options closer to the event date.

"Franklin Building Supply’s headquarters is in Boise, ID with locations across southern Idaho, and one in Elko, Nevada. We have served the residential building industry for 43 years through distribution, manufacturing, and installed products. We became 100% employee-owned in 2016 and honored as one of the “Top 10 Best Places to Work in Idaho” in 2019. We have many people who have worked with us for over 20 years with some over 30. Many of our employee-owners describe our culture as being like “family.” We employ 650 hard-working people. We have been on a lean journey for five years with a focus on good housekeeping (6S), small daily improvements, and doing it right the first time. Our lean momentum is gaining speed with support from top management and participation at all levels."
Instructors Scott Heydon
Lara Anderson
Cost$800* (Includes all materials and lunch)