March 10-11, 2020 | Boston, MA
Join us for a 2-day workshop that has been designed for individuals and teams that want to gain a better understanding of the components and underlying philosophy of lean, and how the elements and philosophy work together to create a Lean Enterprise.
Focusing on three key areas – People, Process and Purpose – this workshop explores how the alignment between those three creates a Lean Enterprise.
Purpose: Learn how all functions, individuals, and systems work together to deliver true value to customers creating competitive advantage and lasting business results.
Process: In order to get real sustainable results in safety, quality, cost, delivery, and morale, one must bring all the tools of lean to work together as a system.
People: The success of any lean transformation depends on the engagement of every employee in the process for continuous business improvement, and their willingness and ability to solve increasingly complex problems.
- Gain insight into the lean management philosophy and methods as well as the organizational structure required for implementing lean in your organization
- Learn the key tools and how they fit together under a business system philosophy designed to continuously improve competitiveness by achieving the highest quality, lowest cost, and shortest lead time
- Understand why lean is fundamentally different from and superior to business models based on mass production
|Date(s)||March 10-11, 2020|
|Duration||8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.|
|Location||Lean Enterprise Institute |
27-43 Wormwood Street
Tower Point, Suite 410
Boston, MA 02210
|Cost||$1,600 (Includes all materials, breakfast, lunch and snacks each day)|
This workshop will demonstrate how building the culture of continuous improvement depends on the alignment between Purpose, Process, People, and the scientific method of PDCA. You will look into the process for formulating and deploying an organizational strategy aimed at delivering maximum value to the customer, discuss the importance of making visible the horizontal flow of value to the customer, and learn about the critical importance of developing employee problem solving capabilities at all levels.
The factory simulation will help you understand the concepts of flow, pull, takt time, kaizen, work cell design, visual management and many others in a total business system context.
Small group discussions will provide an opportunity to share best practices, reflect on your learning, and develop new solutions to bring back to your organization.
The workshop is a mixture of lecture, videos, discussions, and a simulation.
Individuals or teams with little to moderate experience and exposure to lean who are looking to increase their understanding; managers who want an understanding of the total scope of implementing lean.
Learn more about the instructor who will be leading you through this workshop.
Faculty, Lean Enterprise Institute
Karl Ohaus received a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Duke University, School of Engineering, in 1980. For the first 10 years of his career he worked in product testing, design and development for American Standard. During this time, as a Senior Design Engineer, Karl had responsibility for new projects from concept to delivery to the customer.
This exposure to manufacturing and design in both the US and Europe was excellent training and provided Karl with a deep understanding of a wide range of processes and technologies. He was awarded 10 patents during this time. In 1991 Karl joined a company manufacturing machined parts for the automotive industry. Starting in 1995 as President, Karl led the company’s transition to Lean manufacturing.
Karl began educating and consulting in Lean implementation and process improvement in 2003. He draws on his experience using the Lean principles and tools to help client companies create process flow, improve operational performance and better address the needs of the business. Karl’s coaching stresses the management development and employee engagement aspects of change to a Lean enterprise.
Workshops begin at 8:00am and end at 4:00pm. Breakfast and lunch are provided with breakfast beginning at 7:30am.
Breakfast, breaks and lunch are included in your registration fee beginning with breakfast at 7:30am. You are on your own for dinner. LEI staff can provide advice on local restaurants and attractions in the area. Please inform LEI of any food allergies or specials needs.
Workshop attire is business casual
Our workshops are designed to cater to a limited number of participants. If you must cancel a workshop registration, you will be given a full refund up to four weeks before the workshop. A cancellation occurring within four weeks of the workshop will be subject to a $350 cancellation fee. LEI will not be held personally responsible for any incidental cost incurred (hotel, airfare, change fee, etc.). To cancel a workshop registration, please call us at 617-871-2900.
What to Expect After Registration
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Suggested Reading for this Workshop
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