February 4, 2020 | San Diego, CA
This workshop introduces Lean Problem Solving as a teachable, scalable approach based on the scientific method (PDCA), which can be applied to the vast majority of your problems. When linked to core management systems, it helps to strengthen standards and build your lean management system organically, based on your needs. It becomes the nervous system of the learning organization.
- Learn how to follow the steps of the lean problem solving process (PDCA)
- Know how to use different problem solving methodologies in different circumstances (Problem Solving Flowchart, A3)
- Understand what it takes to develop concise problem solving A3’s and or Problem Solving Flowcharts
- Understand and be able to explain the “thinking process” and infrastructure needed to sustain problem solving at all levels
|Date(s)||February 4, 2020|
|Duration||8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.|
|Location||San Diego State University - College of Extended Studies 5250 Campanile Drive San Diego, CA 92182-1925|
|Cost||$800* (Includes all materials, breakfast, lunch and snacks each day)|
Sustaining a lean transformation requires continuous problem solving by everyone in the company. Success hinges on how well we teach and apply a robust, shared problem-solving method at all levels to incorporate “evolutionary learning” into the company culture.
In order to build the culture of problem solving, an organization needs a “Community of Thinkers“, working together on continuous improvement and the A3 problem-solving process which aligns with organization’s business objectives. Their goal is to design a sustainable rigorous problem-solving process that is, in effect, an experimental test of any proposed changes.
In this workshop we will practice several of the problem-solving steps. We will also briefly discuss the infrastructure required to develop and sustain problem solvers, and touch on areas such as strategy deployment, standardized work, visual management and Go and See. “Go and See” will be a key component discussed within ALL the steps of the lean problem-solving process.
We will also discuss how to “bring to life” the Values a Company has set as their guiding principles or mission statements. We will do this by explaining the specific steps/actions to consider while using problem-solving process in daily activities.(i.e. – communication, buy-in, engagement, purpose, customer satisfaction and more). We will discuss each participants “Line of Sight” to the company goals or business plan (Hoshin), normally centered around the key performance indicators (i.e. Quality, Cost, Productivity, Safety, and HR Development).
Managers at all organizational levels and change agents at organizations that want to institute company-wide change.
Learn more about the instructor(s) who will be leading you through this workshop.
LEI Faculty, President Honsha Associates, Honsha Associates
Sammy learned the Toyota Production System while working at Toyota Motors in Japan. For three years he underwent intense practical training at the Honsha Overseas Engineering Division in Toyota City. Then for 13 years, he implemented lean in a variety of Toyota facilities in Japan, Brazil, the United States, and Venezuela.
Sammy has hands-on experience implementing lean principles in other industries, including healthcare, construction, retail, and government. In all, he has helped over 300 companies on their lean journeys. He holds a master’s degree in technology management and has lectured at universities such as Stanford and Harvard. He currently aids companies implementing lean through Honsha Associates.
San Diego, CA
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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