March 12-13, 2020 | Boston, MA
Join us for a 2-day workshop that utilizes case studies to take you through every step of the value-stream improvement process.
- Learn how to use fundamental lean mapping tools to identify and address issues in the value stream
- Learn to plan and implement a lean value-stream improvement project to achieve sustainable gains
- Be able to identify a project’s anticipated improvements in performance and communicate them to leadership to secure alignment
|Date(s)||March 12-13, 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)|
While many organizations have learned how to create current-state maps as a snapshot of their existing processes, many struggle with creating a future-state map of their value streams. All too often, the future-state map is just a drawing of a preconceived solution rather than the result of a rigorous lean thinking process. In addition, even fewer organizations are able to truly sustain a system-level problem solving effort during and beyond implementation.
This interactive workshop will utilize case studies to take you through every step of the value-stream improvement process: preparation before mapping, current-state mapping, problem solving to design the future state, managing implementation of a lean transformation to plan, and continuing to support the value stream after implementation.
Attendees are encouraged to join this workshop regardless of industry, as there will be several case studies provided to allow participants to examine the one most relevant to their industry.
- Managers, supervisors, lean coordinators, and change agents from any industry with multi-step processes, particularly (though not exclusively) those struggling to implement value-stream changes
- Leaders who want to learn the principles and techniques for value-stream improvement in order to be more effective in developing problem-solving capabilities of their people.
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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Workshop Materials are available for 30 days after the workshop has completed.
Suggested Reading for this Workshop
- Are You Having Problems with Your Problem-Solving? By Tracey Richardson
- How Do I Start My A3?? By David Verble
- Don’t Present Your A3: Share Your A3 By Eric Ethington
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