Workshops run from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Westin Atlanta Airport hotel. For complete content descriptions and to register, go to the Training page of the LEI web site at: http://www.lean.org/Events/ or call (617) 713-2900. Space is limited.
The workshops are: Value-Stream Mapping, Creating Continuous Flow, Business Process Value-Stream Mapping, Change Agent Skills, Making Materials Flow, Creating Level Pull, and Train the Trainer in Value-Stream Mapping. LEI workshops teach actual applications, not just concepts, in plain language with the case studies, worksheets, formulas, and methodologies managers need to begin implementation.
Three of the workshops are based on LEI workbooks that received 2005 Shingo Research Prizes. Creating Level Pull, Making Materials Flow and Creating Continuous Flow are based on workbooks by the same names. Each workbook received a Shingo Prize in 2005 from Utah State University.
LEI runs workshops in a different region of North America every month on how to implement lean principles in manufacturing and non-manufacturing processes.
Lean principles cut costs and inventories rapidly to free cash and resources, which is critical in a competitive world economy. Lean supports profitable growth by improving productivity and quality, reducing lead times, and freeing resources. For example, it frees office and plant space and increases capacity so companies can add product lines, in-source component production, and increase output of existing products. Companies implementing lean can take advantage of economic growth by increasing sales while controlling costs.
The Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit training, publishing, and research center founded by James P. Womack PhD, in August 1997 to give people simple but powerful tools that enable them to apply a set of ideas known as lean production and lean thinking, based initially on the Toyota Production System. For more information visit the LEI News page at http://www.lean.org/WhoWeAre/LEINews.cfm.
CONTACT: Chet Marchwinski of The Lean Enterprise Institute,
+1-203-778-0670, Email Contact