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Jun
4
8:00 AM08:00

Visual Management throughout the Lean Enterprise

If the Bobber goes Under, Give it a Yank!!

Learn to design your own visual management system. Discover how to create an operational excellence war room and see the big picture using a Lego layout.

Implementing visual management techniques is essential for any lean enterprise. It is critical for long-term sustainability. Visual management is much more than posting process related metrics. It will drive daily management and continuous improvement. Key elements and examples of visual management systems will be delivered in this workshop.  Benefits include increased employee engagement, smoother communication among associates and improved productivity, safety, lead time, quality and delivery.

Rating: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

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Jun
4
8:00 AM08:00

Safety and Continuous Improvement Culture Development

Keeping our teams safe while improving our processes

Organizations are legislated to have a safety program, but not a process improvement program.  Creating an environment where safety is the culture is tough. Engaging employees to look for waste in processes is even more difficult. In this workshop you will learn how to build a safe work culture that also looks for improvement opportunities every day, everywhere; how to drive ownership back to employees for safe work habits and improvement activities; how to utilize safety walks and Gemba walks to engage employees in discussions on improvement activities; how to add ergonomics discussions into value stream mapping and how to leverage basic LEAN tools such as 5S and poka yoke (mistake proofing).

Rating: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

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Jun
4
8:00 AM08:00

Introduction to Lean Strategy

Discover the true secrets and insights to Lean Strategy

Lean Strategy is perhaps the most widely talked about – but least understood – elements of lean principles today.  Many claim to understand lean methodologies, such as value stream mapping and Kaizen but very few people have deep insights about the true nature of Lean Thinking and Lean Strategy. Born and raised in Japan and trained and mentored by a number of Toyota and Japanese-trained “sensei’s”, David Koichi Chao brings his years of lean strategy experience to the workshop.  He will explain how lean companies use holistic strategy to build the vision and direction, utilize methodologies such as Kaizen and Kaikaku to build the product and processes, and manage people through specialized people development framework.  David will reveal Lean Sensei’s lean strategy thinking and will help you build your own corporate lean strategy.

www.leansensei.com

Rating: Beginner

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Jun
4
8:00 AM08:00

LEAN Accounting

Aligning Accounting and Operations on the LEAN Journey

Accountants typically do not understand Lean, do not know how to measure Lean improvements and generally have not been asked to participate in Lean activities that usually focus on the shop floor. On the other hand, Operations’ professionals typically achieve great gains and are surprised their efforts are not recognized by the Accountants. It is imperative that Accounting and Operations work together to develop new metrics and “plain English” financial reporting.  This workshop will illustrate what can be done to eliminate the disconnect between Accounting and Operations.

Rating: Intermediate

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Jun
4
8:00 AM08:00

A3 Practical Problem Solving

Deploying Problem Solving Throughout Your Organization

Structured and methodical practical problem solving, grounded in the scientific method (PDCA), provides the foundation for LEAN, LEAN Six Sigma, or any continuous improvement initiative. Broadly deployed, systematic and methodical practical problem-solving dramatically improves an organization's performance and is the foundation for engaging and developing the potential of the people in the organization. This workshop will provide an overview of the seven-step problem-solving method underlying A3 summaries and provide a strategy for deploying practical problem solving throughout the organization.

Rating: Intermediate

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Jun
4
8:00 AM08:00

LEAN and Green

Competing in a Low Carbon Economy

Brett Wills spends the majority of his time helping organizations across North America enhance organizational performance through a focus on Sustainability. He has worked with hundreds of organizations across a broad sector of industries including manufacturing, government, healthcare, retail and the hospitality sector. As a lead facilitator of a Toronto based Sustainability Collaborative, Brett works with leading, sustainability-minded organizations. As Professor of Green Business Management at Seneca College in Toronto, Brett is helping to prepare the next wave of Sustainability Change Agents to enter the workforce. Brett lives in Toronto and is the author of “Green Intentions: Creating a Green Value Stream to Compete and Win” and “Purposely Profitable: Embedding Sustainability into the DNA of Food Processing and Other Businesses”. Brett holds a BA in Economics from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Rating: Intermediate

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Jun
4
8:00 AM08:00

Hoshin Kanri

Linking Lean Systems and Strategic Plans

This hands-on workshop shows attendees how to utilize Hoshin Kanri at the organizational level. Participants will develop a basic lean-based Kanri example and create a Lean Management System charter relevant to their organization. From there, attendees will review how samples of typical types of leading and lagging Key Process Indicators are pertinent to their business. This workshop is conducted in a break-out team format where discussion and cross-learning can occur. 

www.accuridecorp.com

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Jun
4
8:00 AM08:00

Training Within Industry (TWI)

The Missing Link to LEAN

In the Toyota Way Fieldbook, Jeffrey Liker and David Meier state, "The Toyota Method for training is tried and true, and they have used it (Training Within Industry-TWI) for over 50 years". Learn and experience the TWI method of training that was created in the US in the 1940's and why it is still used at Toyota to train people in the Toyota Production System to consistently produce the highest quality vehicles in the world.  An overview of Job Relations (JR), Job Instruction (JI) and Job Methods (JM) programs will demonstrate how this training contributes to the creation of a positive, collaborative work environment.  You will learn how operators can be trained to do a job safely, correctly and conscientiously in a quick time frame and why TWI has been the cornerstone for standardized work and continuous improvement at Toyota since 1951.

www.daretocompete.ca

Rating: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

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Jun
4
8:00 AM08:00

Introduction to LEAN Principles 101

Learning the LEAN Basics

Learn the LEAN basics through presentation, discussion and simulation. In this hands-on, interactive workshop, you will learn the meaning and origins behind some of the commonly used LEAN terms. You will leave the workshop with a better understanding of the basic principles for closing gaps in business performance through the structured use of LEAN methodologies and employee engagement. Presentation and discussion will be followed by an interactive LEAN Simulation. The simulation will walk you through an organization as it transforms from traditional to a LEAN enterprise.

Rating: Beginner

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Jun
4
to Jun 7

PEOPLE-CENTRIC LEADERSHIP 101

FUNDAMENTALS OF PEOPLE-CENTRIC LEADERSHIP

There exists a crisis in leadership today.  According to Gallup polls, only 30% of the workforce is engaged, costing the U. S. billions of dollars in productivity every year. Most people recognize the immense value of inspired and engaged teams, but the question still persists, "How do I achieve and sustain one?"  This workshop will provide organizations with a comprehensive overview of people-centric leadership and the essential behaviors required to build a people centric culture.  PCL involves employees at every level: manufacturing, office staff, management and the CEO.

Rating: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

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Jun
4
to Jun 7

TRANSFORMING SERVICES THROUGH LEAN MANAGEMENT

Delivering Results that MatteR

Featuring global leaders that are using LEAN management strategically to achieve results, this workshop provides a practical, disciplined approach for transforming public and private sector services to bring more value to the customer who uses the services, the employee who provides the services and, in the case of public services, the taxpayer who pays for them. It reviews the five phases of LEAN implementation that organizations can typically expect to go through on their LEAN journey.  It will also provide advice on governance and oversight, leadership and strategic use of LEAN.  The workshop will draw on Canadian and US case studies and will include a simulation exercise.  Upon completion of the workshop, participants will have a clear roadmap for implementing LEAN in public and private sector environments.

Rating: Beginner, Intermediate

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Jun
4
to Jun 7

THE 3P EXPERIENCE

RADICAL IMPROVEMENT, REAL RESULTS

The 3P (Production, Preparation, Process) method allows cross-functional teams to conceptualize, develop, validate, and deploy radical improvement in product and process design. In contrast to incremental “kaizen” efforts that modify an existing process, 3P starts from a clean development slate and entails the rapid design of production processes that can help organizations meet business and customer requirements. The results can drive huge competitive advantage, and apply in a variety of areas – from supply chain and value stream design to facilities and services.

In this workshop, attendees experience a 3P project through an interactive, case study-based learning approach. Ultimately, attendees will gain an understanding of 3P thinking and techniques, opening new avenues for ratcheting up the level of intellectual value embedded in their future product and process designs.

Rating: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

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Jun
4
1:00 PM13:00

LEAN Inbound Logistics

STREAMLINING MATERIAL PROCESSES TO IMPROVE YOUR BALANCE SHEET AND CUSTOMER SATISFACTION

LEAN inbound logistics improves the flow of materials and overall costs while ultimately providing better quality service to your customers. In this workshop, LEAN how to apply lean principles to all aspects of your current inbound logistics network -- including transportation, suppliers, and materials. By developing lean strategies, identifying operational realities, and exploring new tools for implementation, participants will understand how to balance inventory costs with transportation costs and design a better network based on LEAN principles and customer service.

Rating: Intermediate

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