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Kaizen Rapid Improvement

February 28th 2017 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

This workshop will provide the education and experience that is necessary for you to deploy rapid improvement teams at work. You will learn to measure what is important, gather the necessary resources, decide who does what, and set and accomplish a one week schedule for project completion. Most importantly, you will see how to accomplish more in less time than most teams take to agree on what they should be doing.

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Maximizing Throughput with TOC

March 7th 2017 08:00 am to 12:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

There are many tools used under the “lean manufacturing” banner. How do they actually increase your bottom line? We work in a world that expects the utmost speed in processing orders. You need the speed and reliability in all of your processes while taming the 3 process laws that many methods ignore or try to violate. This workshop will provide you with the information that is necessary to start gaining velocity in your shop and in the office.

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Intro to A3 Problem Solving

March 8th 2017 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

As a Lean tool, A3 reporting addresses the root causes of problems that arise every day at work.  When used properly, the A3 process dramatically increases the probability of success. Leading companies, such as Toyota, to use the A3 report to train engineers, supervisors and managers in a proven and structured problem-solving approach.

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Seminar: Tools For Finding the Real Root Cause

March 9th 2017 07:30 am to 9:30 am at Hennepin Technical College Eden Prairie Campus

Finding a solution to a problem isn’t the hard part. The problem usually returns when you haven’t isolated the true cause. Fixing an issue quickly is easier than understanding why it happened. Identifying the true cause may involve a team or several tools - from simple but effective “5 whys” to more extensive 8D or 8-Step methods. Our peer presenters will share their experience with what worked well, what didn't, and why. Join us to hear some lessons learned that may work for your company!

Presented by QTS Packaging and TSI, Inc.

Co-Sponsored by S.E.S. Inc.

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Employee Performance Management and Coaching

March 9th 2017 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

Participants are introduced to an Employee Success Assurance Model, and tools for carrying out on-the-job training with structured checklists and job aids. They will practice setting goals, communicating clear expectations and constructive feedback. Tools for recognizing high performance are provided, along with low-cost means for rewarding employees.  Participants will identify causes of performance problems and learn new coaching strategies for attendance and attitude issues. Likewise, guidance is provided for conducting coaching conversations and annual performance appraisals.

This workshop is full. We have scheduled another Employee Performance Management and Coaching class on Thursday, June 1. To register for the June 1 workshop scroll down this page.

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Corrective Action/Preventive Action (CAPA)

March 16th 2017 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

This introductory course will provide the knowledge and tools necessary to perform a proper investigation in order to successfully identify, capture and understand all the possible causes why something (bad or good) occurred. With this, we will dispel the age-old myth that there is “one true root cause”. After all the possible reasons are captured, they can be prioritized and effective corrective and preventive actions can be implemented.

 

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Measuring the Right Things.

March 21st 2017 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

“You get what you measure” is a truism among managers. Therefore, it is of critical importance that you “measure the right things” to get the performance you desire. In this case, the intended outcome is performance improvement. So, don’t get caught in the trap of using historical accounting measures to measure and motivate current and future performance improvements! Attendees should bring examples from your company of two successful and two not-so-successful measures for discussion that you are comfortable sharing with the group.

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Maximizing Team Performance

March 23rd 2017 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

Through simulations and activities, participants will learn both what gets in the way of teamwork, and what fosters teamwork. Exercises demonstrate how to align people around common goals, and clarify roles among team members. Through video, discussion and group exercises, attendees will practice team processes, communication and decision-making. Learn how to build an environment that fosters creativity from all team members. Tools are provided for soliciting feedback from their teams on how well they are performing, and each student is encouraged to create an Action Plan for improvement.

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Project Management for Manufacturers

March 28th 2017 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

This course is about successful project implementation. Study critical steps that highly impact effective projects. Learn to develop plans, actions, budgets, and metrics to define success, establish realistic goals and schedules, effectively communicate project responsibility and deadlines, and respond to workload and people problems in a timely and productive manner. This is a Practical Application Workshop. Bring an active project to customize for your business.

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Setup Reduction

March 29th 2017 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

Excellent workshop for machine operators! Send teams to learn how to reduce setup times and eliminate waste on virtually any operation or machine. Participants will learn the tools necessary to conduct a setup reduction event.  These tools will then be applied to a simulated process, where they will identify wastes, make improvements and track their progress.  Various options to “sustain the gains” achieved during the process will also be covered. To apply the tools to your own process you are asked to send the instructor a video prior to the workshop. Contact ma@mfrall.com for more information.

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Leading and Training Improvement Teams

April 4th 2017 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

The cornerstone of implementing a Lean Enterprise is getting a critical mass of people on board headed in a direction toward improvement. For that you need champions and leaders that others will commit to working with as a team. And, you want these leaders to have the skill set to be able to effectively transmit skill and knowledge to others. This workshop will help you do that well!

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Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning

April 5th 2017 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

Sales, Inventory and Operations Planning (SIOP) is a forward looking integrated management process, that when executed regularly and routinely will profitably satisfy customer expectations all the time.  SIOP is a structured process to deal with issues, communicate, and make decisions.  It is a methodology for the management team to collectively decide the priorities of the business and when correctly implemented, it is a Demand and Strategy driven process, the link between agreed upon strategic choices and execution.  Participants will learn what an effective SIOP process looks like and will be given the tools to implement back in their organization.

 

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The Role of the Leader

April 6th 2017 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

As a leader one needs to get work done through other people, which requires developing skills in effective delegation. This workshop provides participants with guidelines for delegation plus a worksheet for and opportunity to practice effective assignment of a task. Participants then also learn the importance of "setting others up for success" by holding and communicating expectations for high performance.

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Lean in Contract Manufacturing

April 11th 2017 01:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

How does lean, a process developed around assembly line manufacturing, work in a low volume, high mix environment?  This four hour workshop is not designed to teach you lean tools but rather to give ideas and insights on how to apply them in a contract manufacturing environment. 

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2017 Manufacturer of the Year Awards

April 13th 2017 06:30 am to 10:00 am at Golden Valley Golf and Country Club

Join us to celebrate and recognize those companies that share information and continuous improvement experiences with fellow manufacturers to strengthen the local manufacturing community. This year's winners are Midwest Industrial Tool Grinding, Inc., MGK, and Shutterfly, Inc.

Limited seating. Register by April 6. No walk-ins please.

Buffet breakfast begins at 6:30am. Program begins at 7:30am.The ceremony will be held at the Golden Valley Golf and Country Club, 7001 Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley Road, Golden Valley, MN 55427.

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Mistake Proofing.

April 18th 2017 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

People don’t want to make mistakes, but all workers make them. Learn how simple Poke-Yoke fool proofing may remove the possibilities for error.  Production devices or design for assembly criteria can eliminate mistakes before they happen. Achieve the reliable, continuous flow of Lean manufacturing.

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Overcoming Resistance to Change

April 19th 2017 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

You know the basic continuous improvement tools. But, how do you use them to effectively transform the company? You need to know how to start, how much to tackle at once, who you need to involve, what results to expect, and what kind of resistance you will encounter.

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Leadership Style and Versatility

April 20th 2017 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

Leadership means getting work done through other people – which  requires influence skills.  Research shows that the most effective leader-managers have developed a specific set of influence skills: skills in Style Awareness and Versatility. During the program they learn about the strengths and potential blind spots of their own style and that of others. They also learn to identify other people’s styles and how to adjust their style to relate more comfortably with others. A focus is placed on applying understanding of style differences and versatility to issues of supervision and leadership. 

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6 Sigma Green Belt Certification

April 25th 2017 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

These courses will allow all attendees to participate in interactive exercises that demonstrate in a practical manner the application of basic 6 Sigma principles and problem-solving tools. The application of these improvement techniques applies equally to the plant or office, whether service or manufacturing. Required workshops in this certification: Define and Measure - April 25; Analyze - May 10; and Improvements and Controls - May 24. Consider bringing a laptop to the classes and download a free 30-day trial version of Minitab prior to the first class. www.minitab.com. Minitab may not be downloaded via IOS.

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Finance and Accounting for Non-Financial Managers

April 26th 2017 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

In this intensive two-day course, you will gain an understanding of the balance sheet, income statement and cash flow statement and how to use that information to evaluate alternatives for more effective decision making. This course will strengthen your business acumen and help you master the financial language of business.  It will show what the numbers really mean to enable you to recognize opportunities to improve profitability and cash flow. When you return to your company, you will know the advantages and disadvantages of different types of financial data to help you accomplish your department and company goals. This two-day workshop will be held April 26-27, 2017.

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Design of Experiments (DOE)

May 2nd 2017 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

DOE statistical tools can be applied to improve quality, processes, designs and many Lean and 6 Sigma problems. It is a powerful statistical method to develop mathematical transfer functions (eg. V=IR, but too complex for first principles) or relationships of a result based on complex dependencies. Engineers will often use the logical, but expensive, method of changing one factor at a time (OFAT) while holding the rest constant.  he better alternative often is DOE which reduces the number of experiments while returning greater knowledge at minimum cost!

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Conflict, Communication and Collaboration

May 4th 2017 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

Communicating and managing conflict are among the most important and challenging jobs of leaders. Participants become more aware of conflict management strategies and when each of them might be appropriate.  Participants learn techniques for effectively raising issues with others and how to respond to defensive reactions. They also have the opportunity to practice collaboration skills (i.e. win-win problem solving and principled negotiation) through one-on-one skill practices and small group exercises.

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Business Process Improvement Simulation

May 9th 2017 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

If you dissect your lead-time, how much of it is buried in office processes?  Let’s face it, the greatest area for opportunity enhancement is in all the non-value added activities we do with the majority of these lying in our business processes/transactional environment, the “behind the scenes” work. In this session, you will adapt proven manufacturing improvement processes to business systems. Participants will experience real process improvement by applying lean thinking and methodologies to a simulation activity. 

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Seminar: Improving Equipment Reliability

May 11th 2017 07:30 am to 9:30 am at Normandale Community College

Are all of your employees engaged via a plan, metrics, and a process to optimize your equipment? Engaging your maintenance, engineering, and production employees in a TPM program will help ensure equipment is safe and working correctly when you need it. It will also help minimize equipment breakdowns, defects, and parts needing to be reworked. Our peer presenters will share what has worked, what hasn’t, and answer your questions to help improve your equipment’s overall effectiveness and reliability.

Presented by Eaton Corporation and The Toro Company

Co-Sponsored by CBRE

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Successful Contract Management

May 11th 2017 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

Companies are dependent on supply chain partners for successful operation. Once you agree on delivery of the right product or service at the right price at the right time, how do you ensure the supplier will meet the results you need? When is a formal contract warranted to document your negotiation? What recourse do you have if your supply chain partner does not fulfill their end of the agreement? Protect your company and the supplier partnership, limit liability, and document critical terms. Develop a strategy for what goes in a contract after you have successfully negotiated with your supply chain partners. Learn key contract terms, the difference between different types of contracts, and gain a better understanding of what a well-written contract looks like. This workshop was originally scheduled on February 14. New date is May 11.

 

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Accountability Systems through Tier Management

May 16th 2017 07:30 am to 3:30 pm at Honeywell Aerospace

This workshop presents a concise, behavior-based model with specific management tools. The Lean management system is built on a tier structure with practices, tools and behaviors that address organizational issues in order to strengthen integration of the “hardware” and “software” of Lean for sustained success. Space is limited. No substitutions unless we are notified 5 business days in advance. This workshop will be held at Honeywell Aerospace, 2600 Ridgway Pkwy, Minneapolis, MN, 55413. Please bring a photo ID to the class.

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Lean and Effective Quality System Development

May 17th 2017 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

This workshop provides tools and framework needed to identify requirements and risks, and to custom build a quality system to match your company’s needs and culture. With an eye toward current and future regulations, implementing best practices across industries and a common sense foundation, you can build a quality system to make your company stronger and smarter.

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The Frontline Leader’s Role in the Hiring Process

May 18th 2017 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

When you follow an effective process for interviewing and selection, the chances are greatly increased that a good hire will be the result. The organization should see a reduction in costs due to turnover, retraining, and negative impact on department morale that often results when the wrong person is hired for the job. 

 

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Lean Manufacturing Simulation

May 23rd 2017 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

Attendees participate in an interactive business simulation game that demonstrates, in a practical manner, the application of lean principles.  They will be split into competing companies and will work on a simulated manufacturing floor, building product during four business cycles. Between each business cycle the competing company teams will have the opportunity to utilize the tools they learned in the workshop.

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Employee Performance Management and Coaching

June 1st 2017 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

Participants are introduced to an Employee Success Assurance Model, and tools for carrying out on-the-job training with structured checklists and job aids. They will practice setting goals, communicating clear expectations and constructive feedback. Tools for recognizing high performance are provided, along with low-cost means for rewarding employees.  Participants will identify causes of performance problems and learn new coaching strategies for attendance and attitude issues. Likewise, guidance is provided for conducting coaching conversations and annual performance appraisals.

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Visual Management & 5S Improvements

June 6th 2017 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

Customers, employees and suppliers can tell a well-run plant and office without a narrated tour. The visual clues are everywhere. This is a straight-forward approach that impacts your customer and employee image, productivity and sales. This workshop also includes Office Visual Management & 5S. 

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Working with Different Personalities.

June 8th 2017 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

Differences in personality types and individuals communication STYLES can cause tension among co-workers and breakdowns in team performance. Join us and learn to recognize, appreciate and adapt to different personality types/communication STYLE differences.  You will learn how to be versatile/adapt to other STYLES in order to capitalize on   their strengths/bring out the best in your co-workers, reduce interpersonal tension and thereby maximize team performance. Pre-work will be sent prior to the workshop.

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Root Cause Analysis

June 14th 2017 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

Does the desire to act overpower the need to understand?  Understanding the problem, the process, the people and the distinctions between the types of causes are all stepping stones to continuous improvement.

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Supply Chain Negotiation Strategies

June 21st 2017 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

Companies are dependent on their supply chain partners for successful operation.  Ensuring you receive the right product at the right price at the right time can be an extreme negotiation challenge.  A success negotiation can strengthen your supplier relationships for years to come where a bad experience can create havoc on your entire operation.

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Building Your Maintenance System & Culture

June 22nd 2017 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

Maintenance is a valuable and key part of your continuous improvement journey; do you have a culture and tools to support that journey? In this workshop, you will learn how to build and maintain a robust preventative maintenance system from the ground up. Learn how to ensure the success of your PM program using the fundamentals of Lean, 5S, Autonomous Maintenance and culture change.

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Persuasive Coaching & Influencing

June 27th 2017 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

It takes more than a title and some authority to effectively lead people; ask anyone newly promoted into a leadership role!  And it’s even harder without the title. This workshop takes team leaders to the next level by showing them how to finesse their way to team success, navigating the politics and personalities that are sometimes roadblocks to success. This course assists participants with understanding and developing the influence and persuasion skills that make them more effective as team leaders.

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Advanced Kanban Systems

June 28th 2017 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

Pull systems and Kanbans are tools and concepts that can be used across the whole value stream. Over the years, Kanban systems have been developed and adapted to support very specific needs. They can be found to manage a finished goods supermarket, to schedule batch process equipment, to manage and reorder purchased parts, to deliver material to an assembly line or to level production across an entire mixed model value stream. All these types of pull systems help to simplify decision making, improve cash flow and provide superior delivery performance. This workshop demystifies many versions of Kanban systems. Participants learn many practical details that make a difference in the effectiveness of the supply chain. Date rescheduled to Wednesday, June 28 (original date was June 7).

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Continuous Improvement Idea Systems

July 11th 2017 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

Successful companies understand the competitive edge that can be gained by engaging their workforce in implementing daily improvements.  However, just asking for suggestions without having a way to deal with them can result in overwhelming a company’s resources and frustrating everyone.  Discover effective tools and methodology for developing a continuous improvement idea system that builds teamwork, energizes employees, and builds a sustainable competitive advantage for your business.

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Standard Work

July 12th 2017 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

“Without Standard Work, there can be no improvement.” This statement is a central truth of the Toyota Production System. Standard work defines the current best work process. It is the baseline for continuous improvement and is a tool used in auditing processes. Therefore, conformance to standard work contributes to the results you need to stay competitive, but is something we really don’t want to do. Until you can apply repeatable standard work successfully, improvements will yield less than their full potential and backsliding will be prevalent.

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Failure Mode and Effects Analysis and Design for Manufacturability and Assembly

July 17th 2017 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

Learn two different tools for improving new and existing designs. FMEA will enable a cross-functional team to evaluate a design and determine potential negative effects, prioritize the effects by quantifying their magnitude, and identify and implement actions to address the effects. DFMA will enable a cross-functional team to evaluate components to ensure they are manufacturable, evaluate parts to ensure they are “necessary,” and evaluate the characteristics of an assembly: part-to-operator interface, part-to-part interface, fastening methodology, non-value steps.

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Intro to 6 Sigma

July 18th 2017 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

This introductory overview course will allow attendees to participate in interactive exercises that demonstrate the application of 6 Sigma principles and the interaction of Lean tools. These improvement techniques apply equally to the plant or to the office, in service or manufacturing.

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Value Stream Mapping

July 25th 2017 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

Value Stream Mapping is one of the most important tools for lean manufacturing. It lays out a visual picture of the vision you and your employees have created for your more productive future. It identifies individual process steps where waste can be removed. This hands-on workshop will provide you with the information and experience that is necessary to start implementing value stream mapping on the shop floor and in the office. Participants will be working in a simulated manufacturing plant and learn to apply lean manufacturing techniques to remap the future state of their processes.

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Engaging Your Workforce in Daily Improvements

August 2nd 2017 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

Are you a fast-growing company facing ramp-up issues? Do you have long-tenured employees who may retire soon? Are you facing challenges in building an improvement culture? Training Within Industry (TWI) is a successful, long-proven method of documenting, training, and improving standard work in all areas. This workshop was originally scheduled on February 16. New date is August 2.

 

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Toyota's 8-Step Problem Solving

August 8th 2017 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

This introductory course will provide the knowledge and problem solving skills to arrive at the true root cause of your problems and prevent problems from reoccurring. You will learn the value of “Genchi Genbutsu” - Get your boots on, Go and See. You will also learn how to apply the 8-Step Problem Solving Methodologies and capture the findings in concise A3 Reporting.  The 8 step approach is a practical method that can be rolled out to every person in the organization.  You no longer have to limit your problem solving skills to a single group of technically minded individuals. This method of problem solving can be used both in a manufacturing or service environment.

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Leaders Standard Work

August 22nd 2017 08:00 am to 4:00 pm at Golden Valley Training Center

The new production system that companies create during their Lean journey requires a new way of managing the operation: a Lean management system. Standard work for leaders is the engine that drives the Lean management system and is crucial to any successful Lean implementation. Learn how to implement the daily practices of managers that are necessary to provide a cultural support system for your Lean journey.

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