• Friday, September 26, 2014
  • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • ELGA credit union Administration Building 2305 S. Center Road, Burton, MI 48519
  • 11


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“Implementing Lean" – The next class in the series expands the scope of the Lean Leader to the Value Stream level. More advanced Lean tools will be taught to support Value Stream wide improvement.   
Students will walk away with an understanding of what a Value Stream is, how to map it and some of the advanced countermeasure tools used to improve performance.

We will take a look at: Value Stream Mapping, Kanban, SMED, Heijunka, Visual Management, One Piece Flow, Facility Assessments, Facilitation.
Target Audience: Anyone who has been practicing Lean for some length of time and is looking to enhance their skill set and share their best practices and lessons learned.   

Speaker Bio: 
For the past 8 years, Dave Kippen has served as a Lean leader, coach and educational instructor. He currently works at Milsco Manufacturing in Jackson, MI. Dave’s passion is to aid in the development of leadership and growth throughout all levels of the organization. During this time, Dave has successfully coached more than 250 people through Lean 101 classes, 20 Leaders through Lean 201 classes and facilitated well over 100 Kaizen events throughout the United States and Europe. In addition, Dave is Bronze certified through the SME/AME/Shingo Prize/ASQ Partnership. For more information, please connect with him via his LinkedIn profile or atdavekippen@yahoo.com.

Brad Brown is a career firefighter with over 18 years of experience, serving the last four as a strategic planning officer and lean champion for the City of Grand Rapids Fire Department where he has embraced the use of data driven decision making. Having a lifelong passion for learning, Brad is currently halfway through a four year executive fire officer program at the national fire academy and holds a Master’s degree in Executive Fire Leadership. He has presented numerous times over the past several years for the Michigan Lean Consortium, University of Michigan Industrial Engineering Program, American Society for Quality and the Center for Public Safety Excellence. Brad is co-founder of Invica performance improvement, a company dedicated to increasing value to customers through the utilization of lean methodology. When not learning or working, Brad spends time on the family farm with his Wife, two young children and way too many animals.


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