• Tuesday, June 25, 2013
  • 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM
  • ELGA Credit Union at 2305 S. Center Road, Burton, MI 48519
  • 7


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"Understanding Lean" – Have you ever peered through a window, only to be amazed at what you see on the other side? Our Lean 101 class will give you a look at the amazing possibilities for the future of your business! The emphasis will be on defining what a Lean Enterprise is and how it is wonderfully different from traditional business practices.
Students will walk away with an understanding of the Lean possibilities within any organization and will have enough understanding of the fundamental tools to explain lean and begin making exciting, positive changes in your work environment.
Topics Covered: 8 Wastes, Standard Work, PDCA, Poke Yoke, 5S, Kaizen, Auditing.
No Lean experience is needed to begin this new journey.

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 at davekippen@yahoo.com.

Debra Levantrosser is the founder and lead adviser of Arbed Solutions, a company dedicated to helping and teaching businesses to make positive, Lean changes to their work. She is also co-founder and vice chair of the Michigan Lean Consortium, an organization utilizing Lean principles statewide to help rebuild the state’s economy. With over 18 years of professional Lean experience, Debra has lead over 300 kaizen events, nearly 75 Lean assessments and helped to identify over $6 billion in savings. She has used the Lean philosophy in health care, manufacturing, law enforcement, insurance, interior design, construction and consulting in over 50 countries. She has worked for Johnson & Johnson, Ford Motor Company, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Exide Technologies and Vassar Brothers Hospital. Connect with Debra via LinkedIn or at debra@arbedsolutions.com.

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