Upcoming Events At A Glance!

September 2019

  • 9/13/19 Blending Lean and Design Thinking––Updating your Toolbox at Health Alliance Plan | Troy
  • 9/18/19 Lean Coffee and Gemba Walk at Spectrum Health | Grand Rapids
  • 9/24-9/25/19 Shingo Manufacturing Summit (tours 9/23. "Discover and Enable" workshops 9/26-27) | Detroit
  • 9/25-27/19 Zingerman's Mail Order's Kata Lab | Ann Arbor
  • 9/30/19 Lean Coffee Chat | Zeeland

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  • 8/12-8/13 Michigan Lean Consortium Annual Conference | Traverse City


Lean Coffee Chats

Upcoming Lean Coffee Chats!

CANCELED Holland at Tiara Yachts | Friday, October 11th | 7:30 am

Zeeland at Disher | Monday, October 28th | 7:30 am

Lansing at Neogen | Tuesday, November 19th | 7:30 am

Zeeland at Disher | Monday, November 25th | 7:30 am

What is Lean Coffee Chat?

It's an open atmosphere to discuss all things LEAN, share professional challenges people are experiencing in their LEAN journey, and network with like-minded peers in the Michigan area.

  • Leverage our membership knowledge base
  • Focus on implementation of lean tools
  • Opportunity to network
  • Share best practices
  • Stay connected with other MLC members

ALL FREE for members (+ you can bring a non-member guest for FREE too!)

Kata's Influence on Flexfab!

Oct 18, 2019 | Hastings, MI

This event is for Kata practitioners or those interested in learning more about how Kata is used in a manufacturing setting. During this event the learner will develop a better understanding of the challenge implementing the Toyota Kata methodology in manufacturing. This Gemba will allow participants to see the structure of how Toyota Kata is used on the shop floor and see tangible outcome metric improvements.

2019 Annual Healthcare Symposium

Nov 12, 2019 | Saginaw, MI

Intentional optimization of the 7 Flows of Healthcare

The Michigan Lean Consortium and Lean Healthcare leaders across the state of Michigan are coming together to learn about the new practices and improvements that are happening in healthcare.

The location is centrally located in Saginaw at the new Central Michigan University College of Medicine.

This all-day event (8:30-4pm) will include speakers that will share their using Lean philosophy at their workplace and the impact it could have on yours.

ASQ Detroit Section General Meeting for Nov 2019 

Nov 21, 2019 | Farmington Hills, MI

Engaging Frontline Employees in Problem Solving

Presenter Benjamin Bartlett

Frontline problem-solving is a popular ideal for companies looking to transition to a more Lean-based environment. However, it can be difficult to help employees make the transition when there are many barriers that stand in the way of success which have nothing to do with understanding Lean thinking.

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