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2012-08-16 23:03:29

The October training sessions on lean methods and concepts use a variety of exercises, case studies, discussions, and experiential learning techniques. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) August 16, 2012 The nonprofit Lean Enterprise Institute(LEI) will run 11 workshops in Seattle October 9-11, 2012, on the social and the technical aspects of implementing lean management in industrial and service companies. The series of workshops will feature sessions on coaching, kaizen, problem solving, lean...

2012-08-12 23:01:35

San Diego State University´s College of Extended Studies will offer a free information session for its Professional Certificate in Lean Enterprise program, which will save companies time and money, on Friday, Aug. 17 from 9-10:30 am. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 12, 2012 San Diego State University´s College of Extended Studies will offer a free information session for its Professional Certificate in Lean Enterprise program Friday, Aug. 17 from 9-10:30 am. What can lean enterprise...

2012-08-08 23:01:38

The 12 Pillars of Project Excellence is being offered at a discounted rate for a limited time only. The book´s author Adil Dalal is a renowned expert on achieving exceptional results through developing a mind-set of excellence and is a foremost thinker on the next generation of leadership. Austin, TX (PRWEB) August 08, 2012 The 12 Pillars of Project Excellence: A Lean Approach to Improving Project Results, by author, Adil Dalal which is being regarded as the quintessential text for...

2012-08-02 23:00:51

The Lean Enterprise Institute opens registration for the workshop aimed at lean management leaders and IT managers. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) August 02, 2012 The nonprofit Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI) will present the workshop Lean IT to help companies align information technology practices with lean management efforts. The workshop will run September 18, 2012, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown in Indianapolis. Sustainable improvement and innovation in information...

2012-07-30 23:01:43

Advancing lean thinking and practice in every endeavor everywhere is the mission of the nonprofit Lean Enterprise Institute as it prepares to mark its 15th anniversary this week, according to CEO John Shook. Cambridge, MA (PRWEB) July 30, 2012 To mark its 15th anniversary on August 1, 2012, the nonprofit Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI) today offered some lessons learned about how to achieve successful lean transformations. “Lean is often misunderstood as cost-cutting,” said LEI...

2012-07-16 06:27:44

LEXINGTON, Ky., July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Manufacturing Pulse (www.ManufacturingPulse.com), a free online news resource, was announced today by Gray Construction. Manufacturing Pulse combines the latest manufacturing news with exclusive related commentary and analysis from select nationally-known commentators as well as the National Association of Manufacturers. The first featured contributor is University of Michigan professor Jeffrey Liker, Ph.D., author of "The Toyota Way"...

2012-07-16 02:23:21

PITTSBURGH, July 16, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Simpler®( )Consulting, L.P., a leading global management consulting firm, today announced the release of a new book, Simpler Healthcare(SM). The book, authored by Simpler Chief Executive Officer Marc S. Hafer, details how six hospitals have applied Lean healthcare concepts to transform operations, improve patient outcomes, reduce costs and increase patient and staff satisfaction. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120227/NE58822LOGO )...

2012-07-10 23:00:29

At Lean Advisors it is their mission to provide their clients´ entire organization with online and onsite Lean Advisor Training. The Lean Advisors recognize that the most effective skills are needed to reach true success in an organization. Through their valuable Lean Advisors Training, Lean Advisors can now use their innovative techniques and extensive consulting to assist their clients in transforming their business to reach its fullest potential. Ottawa, Ontario (PRWEB) July 10, 2012...

2012-07-09 06:30:18

TEMPLE, Texas, July 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Scott & White Healthcare announced today the creation of a wholly-owned subsidiary devoted to improving health care delivery processes through the implementation of Lean principles. Lean tools have been credited with the success of Toyota and other manufacturers in waste reduction and improved productivity. Steve Hoeft, a leading practitioner and teacher in applying Lean techniques in health care systems, has been named chief executive...

2012-05-29 08:59:58

For a year and a half, the University of Michigan Health System turned one of its head and neck surgery practices into a laboratory. The goal: to see if ℠lean thinking´ techniques pioneered by the auto industry could be applied to the operating room in ways that simultaneous improved service for patients as well as improve overall efficiency. The answer was a resounding, “Yes.” Turnaround time between surgeries fell by more than 20 percent, while measurements...