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2015 Mid-Atlantic Lean Conference

 

 

Upcoming events

    • 02 Apr 2015
    • 01 Apr 2016
    • Various Maryland host/participant facilities
    • 2

    The Maryland World Class Consortia's Lean Peer Groups are designed to help participant organizations build active cultures of continuous improvement.  The peer group approach provides a unique and powerful way to share experiences and learn from others. 

    Participating company leaders from across the region work together to refine and reenergize their continuing Lean Transformations by networking with, and learning from, others in the regional group who are committed to developing a Lean culture.  Lean Peer Group members assess their current conditions, learn how to address improvement opportunities, share experiences and information, learn from MWCC staff and guest speakers, and learn from other participants.

    This Lean Peer Group originally formed in 2014, and this is the second year of their collaboration together.  Participation in this Continuing Cohort is limited to the members of the original 2014 class year. 

    Lean Peer Group participation includes a one-year complementary membership in the Maryland World Class Consortia.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • 20 May 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • CCMIT Conference Center, 692 Maritime Blvd - (RM A307), Linthicum Heights, MD 21090 - Park in Lot A
    • 17

    The One-Day Lean Thinking Overview Workshop provides participants with an introduction to lean principles and tools.  For people just getting started with lean, or for organizations who are ramping up on their lean journeys, this workshop is a must!  Participants will understand:

    • The background and definition of Lean Thinking
    • Key principles of the lean philosophy
    • The Eight Types of Waste found in all business processes
    • An overview of Value Stream Mapping, the tool used to find waste and improvement opportunities
    • The common methods of lean process improvement, including standard work, 5S and visual management, pull systems, setup reduction, cellular processing, and others
    • An introduction to continuous improvement and kaizen improvement concepts
    • A description of the keys to success with Lean Thinking
    • Advice on getting started and first steps

    Each workshop includes a hands-on learning activity that helps solidify the understanding of lean principles and tools.

    This workshop is suitable for everyone: front line and management, manufacturers and knowledge workers, supervisors, senior executives.  No prior exposure to lean is necessary.

    For questions and for those with special dietary needs, contact Marina Nalli-Skelton at marina@leanmaryland.com.

    This workshop will be facilitated by MWCC Executive Director, Jeff Fuchs.  

     

    • 27 May 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • TBD, greater Baltimore area
    • 77

    The Maryland World Class Consortia holds regular meetings each quarter for members, potential members, supporters, and guests.  Each meeting is a half-day "mini-conference" that provide new developments among Consortia members, examples of World Class tools in action, and networking with active practitioners.  

     

    Information on speakers, menus and agenda to be announced. 

     

    Agenda:

    08:00 a.m. - Registration and continental breakfast

    08:30 a.m. - Welcome and announcements

    08:45 a.m. - Guest Speaker 

    10:15 a.m. - Networking Break

    10:30 a.m. - Guest Speaker

    11:45 a.m. - Closing remarks

    12:00 p.m. - Optional networking lunch

    Lunch - Menu to be announced

     

    If you have special dietary requirements, please contact us to arrange alternative dining selections.

     

    Location - Location to be announced

     

    • 04 Jun 2015
    • 8:30 AM
    • 05 Jun 2015
    • 4:30 PM
    • Loyola Graduate Center, 8890 McGaw Rd, Columbia, MD 21045
    • 18

    Many process wastes are a function of the layout of equipment and resources inside a facility.  Operator motion, product transportation, and high inventory levels are often clearly visible, along with defects, waiting, excess processing, and more.  The lean transformation of every production process must eventually address the layout design to enable more lean operations and improve business results.

    The Maryland World Class Consortia, in conjunction with The University of Maryland offers this exclusive course for managers, engineers, and anyone interested in a comprehensive introduction to the systematic process of Layout Design for Lean Operations.  A brief overview of lean principles is included, along with an introduction to applicable lean tools, so no prior exposure to Lean Thinking is needed.

    Your facilitators for this two-day course are Associate Professor Jeffrey W. Hermann and MWCC Associate Director Dave Rizzardo.

    In this course, you will learn:

    • Introduction to Lean Principles and Wastes
    • The Facility Design Process
    • Understanding Product Families and Current State Flows
    • Types of Facility Design Approaches
    • Kanban Pull Systems Design
    • Cellular Processing Design
    • The 5S Workplace Organization System
    • Equipment Considerations
    • People Factors for Facility Design
    • Implementation Issues

    Day 2 of this course features a specially-designed Facility Design Challenge that provides an opportunity for hands-on learning that goes beyond classroom theory!

    Registration includes continental breakfast, lunch, and afternoon refreshments.

    • 15 Jun 2015
    • 20 Jun 2016
    • Various Maryland host/participant facilities
    • 9

    The Maryland World Class Consortia's Lean Peer Groups are designed to help participant organizations build active cultures of continuous improvement.  The peer group approach provides a unique and powerful way to share experiences and learn from others. 

    Participating company leaders from across the region will have an opportunity to develop, or to refine and reenergize their Lean Transformation by networking with and learning from others in the regional group who are committed to developing a Lean culture.  You will assess your current condition, learn how to address your improvement opportunities, share experiences and information, learn from MWCC staff and guest speakers, and learn from other participants.   

    The most recent MWCC Lean Peer Groups have been active in the greater Baltimore area, and in Frederick/Washington counties.  Registrations are currently being accepted for the next Lean Peer Group forming on Maryland's Upper Eastern Shore.  Look forward to future MWCC Lean Peer Groups again in the Baltimore region, and in Maryland's northeastern and western-most counties. 

    Lean Peer Groups are open to MWCC member organizations, as well as to non-members.  Lean Peer Group participation includes a one-year complementary membership in the Maryland World Class Consortia.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • 16 Jun 2015
    • 8:00 AM
    • 18 Jun 2015
    • 4:30 PM
    • Stulz-ATS Training Center, 260 Interstate Circle, Frederick MD 21704
    • 19

    Toyota Kata Learning Workshop

    Toyota Kata is the practice of daily continuous improvement that has been at the heart of the Toyota Production System for decades. Revealed by the research and writing of Mike Rother, Toyota Kata helps groups make great strides toward developing systematic problem-solving for all employees, building coaching and development skills, enabling self-direction, and creating a culture of daily continuous improvement.

    This three-day hands-on course provides the best way to learn the Improvement Kata (IK) and the Coaching Kata (CK): working with both classroom and real-world processes in an actual work environment. The course includes an introduction to IK/CK, and hands-on classroom practice. Participants then work in groups of 4-6, with each group focused on a specific process at the host facility.

    The IK/CK routines you will practice are:

    1. Understand the Direction. Practicing should be related to real business needs and organizational objectives. Improvement is not a theoretical exercise, and IK/CK practice is more effective when it involves meeting actual challenges and goals. 

    2. Grasp the Current Condition. Understanding the Current Condition relative to the overarching Direction is done through the systematic steps of Process Analysis (PA). PA is a routine that enables anyone to quickly define the process capability and pattern of work.

    3. Establish the Next Target Condition. Developing a Target Condition, with an achieve-by date, is an objective that will stretch you and require experimentation, discovery and new learning in order to be achieved.

    4. Iterate Toward the Target Condition. In this step, you conduct experiments against obstacles to gain further knowledge and improve the process in the direction of the Target Condition.

    5. Regular Coaching Cycles. These cycles are where the Learner works iteratively toward the Target Condition. It is a systematic routine for structured dialogue between the Coach and Learner.  The Coach uses the Coaching Kata to provide procedural guidance and adjust the Learner's practice, as necessary.

    Facilitator for the course:

    Jeff Fuchs has over 20 years of lean experience. Since 2008, Jeff has served as Executive Director of the Maryland World Class Consortia, helping member organizations understand lean methods. He is the past chairman of the oversight committee managing the SME/AME/Shingo Institute/ASQ Lean Certification and is the primary instructor of a Lean Leader Certification course designed to meet the requirements of the Lean Bronze Certification standard. Jeff is an active advocate and coach for groups seeking to understand and apply the Toyota Kata method.

    Breakfast, lunch, and an afternoon refreshment will be provided on each day.

    Close-toed shoes are required in Stulz-ATS production area.  Other PPE will be provided, as necessary.

    • 17 Jun 2015
    • 20 Jun 2016
    • Various Maryland host/participant facilities
    • 9

    The Maryland World Class Consortia's Lean Peer Groups are designed to help participant organizations build active cultures of continuous improvement.  The peer group approach provides a unique and powerful way to share experiences and learn from others. 

    Participating company leaders from across the region will have an opportunity to develop, or to refine and reenergize their Lean Transformation by networking with and learning from others in the regional group who are committed to developing a Lean culture.  You will assess your current condition, learn how to address your improvement opportunities, share experiences and information, learn from MWCC staff and guest speakers, and learn from other participants.   

    The most recent MWCC Lean Peer Groups have been active in the greater Baltimore area, and in Frederick/Washington counties.  Registrations are currently being accepted for the next Lean Peer Group forming once again in the greater Baltimore area.  Look forward to future MWCC Lean Peer Groups again in the Maryland's northeastern and western-most counties, and other areas around the state. 

    Lean Peer Groups are open to MWCC member organizations, as well as to non-members.  Lean Peer Group participation includes a one-year complementary membership in the Maryland World Class Consortia.

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    • 17 Sep 2015
    • 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • TBD, greater Baltimore area
    • 80

    The Maryland World Class Consortia holds regular meetings each quarter for members, potential members, supporters, and guests.  Each meeting is a half-day "mini-conference" that provide new developments among Consortia members, examples of World Class tools in action, and networking with active practitioners.  

     

    Information on speakers, menus and agenda to be announced. 

     

    Agenda:

    08:00 a.m. - Registration and continental breakfast

    08:30 a.m. - Welcome and announcements

    08:45 a.m. - Guest Speaker 

    10:15 a.m. - Networking Break

    10:30 a.m. - Guest Speaker

    11:45 a.m. - Closing remarks

    12:00 p.m. - Optional networking lunch

    Lunch - Menu to be announced

     

    If you have special dietary requirements, please contact us to arrange alternative dining selections.

     

    Location - Location to be announced

     

    • 04 Nov 2015
    • 7:30 AM
    • 05 Nov 2015
    • 5:00 PM
    • North Baltimore Plaza Hotel 2004 Greenspring Dr, Timonium MD 21093
    • 235

    The Maryland World Class Consortia will host the 2015 Mid-Atlantic Lean Conference on Wednesday and Thursday, 4 and 5 November, 2015.

    Registration includes continental breakfast, served lunch, snacks and beverages during am & pm breaks, access to all keynotes, presentations, exhibit area, and admission to Wednesday evening's happy hour and informal presentation of 2015 Lean Leadership awards.

    Check our conference web page at www.mwcmc.org/2015Conference for details, keynote descriptions, and a full list of 32 parallel presentation speakers when they become available.  If you are interested in being considered as a presenter, see the conference website for guidelines and application form.  Application deadline is 1 June, 2015.

    Should you require additional information or assistance, please contact conference organizer Marina Nalli-Skelton

     

Past events

21 Apr 2015 Value Stream Mapping and A3 Thinking
17 Mar 2015 Lean Accounting Workshop
04 Feb 2015 February 4, 2015 MWCC Quarterly Meeting
22 Oct 2014 MWCC 2014 Mid-Atlantic Lean Conference
11 Aug 2014 Lean Leadership Visioning Tour
07 Aug 2014 August 07, 2014 MWCC Quarterly Meeting
20 May 2014 May 20, 2014 MWCC Quarterly Meeting
25 Feb 2014 Lean Overview Workshop
11 Feb 2014 February 11, 2014 MWCC Quarterly Meeting
07 Nov 2013 Lean Tools for the Office with Live Simulation
07 Nov 2013 GM Powertrain Allison Transmission Tour
05 Nov 2013 MWCC 2013 Mid-Atlantic Lean Conference
05 Nov 2013 Maryland Lean Government Track - 2013 Mid-Atlantic Lean Conference
04 Nov 2013 Toyota Kata: A Better Way to Coach, Mentor and Develop People
05 Sep 2013 September 05, 2013 MWCC Quarterly Meeting
14 May 2013 May 14, 2013 MWCC Quarterly Meeting
23 Apr 2013 Lean Your Life
13 Mar 2013 March 13, 2013 MWCC Quarterly Meeting
27 Sep 2012 Lean Service Design
27 Sep 2012 September 27, 2012 MWCC Quarterly Meeting
22 Aug 2012 Improving Government with Lean Thinking
08 May 2012 How Lean IT Really Works
08 May 2012 May 8, 2012 MWCC Quarterly Meeting
26 Apr 2012 Transitioning to Daily Kaizen
16 Apr 2012 Leadership Skills & Style Development Program
13 Apr 2012 One-Day Lean Overview Workshop
22 Mar 2012 Training Within Industry (TWI) for Training and Development
23 Feb 2012 February 2012 MWCC Quarterly Meeting
13 Dec 2011 Webinar - The Reshoring Initiative: Bringing Manufacturing Back Home
03 Nov 2011 MWCC Annual Meeting and Awards Celebration
23 Sep 2011 One-Day Lean Overview Workshop
01 Sep 2011 September 2011 MWCC Quarterly Meeting
03 Aug 2011 Maryland Lean Government Conference
05 May 2011 Standard Work for Leaders
05 May 2011 May 2011 MWCC Quarterly Meeting
28 Apr 2011 Policy Deployment (Hoshin Kanri) and Lean Implementation Planning Overview
22 Mar 2011 Building a Dream Team Culture: People-Powered Lean
11 Mar 2011 One-Day Lean Overview Workshop
03 Mar 2011 Developing Exemplary Leadership / Followership
03 Mar 2011 March 2011 MWCC Quarterly Meeting
02 Feb 2011 Lean Sigma for Bio Companies Symposium
28 Jan 2011 One-Day Lean Overview Workshop
07 Dec 2010 Leadership Skills & Style Development Program
03 Dec 2010 Lean Leadership Workshop
01 Dec 2010 MWCC Annual Dinner and Award Presentations
15 Nov 2010 "In the Shadow of Lushan" - Reading and Reception
08 Nov 2010 Extending Lean to Offices and Services
29 Sep 2010 Wright Manufacturing Benchmarking Tour
28 Sep 2010 Selling Lean: The Art of Aligning the Organization and Gaining Commitment
01 Sep 2010 September 2010 MWCC Quarterly Meeting
17 Aug 2010 The Shingo Prize and Self-Assessment
02 Jun 2010 June 2010 MWCC Quarterly Meeting
03 Mar 2010 March 2010 MWCC Quarterly Meeting
01 Feb 2010 Lean Facilitator Certification Program
02 Dec 2009 December 2009 MWCC Quarterly Meeting
09 Nov 2009 Harnessing the Power of Green
28 Oct 2009 One-Day Lean Overview
16 Oct 2009 Leading the Way with Russ Scaffede
05 Oct 2009 Harnessing the Power of Green
02 Sep 2009 September 2009 MWCC Quarterly Meeting
20 Aug 2009 Policy Deployment & Lean Implementation Workshop
20 Aug 2009 A3 and Value Stream Mapping
06 Aug 2009 One-Day Lean Office Workshop
30 Jul 2009 One-Day Lean Overview
09 Jul 2009 A3 and Value Stream Mapping
11 Jun 2009 A3 and Value Stream Mapping
03 Jun 2009 GE Healthcare Technologies Tour - 03 June 2009
03 Jun 2009 June 2009 MWCC Quarterly Meeting
21 May 2009 A3 and Value Stream Mapping
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