Expand your horizons and attend the
4th Annual Lean Systems Program
2014 Users Conference
October 28-29 in Lexngton, KY!
Our theme this year is Plan-Do-LEARN-Act. Of course the practice of lean is a learning exercise every day. And it’s important for that learning to happen all the way from the team member to the leadership of the company. In fact it’s key for leadership, cultural transformation and growth.
The Users Conference expands the borders beyond the organization, allowing lean leaders from different industries and backgrounds to spend time learning from each other. We have presenters who will share and discuss their real experiences leading their organization’s lean transformation that represent health care, transportation, manufacturing, restaurants and non-profit, just to name a few.
We’ve each been at our workplaces planning and doing. Now we come together and share successes and struggles from our experiences. The Users Conference provides a forum for meaningful exchange of practical learning from each presenter, with discussion and lean principles clarified and emphasized by our experienced instructors.
Your takeaways will greatly enhance your knowledge and ideas as you continue pursuing your Lean Journey.
this year marks the 20th anniversary of our program, which began in 1994 when Fujio Cho, then CEO of Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky wrote a letter to Dr. Kozo Saito, mechanical engineering professor, asking for a cooperative effort in research and training.
What began then has become a reason for reflection and celebration. During the conference, there will be a special dinner event on the evening of the 28th to honor our beginning, toast our present accomplishments, and look forward to the future.
on October 30-31, we are offering a two-day course on the People Side of True Lean. If you are interested in learning more about the cultural DNA of lean and how to foster it in your organization, this is an opportunity to combine your trip and attend both the conference and the course! Learn more…..
Attend for affirmation…
Whether you feel the challenges on your true lean journey are overwhelming or your journey is going smoothly, hearing how others are progressing will increase your knowledge and boost your confidence. Take advantage of the opportunity to ask questions, perhaps questions you wouldn’t have known to ask before hearing about other companies’ implementations.
Attend for confirmation…
Is my company on track? Are we moving in the right direction? Are we performing the correct activities? Is our experience in line with that of others?
Attend to build relationships…
Connect to people in your industry and see a different perspective from those in other industries. Spend time sharing your lean stories with those who will have their own stories to share.
Attend for a status check…
How far has my company traveled and how quickly did we get here? Is our rate of implementation OK? How do we compare with other companies?
Who should attend?
any former students of the Lean Systems Program, whether you came to Lexington or we came to your company…….anyone engaged in transforming their processes is welcome……..
……..facilitators…….lean trainers…….engineers……..team leaders and members……..executives…………health care administrators………human resources specialists………fund raisers……….fast food franchisees……….
……….if you are engaged in a process to run your organization you can benefit from attending our conference.
We keep our fee low – just enough to recover expenses – to make attendance more feasible. Includes lunch both days, the 20th Anniversary celebration on the 28th, and instructional materials. The location in Lexington, Kentucky will be announced soon.
The cost of attending the Anniversary Celebration only is $65.00.
Mark your calendar now and start planning to attend.
For more information:
Contact Sandra Dunn