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2015 Users Conference

September 15-16, 2015 in Lexington, KY

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Focus in on Problem Solving….

Regardless of whether you’ve been lean for years or just got started, come join us in Lexington and delve deeper into one of the key tools for a successful, sustainable true lean transformation – 8 Step Problem Solving. You already know the basics, we have divided the two day span to cover four more advanced topics…

Executive Engagement
Creating and Sustaining a Problem Solving Culture
Techniques for Success
Strategy to Deploy Problem Solving

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Speakers Day One

Opening Keynote: Toyota Perspective on Problem Solving in Daily Operations
Wally Palen, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky (TMMK)

Sabrina Butcher, Norfolk Southern Railroad

Larry Sims, Richard Pound, and Brad Dana, Boeing

Jeff Stryker, Chick-fil-A

Speakers Day Two

Jeff Myers, Roderick Riley, and Kyle Sheffler, Union Pacific Railroad

James Simon, Alberta Health Care

Bret Anderson, Toyota Engineering & Manufacturing North America (TEMA)

Eduardo Rivas, Metalsa

Closing Keynote: TPS and Problem Solving
Jamie Bonini, TSSC, TEMA

Panel Discussion Day One

Barriers and Keys to a Continuous Improvement Culture – Glenn Uminger will be joined by Pete Gritton and Cheryl Jones to lead a lively discussion with the audience about the obstacles to embedding Problem Solving in your daily routine and key ways to successfully overcome them.

September is coming fast. Register now, space is limited! Don’t miss this intense two day immersion with other lean thinkers.

Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Collaboration between Toyota and the University of Kentucky's  - Institute of Research for Technology Development - Lean Systems Program and Research & Development. Lexington, Kentucky Tuesday, Oct 28, 2014 Photo by Joseph Rey Au

Why attend?

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…kikuchi

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?

Anyone engaged in transforming their processes is welcome……..all clients of the Lean Systems Program, whether you came to Lexington or we came to your company…….if you have not yet attended any of our trainings, come and see the true lean difference……..

……..facilitators…….lean trainers…….engineers……..team leaders and members……..executives………health care administrators………human resources specialists………fund raisers……….fast food franchisees……….

……….if you are involved in a lean process to run your organization you can benefit from attending our conference.

clientFee: $750.00

We keep our fee low – just enough to recover expenses – to make attendance more feasible. Includes lunch both days. The location in Lexington, Kentucky will be the Carrick House, a historic home that has been preserved and enhanced to be a very special event venue.

Mark your calendar now and start planning to attend.

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For more information:

Contact Sandra Dunn



Photos by Joseph Rey Au