Don't Miss These Great Upcoming Events!
The Lean Turn Around with Art Byrne
Art Byrne is one of the most successful Lean Turnaround CEO’s in the United States, having started with GE in the 1980’s followed by a highly successful and widely publicized lean implementation at Wiremold during the 1990’s. Best-selling business author, Jim Womack, devoted an entire chapter on the Wiremold implementation in his best- selling book, “Lean Thinking”.
The event is scheduled for Friday, April 19th
at Winnebago in Forest City, IA.
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Seating is limited.
Problem Solving to Align Purpose, Process and People with Tracey Richardson
Tracey Richardson, president/owner of Teaching Lean Inc., has over 25 years of experience in Toyota methodologies. The ILC and CIRAS are bringing Tracey to Ames on Tuesday, May 7th.
Tracey is passionate about assisting organizations or companies who are on the "Lean journey" and want support implementing key elements for success and aligning the thinking vertically and horizontally.
During this session Tracey will address the following (to name just a few!):
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Values, principles, competencies and beliefs that guide daily work activities and interactions in the Lean organization.
Lean as a way to do business vs. a short-term improvement program.
Tangible actions to be used throughout the problem solving process to bring the company values to life.
How to recognize gaps in your own environments/culture based on class discussions and exercises
Leadership standardized work/coaching
And much more!
. Seating is limited. COST: FREE for ILC members,
$250 for Non-Members.
Swim Lane Mapping with Rick Brimeyer
Due to its popularity in January, we have added another Swim Lane Mapping Workshop to the 2013 calendar! On June 7th
, Rick Brimeyer will again offer a hands-on Swim Lane Mapping experience at Kreg Tool located in Huxley, IA. Participants will leave confident that they can facilitate a team through a Swim Lane Mapping exercise. This workshop is already 1/2 full
. Register today to reserve your spot!
COST: FREE for ILC members, $250 for Non-Members.
Calendar of Shared Events
The Calendar of Shared Events is available to ALL ILC Members and is located in the Members' Area of the website*.
This calendar provides information about in-house training member organizations have made available to ILC members at no charge. Some upcoming events include:
Continuous Improvement at Pella Corp. on April 2
Team Leader Orientation at Pella Corp on April 3
Far Eastern Kaizen Event at HON in Muscatine April 15-19
Problem Solving 1 & 2 at HNI in Muscatine April 23-24
Those are just a few examples of trainings available to ILC Members! Check out the Shared Events Calendar
today! Do you have in-house trainings you would be willing to open up to ILC members? Contact Tracy with the details at firstname.lastname@example.org
*If you are a member and are not registered for the Members' Area go to the ILC Website
and look for the Members' Area button in the top right corner. Click on it and look for the register button at the bottom of the next screen. If you are a member or an employee of a member organization, you will be granted access within 1 business day.
ILC To Sponsor the Iowa Partners In Efficiency Award
Making our government - city, county, state - more efficient through the implementation of Lean, impacts all of us positively. Since 2010, the Iowa Partners in Efficiency award has recognized the efforts of Iowa government entities to improve their operational efficiency. 2013 marks a move of this award sponsorship to the Iowa Lean Consortium from the Iowa Business Council.
Welcome New Members!
Are you from a government entity that is implementing Lean? If so, consider applying for the Iowa Partners in Efficiency award. Applications will be received between April 15 and June 15, 2013
. Do you know of Lean work happening in a government body? If so, tell them about this chance to be recognized for their work! You can learn more here.
DMB Supply-Des Moines
HP Enterprise Services-Des Moines
State of Iowa
We welcome your ideas! Please share material recommendations with Tracy at email@example.com.