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Upcoming events

    • 10 May 2018
    • 7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Dave & Buster's FUNction Room - Arundel Mills Mall, Hanover, MD 21076
    • 46
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    The Maryland World Class Consortia holds regular meetings each quarter for members and non-members interested in continuous improvement.  Each meeting is a half-day "mini-conference" that:

    • Examines tools and methods of continuous improvement

    • Showcases examples and case studies by process improvement practitioners

    • Explores leadership, culture change, and other improvement enablers

    • Provides networking with the region's community of Lean Thinkers  

    At this quarter's meeting:

    Bill Poulin, Principal with Eclipse-M, will discuss how Lean methods and principles make the installation of solar power systems safer, more efficient, faster, and lower cost.

    Solar power has become a significant factor in America's electricity infrastructure, and residential and commercial projects are booming in many parts of the country.  Like construction or manufacturing, many competitors are in "business as usual" mode, while others are using more modern tools and methods, like Lean.  Eclipse-M helps clients use Lean Thinking for competitive advantage.

    Many people new to Lean have a common first reaction: "I don't make cars, and I don't have moving assembly lines, so Lean does not apply to me."  That's unfortunate, because Lean works with any process.  For businesses that work with many unique one-off projects, Lean can be confusing.  Bill's presentation, which centers on this type of business model, will inform your Journey, especially if you are in construction, field installation or retrofit, build-to-engineer or build-to-order, job shop manufacturing, or any other type of low-volume/high-variability process.

    Dr. Kim Bercovitz, President of X-Bytes, will discuss the importance of stretching and exercise in wellness programs, then demonstrate benefits by leading a mid-morning stretch break.  Learn about personal health benefits that can come from simple, quick daily exercises that anyone can do!

    Jeff Fuchs, Executive Director of the Maryland World Class Consortia, will discuss hands-on process simulations and how they can be used to understand process flow, train others in Lean fundamentals, and develop "what if" improvement scenarios for complex, high-risk, slow flow, and many other process types.

    Agenda:

    07:30 a.m. - Registration and continental breakfast

    08:00 a.m. - Welcome, news and announcements

    08:30 a.m. - Bill Poulin, Eclipse-M

    09:30 a.m. - Kim Bercovitz, X-Bytes

    10:00 a.m. - Networking Break

    10:15 a.m. - Jeff Fuchs, MWCC

    11:30 a.m. - End

    Continental breakfast will be served. Please contact us if you have any special dietary needs.

    • 19 Jun 2018
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Loyola University Columbia Graduate Center, 8890 McGaw Rd, Columbia, MD 21045
    • 20
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    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.  

     

Past events

29 Mar 2018 Quarterly Meeting, March 2018
14 Nov 2017 2017 Mid-Atlantic Lean Conference
25 Sep 2017 Lean Measures and Decision-Making (Accounting for Lean)
17 Aug 2017 August 17, 2017 MWCC Quarterly Meeting
06 Jun 2017 June 06, 2017 MWCC Quarterly Meeting
21 Mar 2017 March 21, 2017 MWCC Quarterly Meeting
26 Jan 2017 One-Day Lean Overview Workshop
20 Oct 2016 Building the Fit Organization
18 Oct 2016 MWCC 2016 Mid-Atlantic Lean Conference
15 Sep 2016 September 15, 2016 MWCC Quarterly Meeting
12 May 2016 Lean Coaching with Motivational Interviewing
09 May 2016 Leadership Skills and Style Development
05 May 2016 May 5, 2016 MWCC Quarterly Meeting
16 Mar 2016 March 16, 2016 MWCC Quarterly Meeting
21 Jan 2016 Facility Layout Design for Lean Operations
04 Nov 2015 MWCC 2015 Mid-Atlantic Lean Conference
23 Sep 2015 September 23, 2015 MWCC Quarterly Meeting
16 Jun 2015 Toyota Kata Learning Workshop
15 Jun 2015 Lean Peer Group, Upper Shore
04 Jun 2015 Facility Layout Design for Lean Operations
27 May 2015 May 27, 2015 MWCC Quarterly Meeting
20 May 2015 Lean Overview Workshop
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
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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