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    • 23 May 2019
    • 11:00 AM
    • 13 Feb 2020
    • 4:00 PM
    • 2019/2020 Baltimore Area Lean Peer Group
    • 1

    2019/2020 Baltimore Area Lean Peer Group

    Build a Lean Culture to Ensure Long-Term Success

    The Maryland World Class Consortia hosts regional Lean Peer Groups throughout Maryland.  Lean applies to any type of organization and processing environment. Whether you are a manufacturer, distributor, service organization, or a non-profit, this program should be part of your Continuous Improvement plan. Company leaders will have an opportunity to revamp and re-energize their Lean strategy by networking with and learning from others who are committed to creating a Lean culture.


    You will be meeting monthly at alternating participant company locations; we do our best to minimize travel for our participants.

    Who Should Attend?

    Ideal participants are representatives from your Lean Steering Committee or members of the Leadership Team, but there are no restrictions on who may attend.

    Three employees from each company may attend each meeting so only one registration per company is necessary.

    Click here for complete program description.

    • 12 Jun 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Intralox, 7157 Ridge Rd, Hanover, MD 21076
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    ***Training Grant for Maryland Manufacturing and Technology Companies!***

    Registrants of Maryland manufacturing or technology companies are eligible for 50% reimbursement of the cost of this training through our grant with the Maryland Department of Commerce.  Please contact Joyce La Padula at 410-960-3785 or via email at for details.

    Lean Basics One-Day Workshop

    This workshop is a one-day introduction to understanding the BASICS of Lean.  The goal of this course is to give an overview of the implementation process of Lean tools and methodologies through interactive exercises.

    Participants will partake in discussions, lecture, and games/exercises during which the instructor covers many topics including:

    • What is “Batching” and why One-Piece Flow is important
    • What is World Class?
    • A Lean Health-Check Overview - How to assess your company and its progression towards World Class
    • Lean BASICS Overview – Tools and principles of a proven implementation model
    • Product Flow Analysis exercise
    • Workflow analysis exercise
    • Layouts
    • Station balancing vs. bumping / baton zone balancing
    • Rapid improvement process

    The Lean BASICS model has been applied during Lean implementations in many companies over the past 20 years, including some of the Fortune 100.

    The workshop teaches the same hierarchy of tools approach taught originally by Shigeo Shingo’s “P Course.” By the end of the workshop, participants/teams will have not only a basic understanding of core principles but will be armed with analysis tools they can take immediately back to their companies to make a positive impact.

    This workshop is appropriate for any level of lean practitioner whether beginner or advanced. No prior knowledge is necessary for the workshop, only an open mind!

    This workshop will be led by Dan Protzman & Jeremy Horn of the Business Improvement Group (BIG).   

    • 13 Jun 2019
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Anne Arundel Medical Center, 2001 Medical Pkwy, Annapolis, MD 21401

    Lean Healthcare:  One-Day Workshop

    This One-Day Lean Healthcare seminar provides a detailed overview of Lean principles and practices as applied in the healthcare setting.  This seminar explains why Lean applications work and defines its underlying philosophy. 

    During the workshop, attendees will participate in class exercises that vividly illustrate the powerful advantages of simplifying their processing issues and/or problems.

    Course description:

    • Participants will receive an overview of Lean healthcare and lean thinking fundamentals.
    • Explanations of value stream analysis, patient flow analysis, and operator analysis.
    • Lean healthcare design, systems thinking, visual management
      • Included are video examples of hospital implementations. 
    • Standard work, job standardization, and process stabilization.
    • Typical results of lean implementations. 
    • Hands-on Lean flow exercise 

    At the completion of this One-Day training course the individual will:

    • Understand basic lean business system principles and how they would apply them.
    • Understand their role and how they can influence a lean initiative.
    • Be able to understand the kinds of waste inherent in your existing processes.
    • Understand how to create a basic lean process utilizing value stream mapping.
    • Understand the results you should expect from this type of approach.

    Note: The One Day training materials are meant as an overview and subset of the material covered in an actual Five-Day training session.

    This is an ideal seminar for senior leadership, directors and supervisors to gain an understanding of the fundamental principles of what "Lean Principles and practices" really means and why it is transforming the healthcare arena worldwide. No prior knowledge of Lean is necessary for the workshop.

    This workshop will be led by Mike Hogan of the Business Improvement Group (BIG).  

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