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One Day Lean Overview Workshop

  • October 24, 2023
  • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Hub Labels, 18223 Shawley Dr, Hagerstown, MD 21740
  • 3


  • General public
  • Host company registrants, limit two.
  • Standard Membership, active Lean Peer Group Member companies. Contact if you need assistance.
  • Free

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Join us for an immersive and interactive 1-Day Lean Overview Workshop that will 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!  This dynamic session will cover a wide range of topics, including:

1.   What & Why of Lean

2.   Introduction to the Lean Principles

3.   Add Value for the Customer/Eliminate Waste

4.   Overview of the People Principles – Everyone, Respect for People, Teamwork

5.   Process Principle - Focus on the Process/Standard Work

    • Round 1 Simulation Exercise – 10 Piece Push
6.   Key Lean Tools & Techniques
    • Visual Controls
    • 6S/POUS


7.   Process Principle - Optimize the Value Stream/Mapping the Value Stream

8.  Kanban - A Visual Replenishment System

    • Round 2 Simulation Exercise – 4 Piece Pull

9.   Process Principle - Continuous Flow

    • Batching vs. One-Piece Flow
    • Cells and Cell Design
    • Round 3 Simulation Exercise – 1 Piece Pull

10.   Improvement Principle - Scientific Thinking (PDCA)/Root Cause Analysis

11.   Additional Lean Tools & Techniques - TPM/Quick Changeover, Mistake-Proofing

12.   Lean Transformation Guidelines

13.   Quick & Dirty Lean Culture Assessment

14.   Keys to Success/Summary

Minor adjustments may be made to the training based on the specific needs and preferences of the audience.

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 Joyce La Padula at

This workshop will be facilitated by MWCC Associate Director, Dave Rizzardo.  All participants will receive Dave's book, "Lean, Let's Get it Right!"

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