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Lean Leadership Visioning Tour

  • August 11, 2014
  • 7:00 AM
  • August 12, 2014
  • 4:30 PM
  • Southeastern Michigan
  • 0


  • C-level executive, director, manager, or lean leader
  • Michigan Lean Consortium or MI MEP referral with no hotel stay.
  • C-level executive, director, manager, or lean leader of a MWCC member company

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Lean Leadership Visioning Tour

August 11 - 12

Ann Arbor and Dearborn, Michigan

The Maryland World Class Consortia invites you to join our study tour going inside some of the leading lean companies of Southeastern Michigan.  This two-day trip is designed to inspire and inform C-level executives, managers, and the designers/directors of company lean transformation efforts.

Tours highlights include:

Leadership Breakfast:  Lean leadership chat with Mike Rother, researcher and author of Learning to See and Toyota Kata.

Menlo Innovations:  A study in employee-centric, customer focus, lean leadership and lean project management.

Zingerman's Mail Order:  See superior examples of standard work and training, mixed-model flow, and visual control.

Maker Works:  A lean, member-based workshop for small businesses, entrepreneurs, artists and makers.

Society of Manufacturing Engineers:  Visit SME Headquarters to learn about products and services to support lean transformation.

Ford Rouge Plant:  Get a birds-eye view of lean and green manufacturing on the site of Henry Ford's crowning achievement.


Click here for trip brochure.







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