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Dec 3

4-Day Lean Leader Workshop

Monday, December 3, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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$1,995.00 – $2,495.00

This 4-day interactive Lean Leader workshop will cover the relationships between lean tools, organizational leadership, and organizational culture. By exploring these relationships and practicing the skills we share each day, your leaders and your organization will begin behaving and thinking “lean”. While the workshop emphasizes tools and techniques, significant time will be spent on how to think through a problem independently and with others. Ultimately, the sustainability of any organization’s continuous improvement effort must be more than tools in search of problems. It must be ingrained into the way we think and behave every day. This thinking and behavior must take place at all levels of the organization. Participants will gain skills to lead continuous improvement with more confidence and understanding. Organizations who believe that employees are their most precious asset know the importance of making a commitment to provide these types of development programs. This combination of commitment and training leads to a true problem solving culture.

Learning objectives:

  • Recognize waste in the workplace and processes
  • Document waste and eliminate it through lean tool application
  • Appreciate the impact of MDI and how it can help the coach in the workplace
  • Know the importance of systematic thinking as it relates to real-world work problems
  • Differentiate between Standard Work and Leader Standard Work
  • Comprehend the relationship between tools, leadership and culture


Day 1 – Defining the Leader

  • Principles of Lean
  • MDI- Managing for Daily Improvement
  • Lean Leader standard work

Day 2 – Becoming Active

  • Practicing the LL
  • 5S (in gemba)
  • Standard Work (theory and practice)

Day 3 – Develop Skills

  • Practicing the LL
  • Value Stream Mapping (theory and case study)
  • SMED (theory and simulation)

Day 4 – Ready for Gemba!

  • Practicing the LL
  • Kamishibai (Audit system)
  • Coaching
  • Managing Change


Your presenter:

Dave Lange, Optima Associates, Inc.

David has consulted with a wide variety of manufacturers throughout Wisconsin to improve productivity and bottom line results. Dave’s primary responsibility is to teach lean principles and to apply lean tools with employees at all levels and in all functions of the organization through a variety of methods. Dave’s role in the implementation of lean manufacturing techniques was that of coach and mentor, and emphasized the importance of connecting strategy to actionable operations improvements. He creates lasting change with his clients.



For group pricing please contact Steve Levin at steve.levin@optimanow.com


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660 Corporate Way
Pulaski, WI 54162 United States
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