Boston, MA - "Made Lean in America" is the theme of the 2011 Northeast Shingo Prize Conference which takes place October 5-6 at The Mass Mutual Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. The event features 4 inspirational keynotes, 3 lean learning tracks including manufacturing & healthcare, with more than 20 powerful breakout sessions, 4 all new lean tool simulations, 2 virtual plant tours, 2 award lunches, books signings and the best networking and benchmarking for all things Continuous Improvement & Lean.
The agenda, just released this week, features renowned Lean experts John Shook & Mike Rother, Fortune 500 business leaders Craig Long (Milliken), Jerry Bussell (Medtronic) and Jack Hemboldt (DENSO), administrators and practitioners from the Virginia Mason Medical Center, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Brigham & Womens Healthcare, plus Shingo Price recipient authors Gary Conner (Lean for the Small Shop), Carlos Venegas (Lean Flow in the Office) and Alan Robinson (Ideas Are Free) plus sessions on Lean Cell Design, Lean Supply Chain Management, Sustaining the Change, Jidoka, Lean in State Government, the Reshoring Initiative, TPM and much, much more. See the agenda here!
The Northeast Shingo Prize Conference is easily the most affordable 2-day lean conference all year, and participants can save even more by registering before the Early Bird Discount expires on May 1, 2011. A group discount is also available to help companies save money - send 5 and the 6th is free! View a video from last year's event, read event more about this year's event and register at www.neshingoprize.org. The Northeast Shingo Prize Conference is coordinated by GBMP Inc. (The Greater Boston Manufacturing Partnership), administrators of the Shingo Prize, in eleven mid-Atlantic and Northeastern states from Maryland to Maine. Additional conference sponsors include Fuss & O'Neill and The 5S Store.
Read more about the conference theme, "Made Lean in America" - about how America can compete globally, create good jobs, a strong tax base and a brighter future through the use of Lean Thinking - on Bruce Hamilton's (aka "The Toast Guy") blog, www.oldleaddude.org.