Providence – A crowd of over 500 Lean practitioners from more than 150 different organizations came together on Wednesday & Thursday October 10-11 to learn and share how to successfully embark on and sustain a Lean transformation at the fourteenth annual Northeast Lean Conference, “Profit from Lean: No Margin, No Mission”.
The conference featured more than forty sessions. Among the topics covered:
- The Myth of Lean & Profit: Change the Culture, Change the Game
- Value Stream Mapping: Catalyst for Lean Transformation
- Measuring Your Operational Excellence Culture & Impact
- Challenges to Standardizing Lean Daily Management
- Lean 3P
- Next Gen Lean
- Lean Math
- Be a Project Ninja using Visual Management
- Finding Profit is the Work of Management
- Getting Results: Lessons from Toyota’s 25 years and 400 Projects Sharing TPS outside Toyota
The tenth Silver Toaster Award for Employee Excellence in Lean was presented to Danielle Salvas from KARL STORZ Endovision America (KSEA). Another 15 nominees were recognized for their contributions to continuous improvement in their organizations. Fourteen organizations, including Goodwill Industries, Dymotek, Fort Wayne Metals, Vibco, and Cooley Dickinson Hospital shared poster presentations of their Lean journeys to date (obstacles overcome, and lessons learned) in the always-popular Community of Lean Lounge.
The conference, held annually by GBMP, is one of the most highly regarded Lean & Continuous Improvement conferences featuring passionate Lean practitioners from the manufacturing, healthcare, insurance, service and other key industry sectors from across the from across the country. They gather to learn new tools and techniques and get information and inspiration from innovative and experienced speakers on effecting and sustaining transformation for bottom line productivity improvements, increased profits, and more engaged and happy employees. Planning is already underway for the 15th annual event to be held on October 23-24, 2019 at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford CT.
Registration will open soon and early bird ticket prices will be available through April 2019. For more information visit the conference website.