MRC - Manufacturers Resource Center


Creating a Sustainable Lean Culture


Date(s) - May 5th, 2015 - May 7th, 2015
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Creating a Sustainable Lean Culture

This is a three-day, hands-on Lean Culture training event with nationally renowned Mike Hoseus.  Most companies embarking on a Lean journey soon become frustrated with Kaizen events and isolated improvement projects that yield great short-term results but have no sustainability. They are searching for something more and this hands-on strategy to Creating a Sustainable Lean Culture which aligns people to cultivate a culture of problem solving.

The Gemba will be visited on Day 2 and will be broken up between Day 2 and Day 3 to give groups more time to work on assignments.

The HOST COMPANY (To Be Announced)  will open up their facility for the hands-on application of Creating a Sustainable Lean Culture.

In this program participants are broken up into groups  to look at their “True North” and work to make more simple, clear and understandable, goals for:

  • Safety
  • Quality
  • Productivity (Delivery, Service)
  • Cost
  • People (HRD, Engagment)

You will discuss roles for each level of the organization and discuss recommendations for “Leader Standard Work, Daily FMDS (huddle meetings), Gemba Walks, Standardized Work and 5-S Audits, etc.

With Mike Hoseus’ coaching, each team goes into gemba, gathering data for each main KPI, then makes a PDCA” recommendation for three management layers.  Each team recommends a “Sub KPI” for each respective “Pillar,” e.g., Safety, etc.

Each team recommends “Process” measures for each Pillar.  These are done at the “Strategic Level” and are meant to address the big system problems.

Each team then designs a system to daily identify Problems, Prioritize them, and then “Register them.”  Teams utilize a “Registered Item” list to track the assignment, progress toward root cause ID and countermeasures, and finally closure.  Teams design a system to “escalate” problems they can’t close to the next level.

Each team presents their findings and recommendations to the larger group and leaders from the host company.

Presenter – Mike Hoseus

Location: Manufacturer to be announced

Cost:  $1200/person or $995/person if 3 or more

General Notes
Includes continental breakfast, lunch, refreshments and all materials

Please contact Angie Bove at 610-628-4623 or to inquire if grant funding is available.

All registration fees must be received in advance of the date of your event. Also, MRC must be notified two weeks in advance of this event if you need to cancel, otherwise we can only grant a credit to another MRC event. Presenters give us cancellation deadlines also, otherwise we forfeit fees, as well. Remember, you can also send a substitute.


Ticket Type Price Spaces
Lean Culture with Mike Hoseus
$1200 May 5-7, 2015
Lean Culture with Mike Hoseus
$995 May 5-7, 2015

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