MRC - Manufacturers Resource Center


Creating a Sustainable Lean Culture


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

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.

Creating a Sustainable Lean Culture

May 5, 2015 – Class Training
Manufacturers Resource Center
961 Marcon Boulevard, Suite 200
Allentown, PA  18109

May 6-7, 2005 – On-Site Implementation
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
11 Grammes Road
Allentown, PA 18103

This is a three-day, hands-on Lean Culture training event with nationally renowned Mike Hoseus.

Lean Culture circle


Most companies embarking on a Lean journey soon become frustrated with improvement events and isolated projects that yield great short-term results but have no sustainability and no major innovation. They are searching for something more: the culture that goes beyond “just managing” continuous improvement. Success in today’s world of constant change and chaos requires leadership to leverage this uncertainty. It does no good to improve your path if you need to actually change the path you’re on.


In this program we address the top factors that will take you “Beyond Lean” and out of the Improvement Trap

  • Going beyond “Lean Tools” to align the entire organization
  • Creating, Implementing and Measuring key performance metrics and targets in the areas of Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost (SQDC) as well as the standard work which evaluates each along with audit strategies
  • Connect operations and all functions across the organization
  • Identify and Coach Improvement (small steps) and Innovation (large leaps) focused on Value to the Customer
  • What Plan-Do-Check-Adjust looks like at each management level and what processes are required to support it


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.

Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. 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.

Who Should Attend: 

CEO, President, Vice-Presidents, Executive Leaders, General Managers, Lean Leaders, and any one facilitating change within your organization who understands the importance of going beyond tools to creating effective management systems and processes in order to set the basis for creating a sustainable Lean culture.

Lean Leadership & Culture Course Outline PDF

3-Day Workshop Agenda PDF

Mike Hoseus
Executive Director at CQPO
Lexington, Kentucky AreaManagement Consulting

May 5, 2015 – Class Training
Manufacturers Resource Center
961 Marcon Boulevard, Suite 200
Allentown, PA 18109

May 6-7, 2005 – On-Site Implementation
Stanley Black & Decker, Inc.
11 Grammes Road
Allentown, PA 18103

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 for questions

Please contact Diane Lewis at 610-628-4578 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.


Registrations are closed for this event.