Domestic Lean Learning Mission (DLLM)

Nov 6-10, 2017

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About the Conference

A key differentiator for leaders of all levels

Regardless of where your company is on its Lean journey, you won't want to miss this incredible week-long opportunity to learn from the Lean implementation successes of others, visit facilities that have embraced the culture of Lean, participate in an in-depth hands-on Lean simulation, and network with continuous improvement professionals.

The Center for Employee Development (C4ED), in partnership with Honsha, and JAMA, is hosting a week-long Domestic Lean Leaning Mission (DLLM) in Jackson, Michigan.

The week will be jam-packed with

Case study presentations from companies that have used Lean principles and tools to achieve cost savings and other measurable positive impact within their organizations

Tours of facilities that have adopted and integrated Lean business practices

A hands-on Lean training using C4ED's Lean Environment Simulator (LES). Originally located in GM's and Toyota's jointly-owned NUMMI plant in Fremont, California, the LES is an immersive training environment that mimics a production plant, providing trainees with a hands-on working knowledge of Lean principles and how to apply them in real world situations.

Presenters include:

Rick Fleming, co-author of "Lean Sigma Methods and Tools for Service Organizations" who will be covering the latest in Toyota Kata innovations


Jim Manley, Managing Director, MSU's Demmer Center for Business Transformation


Dan Vermeesch, Plant Manager and Lean Champion for Micron Manufacturing, one of only 19 companies on the planet to be awarded the Shingo Silver Medallion for Operational Excellence in 2008


Sammy Obara, Technical Director for Honsha, the premier global Lean consulting group serving companies of all sizes and types, from small and midsize companies to Fortune 500 and major multinational corporations around the world


Scott Curtis, Executive Director of the Training Within Industry (TWI) Institute

Domestic Lean Learning Mission is Presented by

Proudly sponsored by The Center for Employee Development

in partnership with Honsha.ORG and JAMA

The number of participants is strictly limited to 21for this week-long Lean learning opportunity. Speakers are booked from as far away as New York and California. So do not delay on reserving your seat(s) for this event!

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