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September 2021

Catch Ball / Hoshin Kanri (Online Class)

September 23 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Hoshin Kanri is a Lean Strategic Planning tool. Hoshin Kanri applies Lean principles and practices to enterprise planning. Catch Ball is embedded within Strategic Planning (Hoshin Kanri) as a practice of designing discrete components of the plan by sharing ideas and “tossing” them back and forth to create a better plan (playing catch with ideas). This Catchball/Hoshin Kanri workshop will touch upon: Introduction to Hoshin Kanri Foundation of Hoshin The Hoshin Kanri Process Tools of Hoshin Management Role Catchball Concepts…

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October 2021

Lean Culture (Online Class)

October 5 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am

The Lean Enterprise Institute estimates that 99% of Lean Initiatives fail by the end of the third year. Although there are many reasons for this, the major one is the failure to take into account the power of an organizational culture to resist change Unfortunately, Newton’s Third Law of Motion, “for every action by the organization, there is an equal and opposite reaction” applies to efforts to change the organizational culture. The greater the effort to introduce change, the greater…

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Quick & Easy Kaizen (Online Class)

October 14 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Quick & Easy Kaizen - Online Class Kaizen - “Kai” to change “Zen” for the good Kaizen is a Japanese term for continuous improvement based on principles of doing things better and achieving higher standards. It is a process or methodology to do continuous incremental improvements that create more value with less waste. Continuous Improvement can often be done quickly and routinely to improve a workflow and value stream processes. This in turn creates reduced costs, improved performance, and superior competitiveness in…

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Lean Café (Online)

October 21 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Lean World Café- Learning and Networking Event This will be a great opportunity to connect with like-minded Lean companies and business folks. This lean café will showcase Lean projects complete by EVLA members. You'll have the opportunity to rotate among the round tables. Fees: Free to all attendees. Register here.

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November 2021

Leader Standard Work & Coaching Kata (Online Class)

November 9 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am

This Toyota Kata workshop will touch upon: Rewiring our brains for continuous improvement Improvement Kata Understand the direction Grasp the current condition Establish the next target condition PDCA toward the target condition Coaching Kata The Five Questions Prerequisite: None, although this workshop is targeted towards individuals whose responsibilities include leading change. What to Bring: Paper, pencil and a willingness to share how change is managed within your organization Fees: Free to EVLA member organizations; $125 per person for non-member organizations.…

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December 2021

General Membership Meeting

December 9 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

General Membership Board Meeting EVLA would like to invite a representative from each of our member companies to join EVLA in our annual general membership meeting. The intent of this meeting is to communicate to our members EVLA’s plans for the coming year and solicit input on how we can improve our support of our member’s Lean evolution. Register Here

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