November 18, 2008

Connecting the Dots of Lean – An Overview
Richmond, VA

As leaders and managers, we are bombarded with a plethora of ‘programs’ the gurus promise will transform our businesses. Lean; Six Sigma; Theory of Constraints; Design Methods; Innovation; – All clamoring with many others to ‘be the one’ that will fix all your problems. After a brief review of problems each addresses, a deeper understanding of Lean will be examined in a services related environment.

Topics: How do the various methods fit together? – What is Lean? – Why is it used? How does it work? Brief History of lean, Definitions of lean, Definition of Value Added and Non-Value Added; Definition of 8 wastes; audience participation.

Dan is a managing consultant at Dominion Digital. He joined Dominion Digital with 13 years as a Performance Excellence deployment strategist helping companies as a trusted advisor improve the performance of their companies across many service industries. Dan has implemented programs that use the methodologies of Lean, Six Sigma, Design for Six Sigma, and TRIZ with great success inside of some of the world’s top corporations. He was among the first General Electric Master Black Belts to be certified and began teaching the integration of Lean and Six Sigma in 2000.

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