AME event: Quick, Easy kaizen: Not just another suggestion system
Workshop: June 14, 2011; Monee, IL
This workshop suggests a different path to lean success – a safe path. By using some of the common tools in a lean thinker’s tool box and focusing on safety instead of cycle time you can easily start to build an understanding and the acceptance of lean while you improve safety in your facility. Attendees will join a lean safety walk at Whiting and will be asked to identify lean safety improvement opportunities.
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