Lean Enterprise Workshop @ COC

March 24, 2020
4:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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Dr. Diane Van Hook University Center
University Center Dr. near Rockwell Canyon
Santa Clarita, CA 91355


8 sessions from Tuesday, Mar 24 through May 12 2020, 4:30-8:30 at COC

A multi-session seminar focusing on Lean implementation from culture to executionLean Enterprise Workshop

As more organizations go lean, the demand for skilled workers and a system-wide approach for developing and implementing lean project plans is escalating. This course is designed to equip you with the knowledge and tools to map the path to lean culture at your organization.

This workshop will give you the tools to

  • Complete a self-assessment to determine your organization's readiness to implement lean
  • Gain practical experience analyzing how to incorporate lean into organizations
  •  Develop a project plan for implementing lean into your organization
  •  Understand Lean culture and how culture can make or break your initiative

The APICS Lean Enterprise Workshop Series is organized so you can approach and understand the lean transformation process systematically. Using scenarios from a fictitious company, Murphy's Toys, you will be tasked with finding lean solutions to numerous challenges. This method will provide you with the flexibility to immediately customize what you've learned and implement it at your own organization.

Course Description: There are seven sections in the series plus a capstone event and presentation. Each section contains exercises and real-world examples. The 7 sections are:

You will gain an overview of the many components of implementing a lean transformation in your organization and gauge your organization's readiness through a hands-on assessment.

Lean Culture 
Explore the effects of a lean implementation on your employees and learn about the importance of teams. The Kaizen, a team-oriented continuous improvement event will be introduced in this section.

Value Stream Mapping 
Learn about value stream mapping and this tool's value for viewing processes and determining potential areas of improvement. Draw a current state map and then learn about concepts to help you improve your future state.

Stability and Process Improvements 
Learn how to improve process stability, achieve demand stability and improve manufacturing process efficiencies.

Determine customer demand, standard work, line balancing and many other tools to meet customer demand. Participants will explore the use of a heijunka system to meet customer demand through a hands-on activity.

Review the way a lean company measures and align measurements with objectives. Topics include lean accounting, inventory costs, target costs and lead time.

Learn about the long-term changes to sustain the gains made. Topics include lean design, analyzing failures and ensuring ongoing quality control and continuous improvement.

Benefits to Participants:

  •   Complete a self-assessment to determine your organization’s readiness to implement lean
  •   Gain practical experience analyzing how to incorporate lean into organizations
  •   Obtain broad knowledge of lean enterprise solutions
  •   Prepare a practical project plan for implementing lean into your organization


Mike Letson, CPIM, CSCP, DMAIC Black Belt, Six Sigma Lean Green Belt: motivated professional with a wide range of experience including military, corporate and entrepreneurship, allowing him to relate topics to a diverse audience. Mike is known and well regarded for his contagious energy and results driven techniques. Mike is proud to be a certified DMAIC Black Belt and Six Sigma Lean Green Belt. He is APICS CPIM certified, is a Certified Scrum Product Owner and is formally trained in Miller-Heiman Strategic Selling. He is an Associate level Instructor for San Fernando Valley APICS.

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This 8 session course (4 hours/session or 16 2-hour sessions) is always available as a company in-house program. Note: host company will receive discount if more than 10 students participate. 

Class Schedule:
Eight sessions, one four-hour session per week.

Class Size:
Minimum 10 students..

For more information, send e-mail to [email protected]  Or call: 818 850-6575 to speak to the VP of Education, SFV APICS, Ellen Kane