Lean Enterprise Workshop

September 09, 2020
4:30 PM to 8:30 PM
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On Line Training in partnership with COC
Virtual Sessions



8 sessions from Wednesday, Sept 9 through October 28 2020, 4:30 pm- 8:30 pm in partnership with COC

All classes are on-line!

Has COVID-19 exposed weaknesses in your supply chain?

Are these weaknesses preventing your processes from running at optimal performance?

If so, you are not alone.

The APICS Lean Enterprise Workshop is here to help.

The APICS Lean Enterprise Workshop provides the tools you need to eliminate waste, create flow, as well as, a more agile and flexible organization. Utilizing engaging and exciting techniques, this specially designed online course offers the tools and principles of lean with immediate applicability. No matter what role you play, the Lean Enterprise Workshop will be a valuable addition to your skill set and the success of your company.

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
  • Understand the terminology of lean as is applies to your everyday life
  • Develop a project plan for implementing lean into your organization
  • Understand lean culture and how it 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 apply 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:

  1. Introduction
    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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Stability and Process Improvements
    Learn how to improve process stability achieve demand stability and improve manufacturing process efficiencies.
  5. Just-in-Time
    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.
  6. Measuring
    Review the way a lean company measures and align measurements with objectives. Topics include lean accounting, inventory costs, target costs and lead time.
  7. Sustaining
    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.


Mike Letson, CPIM, CSCP, CLTD, Lean Six Sigma Black Belt, IPMA Project Manager: 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 work with all kinds of companies in all different markets. He has a passion to share his knowledge and experience to help others improve. He is currently VP of Programs for the chapter and an Associate level Instructor for San Fernando Valley APICS.

Ellen Kane, CPIM: founder of Ellen Kane & Associates and a member of the ACA Group. She has over 20 years of experience in selecting, designing, and implementing manufacturing and distribution systems. She has a B.A. in Mathematics from UCLA. She has been an instructor for San Fernando Valley APICS for many years. She is a past president of the SFV APICS chapter, is currently VP of Education for the chapter and an Associate level Instructor for San Fernando Valley APICS.

Location/Registration & Costs:
Virtual, On-line classes. For full info including pricing and registration click Here.

Registration is handled by our college partner, COC.  To register, contact: Jocey Hogan, ETI Program Coordinator
Phone: 661.362.5657 Email: [email protected]

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

Class Size:
Minimum 10 students.

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. 

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