Sustaining Lean: Peer Insights – July 24

Sustaining Lean: Peer Insights – July 24

Member Sharing, Webinar
Sustaining Lean Are you curious about what it takes to SUSTAIN a Lean Culture? Join us for a webinar where members come together to share their experiences and best practices on sustaining lean and continuous improvement within their organization. Event: Sustaining Lean: Peer InsightsDate/Time: July 24th, 11:30-12:30pm (Pacific)Platform: Online via ZoomCost: Free for NWHPEC members In this member-to-member sharing session, you'll gain valuable insights directly from your peers who have successfully navigated the challenges of maintaining lean practices over the long term. This interactive webinar is designed to foster an open exchange of ideas, strategies, and practical solutions that you can introduce in your own organization. What You'll Learn: Real-World Success Stories: Hear about their journey in sustaining lean improvements and the tangible benefits they've achieved. Overcoming Challenges: Discover effective tactics for addressing common obstacles such…
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The Bench – July 22nd

The Bench – July 22nd

Benchmark Request
To increase the opportunities for each of our members to collaborate, share, and learn from each other we are inviting you to join us at The Bench on the 22nd of each month. Two benchmarking topics: Choose to discuss 1) Gaining Executive Leadership Sponsorship (Engaging Execs) or 2) Problem Solving (we split into breakout rooms) The Bench is an open-forum exchange of best practices. In July, we’ll split into self-assigned groups and focus on the list of topics below. 1) Gaining Executive Leadership Sponsorship - Let's talk about how to engage your executives in your CI journey. What has worked? What hasn't? 2) Problem Solving – What methods do you use? How do you grow this important skill? What are your wins/challenges? Date: July 22, 2024 Time: 2-2:55pm (Pacific) Registration: available for NWHPEC members…
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Value Stream Mapping

Application~, Foundational~, Intermediate~
This two-day class is beneficial for those looking to learn how to document, analyze and improve the flow of information or materials required to produce a product or service for a customer. We will be mapping a process chosen by our host company, this is not a simulation. This can be applied in manufacturing, office, or service. Key Concepts: Understand how to see the flow of value across a value stream Visualize functional areas of work and how they interact Identify waiting and waste in workflows Resolve misperceptions across different departments Build a description of your desired future state and determine the next best step to get there Pre-requisite: Completion of the Introduction to Lean/Lean 101 class or a similar class/experience is required. Audience: Learners with some lean background and knowledge of…
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Benchmarking Tour: A-dec – June 12 (FULL)

Benchmarking Tour: A-dec – June 12 (FULL)

Events, Learning Tours
Tour Focus: Lean Principles in Practice Host Company – A-dec website A-dec designs and manufactures dental equipment at their headquarters in Newberg, Oregon. The A-dec vision began with a simple idea: make the best better. From their simple beginnings, A-dec has emerged as one of the most respected names in the dental industry. In 1964, founders Ken and Joan Austin made the biggest choice of their lives: risk it all to start a company of their own. Little did they know that an invention and a dream would help revolutionize the world of dentistry. 60 years later, A-dec is an employer of choice and the world’s leading manufacturer of reliable dental operatory equipment. They continue to work for the betterment of dentistry and embed their values into the work they…
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Lead with Respect – May 15 & 22 (FULL)

Lead with Respect – May 15 & 22 (FULL)

Application~, Classes, Developing People~, Intermediate~, Leadership~
Practices to Enable Engagement, Teamwork & Accountability Facilitated by Mike Orzen, Shingo Prize Winning Author & Lean Enterprise Institute, Shingo Institute and The Ohio State faculty member How We Lead Matters  Building a great organization requires effective leadership at all levels. How we lead determines the quality of our connection with others. Perhaps now more than ever, we need to connect with our people to build safety, trust, and healthy relationships. It turns out these skills can be learned. A key element that is often misunderstood is what it means to Lead with Respect (LwR) and connect with people on a level which inspires engagement, teamwork, and accountability. This hands-on workshop explores why leading with respect is essential, how to put LwR into practice to inspire people to drive better relationships…
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Benchmarking Tour: WCT – May 16 (FULL)

Benchmarking Tour: WCT – May 16 (FULL)

Events, Learning Tours
Host Company – World Class Technology (WCT) website World Class Technology (WCT), located in McMinnville, OR has quickly become a global leader in the latest Metal Injection Molding techniques. Years of refining techniques have created uncompromising quality, high yields, and cost efficiency. WCT's state of the art equipment includes CAD/CAM design, CNC, EDM, Metal Injection Molding (MIM), Sintering and Coining. Our first exposure to CI was in 2019 when we invited Oregon Manufacturing Extension Partnership to come in and help with a backlog problem in one of our production lines which resulted in a huge success. Since then, CI has been one of our main focuses for identifying Value Added and Non-Value Added steps in our production process. We’re still new to this CI mindset and still learning every day to…
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Lean 101 (6 week series) starts April 23rd (FULL)

Lean 101 (6 week series) starts April 23rd (FULL)

Beginner~, Classes, Foundational~
Join us on a journey to discover the basic elements of lean principles and see the impact they make when you put them into practice. This course consists of six, one-hour classes focused on the foundational elements of lean. During this course, you will learn more about the history/background of lean, why these principles are important to creating a culture of excellence, standard work, 8 wastes, 5S, PDCA, and visual management. Each week will include instruction, discussion, and simulations followed by small project assignments between each class to help you practice the concepts in your own environment.Lean 101 is a beginning-level course that teaches participants the basic concepts of Lean Thinking. It is suitable for those who work in office or manufacturing environments and includes many real-world examples from a…
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