Track A is available below. This track contains case studies and active learning sessions on topics suitable for those new to Lean and those with an intermediate level of Lean knowledge and experience.

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Monday, May 20th
9:30 AM

Workshop Session - The Red Bead Experiment

Jim Manley, Carlisle Corp.

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM

12:30 PM

Track A: The 8 Wastes in Manufacturing - Case Study

Teresa Schissler-Boichot, Boichot Consulting


12:30 PM - 12:50 PM

1:00 PM

Track A - Push Pull Methodology - Active Learning Session

Teresa Schissler-Boichot, Boichot Consulting

1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

1:50 PM

Refreshment and networking break with the Copper Country Lean Group

Copper Country Lean Group

1:50 PM - 2:15 PM

2:15 PM

Track A: Simple Visual Control System to Avoid Prepped Food Shortages and Overages - Case Study

Kathy Wardynski, Syl's Cafe

2:15 PM - 2:35 PM

2:45 PM

Track A: Building Your House of Lean: Standard Work and Effective Communication - Active Learning Session

Laurie Stark, Michigan Technological University
Annelise Doll, Michigan Technological University

2:45 PM - 3:35 PM