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Executive Education

Despite your best efforts, without a supportive executive staff, no lean effort goes very far. To help senior executives understand the full potential impact of becoming a lean organization, ILS has developed and proved two Executive workshops which can be conducted in a public venue, or as a dedicated workshop for a single company. Both of these internationally acclaimed programs focus on lean as a total system and the roles these executives must fill and perform to assure a successful transformation.

1. Lean Systems 2-day Executive Workshop

Description



Focused, practical executive education for busy leaders. In this two-day experience, we respect your time and your desire to make your organization better. We will provide a quick but detailed review of lean systems through interactive discussions, simulations and practical exercises. This is a high-impact workshop with demanding objectives and critical outcomes.

Outcomes & Objectives


Become a lean organization
  • Understand the philosophy behind the success of great companies and how you can use it to lead yours to higher levels of success, even in a tight economy
  • Describe how a Daily Management System supports the execution of your action plan and builds discipline
  • See the value and the waste in your processes and systematically enhance the value while eliminating waste, increasing your capacity and profitability
Become a Lean Leader
  • Describe the importance of a lean vision and strategic plan and your role in creating both see the value and the waste in your processes and systematically enhance the value while eliminating waste, increasing your capacity and profitability
  • Create work flow to improve delivery to your customers while ensuring perfect quality
  • Gain new insights into leadership roles & behaviors for employee development, focusing on building confidence and commitment
Create a better work culture
  • Describe how to build teams to establish new relationships and new skill sets within your organization-€“ the leader’s role as teacher
  • See the value of standardized work from multiple perspectives
  • Understand how making changes in the physical structure of your work systems is the only way to reshape the culture of your organization

Workshop Schedule

  • Day 1 – 8:30 AM – 8:30 PM
  • Day 2 – 8:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Please avoid early departures.

Logistics

We conduct this workshop onsite for company leaders. It is often held as part of an overall education program for a company to ensure that the organization uses a common language in communicating the lean vision. This workshop requires no special facilities. The ideal meeting space is approximately 30′ x 30′.

Target Audience



This workshop is designed for senior leaders in organizations, including leaders of supporting departments such as sales, finance and HR. It is appropriate for any leader responsible for single or multi-site activity. Versions of this workshop are also available for mid-level managers, shop-floor/office managers and value-adding operators.

2. Lean Systems Executive Certification

Description



Quick-start executive education for leaders intending to personally oversee the lean transformation of the company. In this five-day experience, we provide a detailed review of lean systems through interactive discussions, simulations and practical exercises. It weaves together the technical, human, cultural and financial perspectives in designing a new architecture for your organization. Tailoring this workshop may include a small-scope transformation project the participants complete during the week to gain firsthand experience. It also includes a summary of Hoshin planning and deployment.

Outcomes & Objectives


Become a lean organization
  • Understand the philosophy behind the success of great companies, and how you can use it to lead yours to higher levels of success, even in a tight economy
  • Develop a vision and action plan for your organization
  • Build a Daily Management System to support the execution of your action plan
Become more profitable
  • See the value and the waste in your processes and systematically enhance the value while eliminating waste, increasing your capacity and profitability
  • Create work flow to improve delivery to your customers while ensuring perfect quality
  • Gain new insights into leadership and employee development, focusing on building confidence and commitment
Create a better place to work
  • Build teams to establish new relationships and new skill sets within your organization
  • Set boundaries and create repeatable processes through standardized work
  • Understand how making changes in the physical structure of your work systems is the only way to reshape the culture of your organization

Workshop Schedule

  • Day 1 – 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM – Introduction to Lean Systems
  • Day 2 – 8:00 PM – 5:30 PM – Applying lean principles and lean tools
  • Day 3 – 8:00 PM – 5:30 PM – Seeing and developing transformation plans
  • Day 4 – 8:00 PM – 5:30 PM – Transformation case studies/Intro to Hoshin
  • Day 5 – 8:00 PM – 2:00 PM – Developing Hoshin plans/The Lean Way philosophy

Logistics

We conduct this workshop twice annually for the public and onsite for individual company leaders. It is often held as part of an overall education program for a company to ensure that the organization uses a common language in communicating the lean vision. This workshop requires no special facilities. The ideal meeting space is approximately 30′€™ x 30′€™.

Target Audience



This workshop is designed for decision makers; the senior leaders in organizations and leaders of supporting functional areas.

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