August 11 - 12
Ann Arbor and Dearborn, Michigan
The Maryland World Class Consortia invites you to join our study tour going inside some of the leading lean companies of Southeastern Michigan. This two-day trip is designed to inspire and inform C-level executives, managers, and the designers/directors of company lean transformation efforts.
Tours highlights include:
Leadership Breakfast: Lean leadership chat with Mike Rother, researcher and author of Learning to See and Toyota Kata.
Menlo Innovations: A study in employee-centric, customer focus, lean leadership and lean project management.
Zingerman's Mail Order: See superior examples of standard work and training, mixed-model flow, and visual control.
Maker Works: A lean, member-based workshop for small businesses, entrepreneurs, artists and makers.
Society of Manufacturing Engineers: Visit SME Headquarters to learn about products and services to support lean transformation.
Ford Rouge Plant: Get a birds-eye view of lean and green manufacturing on the site of Henry Ford's crowning achievement.
Click here for trip brochure.
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