LEI (Lean Enterprise Institute) tour and mini-simulation

April 18, 2019 | 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Contact AME: 224-232-5980 | conference@ame.org
Non-Member Fee: $149
Member Fee: $99


Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI)
27-43 Wormwood St.
Tower Point, Suite 410
Boston, Massachusetts

Compared with traditional "think" tanks, the Lean Enterprise Institute (LEI) is a "do" tank. LEI carefully develops hypotheses about lean thinking and experiments to see which approaches work best in the real world. LEI then writes up and teaches what it discovers, providing new methods for organizational transformation. Today, LEI continues to draw the brightest lean thinking minds from across the globe. On this tour, you will get inspired as you walk through the history of lean in the new LEI facility in Boston. After the tour, you will have an opportunity to work through a mini-simulation that will bring lean principles to life in front of your eyes. This engaging and hands-on tour will leave you inspired to bring lean learning back to your organization. 


The Lean Enterprise Institute Inc., is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit based in Cambridge, Mass. with a mission to make things better through lean thinking and practice. Founded in 1997 by management expert James P. Womack, PhD, LEI conducts research, teaches educational workshops, publishes books and ebooks, runs conferences and shares practical information about lean thinking and practice. www.lean.org


Karen Gaudet has more than 20 years of experience leading, training and coaching high-performance teams of staff and executives in rapid-growth environments. Most recently, as regional director of licensed operations at Starbucks Coffee Company, she built a consistent track record of growing the number of retail stores along with the continuous improvement capabilities of people. Previously, she held management and executive posts in operations, marketing and training at large restaurant chains, a retail consulting companyand a technology startup preparing for an initial public offering. Her new book, “Steady Work” will be released in 2019.


12:45 p.m. –  1:00 p.m.    Welcome & networking
1:00 p.m.   –  1:15 p.m.    Introductions
1:15 p.m.   –  2:15 p.m.    Tour
2:15 p.m.   –  2:30 p.m.    Break
2:30 p.m.   –  5:30 p.m.    Simulation
5:30 p.m.                          Adjourn

  • Learn lean principles from world-renowned experts.
  • Bring new ideas back to your organization.
  • Get inspired as you walk through the history of continuous improvement and enterprise excellence.
  • Network with other continuous improvement professionals in your community and develop contacts for best practice sharing.
  • Earn self-development hours toward lean certification or re-certification.
  • Executives
  • CI managers
  • Operations managers
  • Corporate directors

You can become an AME member during the registration process for $150 per year and obtain the discounted AME member rate for this event. Your membership will also entitle you to a registration discount for all future AME conferences, seminars, workshops and webinars for one year. Additionally, you will receive a subscription to the award-winning Target magazine and much more.

Payment or purchase order must be received by the AME office five days prior to the event start date. If no payment or PO number is received, you will be asked to pay with a credit card or check at the event before entry.

Cancellation Policy: Enrollment fee less a $100 non-refundable registration charge will be refunded up to one week before the event. Substitutions may be made up to three days prior to the start of the workshop.

Notes: This event may be cancelled by AME for any reason. AME is not responsible for incidental costs incurred by registrants. By registering for this meeting, I hereby acknowledge and agree that AME or its agents may take photographs of me during events and may use those photographs for AME’s purposes, including but not limited to news and promotional purposes, without further compensation to me.