Lean Applications 
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Lean boot camp

Lean tools and best practices to apply directly with meaningful results
Friday, Nov. 8 Location Code
8:00am-12:00pm Acapulco, West Tower, Ballroom Level FW/03

Learn to understand the language of lean that anyone can understand - in production, office and service environments. Discover critical thinking elements that all leaders should know to successfully lead people and manage processes.


Hear how to create system thinking and understanding of how cost is related to decisions. Learn about tools that you can immediately implement at your company to engage your workforce and instantly uncover waste. Attendees will take away lean tools and best practices that can be applied directly with meaningful results. Gain insights into:

  • An overview of lean applications throughout the enterprise
  • Rattlesnake hunt: Killing problems before they bite you
  • Eliminating the eight wastes in the company
  • Applying action to the big picture using value stream mapping
  • Standard work: Without a standard, nothing can be improved
  • Visual management: Lego layout recipe, visual pipeline
  • Problem-solving techniques: Affinity process, 5 why, fishbone, A3 system
  • Lean office – SIPOC, process mapping, playbooks.

Lean Applications' mission is to support its customer's journey in their search for real results by sharing its practical experience through workshops, certification, consulting and proven solutions. The company will help you create a model of excellence you can spread throughout the enterprise and will teach tools and concepts such as waste identification, visual management, gemba leadership and kaizen systems for sustainment. Lean Applications’ team has the solution that is right for your needs, from specific tool training to holistic business system development. It has the solutions which create results that can increase exponentially. www.leanappl.com

Presenter: Mark Preston

Mark Preston is president/CEO of Lean Applications and has been driving change in manufacturing, office and sales environments for 30+ years. Previously, during his 11 years with TDK Electronics, he studied kaizen manufacturing techniques in Japan. After TDK, he held various roles at Respironics Inc., where accomplishments included leading the lean layout of a new Georgia facility, the creation of a new structured purchasing organization, and improving the supply base. Preston later became the vice president of Acuity Business System at Acuity Brands Lighting where he led the deployment of lean in the Acuity supply chain for 16 plants, 5 distribution centers and 14 supplier development programs. Preston’s book, “Southern Sensei," has helped companies with practical applications.