Markovitz Consulting 
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Building the fit organization

Monday, Oct. 19 Location Code
8:00am-12:00pm Room 200, 2nd floor MW/21

A new template for your continuous improvement initiative

Gain and strengthen capabilities for developing your continuous improvement implementation action plan; rather than attempting to copy Toyota, learn how to build a dynamic, customer-focused organization; readily understand and communicate core TPS concepts.


Learn a new way to frame and explain lean, understanding core Toyota Production System (TPS) concepts that have been distilled into easily-understandable language of physical fitness and athletic excellence. Recognizing that an attempt to copy Toyota inevitably leads to frustration and failure, learn instead from Toyota how to convert a flabby organization into a dynamic, constantly-improving, profoundly customer-focused entity. Hear how a fit organization, led by a fit leader, has the ability to continually improve, delivering superior performance and results over the long haul. Learn critical principles for organizational excellence from Toyota’s lean playbook, conveyed in readily-understood descriptions. Get pointers on developing a clear action plan for implementation of your continuous improvement initiative. Focus on coaching/communication, culture, daily management/meetings/training, employee engagement, kaizen, leadership/leader standard work, office/transactional processes as well as virtual systems/visual management.


Markovitz Consulting helps companies perform better and become better places to work through the application of lean principles.

Speaker: Dan Markovitz

Dan Markovitz is president of Markovitz Consulting, which applies lean concepts to knowledge work. He is a faculty member of the Lean Enterprise Institute, teaches at the Stanford University Continuing Studies Program and lectures at the Ohio State University Fisher School of Business. His book, A Factory of One, received a Shingo Research Award. His new book is Fit for Business. Markovitz holds a B.A. degree from Wesleyan University and an M.B.A. from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.