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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Jacksonville, Florida Lean Benchmarking Tour 2013

“A good variety of companies provided a well rounded perspective of Lean within the North American Context.”

North American companies have been trying to emulate the Toyota Production System (TPS) for many years. Today, there are many North American companies of all sizes that have successfully executed best practices in the area of Lean.

From manufacturing to service based organizations, this series of private tours will reveal what American companies are doing to invoke a culture of Lean, and how it has affected their operations.

Jacksonville, Florida, is now considered to be the “Lean city” of North America, thanks to the growth of companies pursuing Lean and the level of investment they have made to make Lean effective.  This city also boasts one of the largest Lean consortia in the US, with dozens of companies working together to create a sustainable Lean environment. 

It is truly a privilege to see mature Lean companies in Jacksonville, and Lean Sensei – a company that kick-started the Lean momentum there – showcase the best-of-best. You will experience Lean first hand at world-class Lean organizations such as Medtronic, Dr. Sami Bahri Dental Clinic, Jacksonville Sheriff's Office among other locations.

Lean Sensei has specifically hand-picked these organizations to showcase some of the most effective Lean practices in action.

The tours will highlight expertise in the following subject areas:
•            Lean Culture
•            Cycle/Process Time Reduction
•            Lean Tools and Methodologies (including 5S, Visual Management, One Piece Flow)

February 20-22, 2013 (excluding travel time)

Who Should Attend
Lean Leaders such as executives, directors or managers.
Lean Specialists including CI leads and Lean specialists who wish to gain more insight and knowledge into Lean.

Executive Credits
Participants attending this tour will receive three executive credits towards
Lean Sensei International’s Executive Certification.

Registration will commence on December 12th until December 31st, 2012.
Please note that space is extremely limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

Participants from last year’s tour had this to say:
“I was so inspired and energized seeing how the Lean principles can be applied to improve products, service and offerings in North America.”
 “It was intensely valuable seeing how US companies adapted Lean concepts.”

For more information, please contact Jessie at or call our office at 1-604-264-1000.

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