I'm attending Lean Enterprise Institute's event in Orlando, the Lean Transformation Summit. I've been hoping to get here for a couple years and it finally worked out this year. It has been wonderfully challenging and helpful. Highlights of Day One.
- Lantech gave the most compelling presentation I've seen on building standardized management work. They had striking demonstration of how this effort secured earlier gains and saw them through a very difficult 2009. I have tools from this to allow us to save time and be more effective managers.
- Jim Luckmen led a remarkable session on building Lean culture. His insight on why culture changes, combined with Lantech's demonstration of specific management actions, was worth the entire price of admission.
- I met fellow Lean Bloggers Mark Graban and Dan Markovitz. A photo will follow as proof...but what a wonderful conversation with those two guys. Dan offers insight on management work which is unique in the Lean community.
- LEI walks the talk. The way they run this meeting exemplifies best practices in Lean. I'm impressed with their attention to detail, customer satisfaction, waste-free efforts and rapid problem solving. Very impressed.
More will follow in weeks to come. I'm learning much.