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How to Deal With Lean During Uncertain Times
Many people’s understanding of “lean” has been limited to its use in optimizing the efficiency of existing manufacturing processes. With this narrow definition, it is hard to see how lean is relevant when so many lives have been completely upended by the global pandemic. It is important to note that lean was born in a time of instability, confusion, and scarcity, and that across decades lean has provided direction, a framework for action, and inspiration through periods of disaster and great disruption. In this webinar, we will explore the origins of lean and how it can help people learn in new situations, be more resilient, adaptive, and grow problem-solving capacity.

- The background of Lean and the Toyota Production System
- TPS in times of crisis, and lessons for today
- Examples of lean methods for COVID-19 challenges
- Recommendations for better lean practice

Cost: FREE

Aug 17, 2020 12:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Jeff Fuchs
Founder and Presidentq @Neovista Consulting, LLC
Jeff Fuchs has been a lean practitioner for 27 years. His experience includes automotive, aerospace, machining, and energy industries, in roles including plant manager, quality manager, engineering director, and lean champion. At Neovista Consulting, he now focuses on operational excellence, leadership development, organizational culture, and lean transformation across all industries. He is a lean trainer, improvement facilitator, leadership coach, and strategic advisor. Mr. Fuchs has been deeply involved in the national Lean Certification program. He is Bronze and Silver Certified and is working now on his Lean Gold Certification. He is a member of the Lean Certification Oversight Committee jointly managed by the Association for Manufacturing Excellence, the Shingo Institute, and the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, and has previously served as the committee’s Chairman. He is an examiner for both the Shingo Institute’s Shingo Prize and the AME Excellence Award.