The 2018 Event: Everything You need to know
Keynote: Jim Lancaster
CEO of Lean Management Pioneer Lantech and author of the award-winning book
“The Work of Management”
keynote: orry fiume
VP & Director of The Wiremold Company (retired), co-author of the award-winning book "Real Numbers: Management Accounting"
full agenda: coming soon
Five tracks, four relevant and exciting keynote presentations, 40+ breakout sessions, and 500+ Lean practitioners just like you!
Profit from lean: "no margin, no mission"
For most organizations embracing Lean, the need is as it was originally for Toyota: To be profitable. This need may come from rising labor costs or from declining sales. Or, it may be caused by the expense of new product development or needed infrastructure enhancements. The causes of flagging profits as well as their solutions are present in every corner of business, from marketing and engineering to production and supply chain. Lean systems and tools offer targeted solutions to a myriad of business challenges.
Yet, over the last four decades, few organizations have gained the benefits seen by Toyota. Many, whose gains are moderate and barely keeping pace with customer expectations, continue to search for an elusive secret ingredient; perhaps a value stream map or an A3, or improvement kata. Others focus on cultural transformation, the people side of Lean, to give purpose the work and create alignment.
The question for most remains, “How can we profit from Lean?” Regardless of an organization’s vision or purpose, the need to make more money than it spends is universal. As Stephen Covey says, “no margin, no mission.”
Investment in Lean thinking and doing should have a greater return than many organizations have seen. This is the theme of our 2018 Northeast Lean Conference: Profit from Lean. Excellent processes should consistently create compelling profit. For 2018, we’re reaching out to successful organizations and individuals from many disciplines, whose Lean transformations are translating to both the top and bottom lines. Our focus will be to identify and share the causes of success.