Read what past attendees of our training events and workshops have to say about Value Stream Design for Operational Excellence and Operational Excellence in Your Office.
"The concepts taught by the Institute for OpEx are like adding rocket fuel to your continuous improvement program!"

Dominic Enriquez
Director of Quality and OpEx
 Zodiac Aerospace
"Fantastic training event. I can’t wait to apply all the additional knowledge I’ve gained to help grow my business."

Andre Ashton Phillips
Continuous Improvement Manager
Tarmac Trading Ltd.
"I really enjoyed the one-day OpEx in Your Office workshop. The in-class hands-on exercises were very helpful in learning to apply the complex concepts, even for those seasoned at value stream mapping. The instructor was knowledgeable and engaging while teaching the concepts and sharing examples to help clarify specific topics. The managers I recruited to attend from our site all have improvement projects that this training will benefit."

Russell Scott,
 Jacobs CI Manager and Lean Six Sigma MBB at Kennedy Space Center
"Excellent workshop! I appreciated the real world application tips the instructor provided and the hands-on exercises."

Karina Major, BSN, RN
Senior Clinician, Complaint Handling and Safety Surveillance
Cordis Corporation, a Cardinal Health Company
"As a long-term advocate of value stream mapping, this class really took the concept to a new level. I learned a lot of valuable skills and gained insight from the instructor’s examples from the field. I would recommend this training to any lean practitioner."

Michael W. Loomer
Manager – Lean Production Systems Manufacturing Systems
Harley-Davidson Motor Company
"Value Stream Design presented by the Institute for Operational Excellence is the most applicable training for high-mix, low-volume manufacturing I have seen. The concepts presented are transformational and will give any company the head start it needs toward healthy value stream flow. I would highly recommend this workshop."

Ryan Willis 
Lean Manufacturing Engineer,
RAM Company
“This workshop on OpEx in the office was extremely beneficial and will certainly help my improvement efforts in business processes. The instructor was well-versed in the subject matter, the content was well-organized and the group exercises were very valuable. And with solid examples from the real world, it was easy to understand how to apply the knowledge in my organization.” 

Kathy Rayborn,
Assistant Vice President Enterprise Services,
GM Financial
“The advanced value stream design techniques taught by the Institute for Operational Excellence are
without peer. We continue to send our people to IOE events to learn concepts essential to creating flow in manufacturing environments with high complexity and a combination of shared and dedicated resources.”

Gerry McCool,
Sr. Director, Lean Six Sigma,
Jabil Circuit, Inc.
“The concepts taught at this event were outstanding and will greatly help us create flow in our complex manufacturing operations. The instructor was a genuine expert in his field and taught advanced lean concepts in a very practical way.”

Carlos Suarez,
Operational Excellence Coordinator,
Chromalloy Castings
“The value stream training presented by the Institute for Operational Excellence was eye-opening
and gave me direction for my production floor and front office. I left the event with purpose and had
the tools needed to transform our operations.”

Franklin Wheelock,
Production Team Leader,
Stryker Mako
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