Value Stream Design for Operational Excellence

Value Stream Design for Operational Excellence 3-Day Training
A three-day event on creating flow that achieves Operational Excellence in operations with highly-engineered products, uncertain demand, and shared resources.  
Workshop Agenda

Dates & Locations 

During 2018 the Institute for OpEx's live training events and workshops will be stopping in major US cities and one international destination. Find a training event near you below.
Austin, TX • February 26-28, 2018
Atlanta, GA • April 23-25, 2018
London, UK • May 14-16, 2018
Portland, OR • June 11-13, 2018
Chicago, IL • October 15-17, 2018

The increasingly competitive global economy and heightened customer expectations have upped the pressures on manufacturing environments to design lean value streams that achieve Operational Excellence. But a lack of direction, time, or buy-in can hinder even the best intentions. This three-day training is the answer.

During four sessions, attendees will learn the step-by-step process for achieving Operational Excellence and be armed to implement a plan in their own organizations for results in just months.
workshop style training with OpEx experts
Step-by-step instruction on how to create flow to achieve OpEx


Opening Keynote by Kevin J. Duggan, Shingo Award-Winning Author

Grow your business simply by setting a destination of Operational Excellence
  • Learn the step-by-step process to break through the lean plateau and achieve Operational Excellence 
  • Find out how leadership can drive improvement efforts and secure organization-wide support
  • Gain insights from real-world case studies of OpEx in action
  • Discover how to design a value stream that utilizes flow to achieve OpEx
  • Get detailed instruction on current and future state value stream mapping for Operational Excellence
  • Understand guidelines such as takt, finished goods strategy, continuous flow, FIFO, pull, scheduling one point, interval scheduling and pitch
  • Learn the beginning steps of an implementation plan
Based on the Best-Selling Book by Kevin J. Duggan
  • Understand how to create flow in high-variety environments
  • Get in-depth guidance on product family selection, takt capability and heijunka
  • Find out how to design and schedule the pacemaker process for flow in complex environments
  • Learn new concepts on sequencing, such as FIFO lanes and offset scheduling

Learn new techniques to implement flow in environments with monument equipment or where multiple processes run on one machine
  • Understand the difference between product families and process families
  • Learn new techniques such as sequenced FIFO and offset scheduling
  • Master advanced concepts such as balancing flow at shared resources
workshop tickets

All-Access Pass
$1,850 USD

Your all-access pass includes admission for three days into all four training sessions, breakfast, lunch and refreshments, all materials for each session, plus two books.
Expert Instructors

Our Expert Instructors

The Institute’s most experienced instructors lead this event. From mentoring senior executives to teaching all levels of personnel, our select instructors have successfully office environments at companies around the world. You’ll hear first-hand how they have helped organizations implement the training concepts discussed, common roadblocks they’ve witnessed, and the financial achievements companies have realized from OpEx. Through their expert classroom-style teaching complemented by interactive activities, hands-on application and small group breakout sessions, these experienced, engaging instructors consistently get rated “excellent.”
Kirk Bolton, Instructor
Kirk Bolton
Institute for Operational Excellence Senior Faculty Member Kirk Bolton teaches organizations the methodology and practical application to achieve Operational Excellence. He has assisted numerous companies worldwide, including FMC Technologies, United Technologies Corporation, Cloverhill Bakery, and Dexter Magnetics. Before joining the Institute, Kirk worked with Freudenberg-NOK for 15 years, where he served as Plant Manager. His plants have been benchmarked by more than 50 companies and been awarded top honors for manufacturing excellence.
Kevin Duggan
Kevin J. Duggan
Institute for Operational Excellence Founder Kevin J. Duggan has more than 30 years’ experience applying advanced lean techniques to achieve Operational Excellence and is the author of four books on the subject. Kevin has assisted many major corporations worldwide, including FMC Technologies, Chromalloy, Aetna, SpaceX, Caterpillar, Pratt & Whitney, Singapore Airlines, Sikorsky, IDEX Corporation and Parker Hannifin. A recognized authority on Operational Excellence, Kevin has contributed to publications such as Industry Week, Aviation Week, Food Engineering, Flow Control, Assembly, Lean Management Journal, and Plant Services and has appeared on CNN and the Fox Business Network.
Choose a workshop location

Choose a Location   

Value Stream Design for Operational Excellence
3-Day Training Event
Austin TX
Austin, TX
February 26-28, 2018

Portland, OR
Portland, OR
June 11-13, 2018

Atlanta GA
Atlanta, GA
April 23-25, 2018

Chicago IL
Chicago, IL
Oct 15-17, 2018

London UK
London, UK
May 14-16, 2018

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Who Should Attend Workshop

Who Should Attend?

Individuals leading or participating in lean, continuous improvement or Operational Excellence initiatives in their organizations, including those with roles as:
  • Plant Managers
  • Operations Managers
  • Engineers
  • Directors of Operations
  • Vice Presidents of Operations
  • Production Department Managers
  • Product Team Leaders
  • Project Managers
  • Operation Supervisors
  • Lean Facilitators
  • Operational Excellence Managers
  • Value Stream Managers
  • Presidents
  • Owners
  • Continuous Improvement Managers
  • Senior Directors of Lean & Six Sigma

Event Venue Hotels

The Institute for Operational Excellence endeavors to provide Exclusive Guest Room Rates for our event participants. Please note: Discounted rates are subject to availability and are offered to attendees on a first-come, first-served basis. Click the link below for all event venue information for our 2018 live training events.
Event Venues

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