Value Stream Design for Operational Excellence

A three-and-a-half day training event for manufacturing & continuous improvement professionals

Marriott Orlando World Center ​
September 17-20, 2019

companies who trust us with their teams
Harris Corporation

Value Stream Design for Operational Excellence is a three-and-a-half day course that teaches the systematic process to overcome complex barriers including varied customer demand, high product mix, shared processes and create autonomous customer delivery system. Attendees learn a proven methodology to design flow that goes beyond the basics of value stream mapping and dives into the technical details of:

  • product families
  • takt time
  • multiple FIFO systems
  • EPEI
  • pitch
  • the pacemaker

This in-depth training, divided into five advanced sessions, is packed with tested, proven, and actionable approaches developed by our expert instructors and advisors who each have more than 20+ years of experience transforming companies. In an academic environment attendees learn with practical, hands-on exercises, case studies, and instructor's real-world examples. Participants leave prepared for implementation at their own firm with the knowledge on how to:

  • Keep up with customer demand
  • Fix broken or choppy flow
  • Reduce lead times

Session 1

Achieving OpEx and Designing a Customer Delivery System

Opening remarks that set the framework for organization-wide transformation

  • 1 ½ hours

Session 2

End-to-End Value Stream Design

A quick recap of value stream mapping, focusing on the eight principles of flow (instead of Kaizen events) to develop an accurate future state map

  • 3 hours

Session 3

Creating Mixed Model Value Streams

The method for creating flow in factories that have a high complexity of products and varying demand

  • 10 ½ hours

Session 4

Creating Flow Through Shared Resources

The process for dealing with shared resources, or processes that produce components for many different product families, as well as monument equipment

  • 9 ½ hours

Session 5

Implementing Operational Excellence

Strategies for overcoming major barriers including lack of company-wide alignment, resistance to change, and the inability to gain momentum with improvements

  • 4 hours

Our Promise

You will walk away with a design process that can be applied to your own unique manufacturing environment, as well as proven methodologies to ditch the “tried it, doesn’t work” mentality and gain cultural momentum to make sure your improvement efforts stick.

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Master Complex Factory Flow

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Designed for experienced improvement professionals, this event teaches essential skills for creating accurate future state designs in the most difficult environments. See why you need to attend the most advanced technical training available for continuous improvement professionals.

what others say 


I read Kevin Duggan’s book prior to coming. But as good as the book is, the class surpassed it! The [course] is not a hodgepodge of activities. It is very focused with a clear purpose: to design and instill a production system based on flow that is easy to manage, straightforward, and always accessible to floor personnel. The exercises make the material practical.

David Harris

Consultant, Mortech Manufacturing

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

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 Loomer

Manager – Lean Production Systems,
Harley-Davidson Motor Company

This training will open your mind to a comprehensive and pragmatic methodology for the achievement of Operational Excellence in your company. You will understand why the traditional continuous improvement approach does not work and what to do about it. I highly recommend this event to anyone searching for the best way to design and implement a customer centric delivery system.

Carolina Polanco

Director, IMEx Deployment Leader




We already utilize continuous improvement. Will this training benefit us?

Absolutely! Most attendees participate in an improvement program at their company. In fact, we created this event for experienced improvement professionals who were looking for the next level of training on how to create flow in complex factories. 

In addition, numerous industry surveys cite education as a critical investment to achieve OpEx and transform any business. Training on the proper process for future state value stream design can help companies break through the improvement plateau and realize rapid results.

Why train with the Institute for Operational Excellence?

While other companies offer lean training, our options are for organizations who want to go a step further. That’s why we don’t teach how to facilitate brainstorming. Instead, we provide actionable, field-tested processes to achieve Operational Excellence featured in award-winning and bestselling books.

Join your peers from around the world at this event and experience why it’s different here, and why so many businesses continue to send employees to our classes for company-wide alignment and transformation.

Who is this training for?

Ideal for any lean, continuous improvement or Operational Excellence professionals looking for advanced education on value stream design in factories, attendees with all levels of experience are welcome.

However, while we provide a recap of value stream mapping for anyone new to lean, the core of this event is comprised of our two comprehensive sessions, Creating Mixed Model Value Streams and Creating Flow Through Shared Resources, which make up 19 of the 28 hours of training. Because of their complexity, these two advanced sessions attract veteran professionals.



Marriott Orlando World Center

September 17-20, 2019

Only minutes from the Disney theme parks, this luxury resort is ideally located for a family vacation but with all the benefits business travelers expect from Marriott. Featuring an 18-hole golf course, full-service spa, 200-foot water slides, cabanas, and outdoor pools, you will want to be sure to add on a few personal days to enjoy all the venue has to offer.

Perfectly Located Resort in Orlando

Marriott Orlando World Center
8701 World Center Drive
Orlando, FL USA 32821
Website: Orlando World Center Marriott
Hotel Reservations: Get your exclusive discounted rate for attendees using this booking link or call Group Reservations at 888-789-3090. (Be sure to have event name and dates handy when calling.) Event attendees can take advantage of an exclusive rate of $156 per night, plus a $25 daily resort fee. Participants must book a room in our room block to secure this rate. The last day to reserve a room at the discounted rate is Monday, August 26th. We anticipate our room block will sell out quickly and recommend early booking to avoid disappointment. 

Opening Reception

Join us at the Latitude & Longitude Restaurant at the Marriott Orlando World Center for drinks and light refreshments at our networking reception. Mingle with other participants and the Institute for OpEx’s trainers in this casual environment.

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All of our courses are led by the industry’s most experienced faculty, who are regularly published and invited to speak at top conferences globally. You’ll have direct access to these seasoned instructors with decades of experience, and hear firsthand how they’ve helped organizations successfully implement the concepts taught – even in some of the most difficult operations.

Kevin J. Duggan

Founder, author, renowned opex expert

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Bruno Daniel

lead trainer and opex advisor

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Enrollment includes:

  • Admission into this 3.5-day event including 28 hours of training in five different sessions
  • Access to the opening networking reception on day one at the Marriott Orlando World Center
  • Three comprehensive participant workbooks that follow the instructor’s presentation (total of 450 pages of learning documents)
  • Two textbooks: Design for Operational Excellence and Creating Mixed Model Value Streams ($109 value)
  • Access to the online training course, Creating Mixed Model Value Streams for one year with access to the course beginning after the event ($299 value)
  • Materials to use during the session, including: value stream mapping paper and posters, icon sticky notes, and pencils
  • Breakfast, lunch and refreshments during breaks
  • Certificate of Completion

*Breakfast x 4 days and lunch x 3 days.


Value Stream Design Orlando + Early Access


Includes all single pass benefits, plus:

  • Early access to online course, Creating Mixed Model Value Streams. Completing the online course prior to the event gives you the opportunity to prepare questions for our instructors on advanced mixed model concepts specific to your organization 
  • Advance shipping* of the included textbooks: Creating Mixed Model Value Streams and Design for Operational Excellence. Enjoy the convenience of packing less course materials with you on your return trip home from the event.

*Advance shipping is only available within the continental United States. Textbooks ship via UPS Ground within 3 business days of enrollment. Participant workbooks cannot be shipped in advance.


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For optimal results, send your entire team for training. Teams of three to five, save 10% off registration with promotion code SMALLTEAM and teams of six or more save 15% with code BIGTEAM.

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Value Stream Design for Operational Excellence - Orlando 2019
September 17-20, 2019 | Orlando World Center Marriott, Orlando

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SINGLE PASS | Orlando - September 17-20, 2019 $2,500.00 (USD)  

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About the Institute for Operational Excellence

The Institute for Operational Excellence is a recognized leader and expert resource for organizations and individuals who want to design their enterprise to achieve Operational Excellence. Our renowned faculty has helped hundreds of global companies – from startups to Fortune 500 firms – with a wide range of offerings, including training events, online teaching, conference presentations and informational articles.

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The last day to get discounted room rates at the Marriott Orlando World Center is August 26, 2019. Book today!