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 flow that is essential to drive measurable results. Attendees learn a proven methodology to design flow that goes beyond the basics of value stream mapping and dives into the technical details of:
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:
Opening remarks that set the framework for organization-wide transformation
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
The method for creating flow in factories that have a high complexity of products and varying demand
The process for dealing with shared resources, or processes that produce components for many different product families, as well as monument equipment
Strategies for overcoming major barriers including lack of company-wide alignment, resistance to change, and inability gain momentum with improvements
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Manager – Lean Production Systems,
Harley-Davidson Motor Company
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.
April 16-19, 2019
Escape to the European-inspired Bellagio hotel in the heart of Las Vegas. Home of the iconic dancing fountains, this AAA Five Diamond resort delivers luxury in every experience, from art galleries, entertainment, to spas and award-winning restaurants.
Unmatched Luxury, Business-Friendly Rates
Bellagio Hotel & Casino
3600 South Las Vegas Blvd
Las Vegas, NV USA 89109
Website: Bellagio Hotel & Casino
Hotel Reservations: Event attendees can take advantage of an exclusive rate of $139/night, plus a $39 daily resort fee. This exclusive discount will not last long. Book your room now to avoid disappointment.
Cut-off Date: March 14, 2019 or until rooms sell out.
Join us at the Harvest Restaurant at the Bellagio for drinks and appetizers during our networking reception held immediately following the first day's training session. Mingle with other participants and the Institute for OpEx's trainers while enjoying fresh, creative, and full-of-flavor small bites inspired by Executive Chef Roy Ellamar in this casual environment.
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
Kevin J. Duggan is a renowned expert in applying advanced lean techniques to achieve Operational Excellence and the author of four books on the subject: Design for Operational Excellence: A Breakthrough Strategy for Business Growth, Creating Mixed Model Value Streams, Operational Excellence in Your Office: A Guide to Achieving Autonomous Value Stream Flow with Lean Techniques and Beyond the Lean Office: A Novel on Progressing from Lean Tools to Operational Excellence. As the Founder of the Institute for Operational Excellence, the leading educational center on Operational Excellence, and Duggan Associates, an international training and advisory firm, Kevin has assisted many major corporations worldwide, including General Dynamics, FMC Technologies, Chromalloy, Aetna, SpaceX, Caterpillar, Pratt & Whitney, Singapore Airlines, Sikorsky, IDEX Corporation and Parker Hannifin. A recognized expert on Operational Excellence, Kevin is a frequent keynote speaker, master of ceremonies, and panelist at international conferences, and has appeared on CNN and the Fox Business Network.
lead trainer and opex advisor
Kirk Bolton is one of the Institute for OpEx’s lead trainers and advisors teaching organizations the methodology and practical application to achieve Operational Excellence. He has assisted numerous companies worldwide, including FMC Technologies, United Technologies Corporation, Cloverhill Bakery, Vibram and Dexter Magnetics. Kirk’s work on lean manufacturing has been featured in Industrial Engineering and numerous industry conferences such as Assembly Automation and Technology Expo, IIE’s Lean and Quality Conference, and more. Before joining the Institute for OpEx, Kirk worked with Freudenberg-NOK for 15 years, where he served as Plant Manager.
Value Stream Design for OpEx Las Vegas 2019 begins in:
Includes 28 hours of training in five different sessions, all training materials, books, and workbooks, daily breakfast and lunch*, casual networking reception following day one, and certificate of completion.
*Breakfast x 4 days and lunch x 3 days.
For optimal results, send your entire team for training. Teams of three to five, save 10% and teams of six to ten, save 15% off single pass registration.
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Value Stream Design for Operational Excellence - Las Vegas 2019
April 16-19, 2019 | Bellagio Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas
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.