Value Stream Design for Operational Excellence

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

Walt Disney World® Swan and Dolphin
April 21-23, 2020

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Value Stream Design for Operational Excellence is a three-day course that teaches the systematic process to overcome complex barriers, including varied customer demand, high product mix, and shared processes, and create an 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

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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

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companies who trust us with their teams
Harris Corporation

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


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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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