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Lean Manufacturing
The Directorate of Cooperative and State Programs

"A Discussion On Lean Manufacturing"
Guest Speakers:

Jamie Burnett, Environmental Protection Agency

Tom Morin, Guidon/TBM Consulting Group

John Graul, Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation

February 7, 2008
10:00 A.M. 11:30 A.M.
Room C-5521 

Session Overview:

Lean Manufacturing: The Manufacturing Enterprise Partnership (MEP) defines a Lean Enterprise as one that produces more with existing resources by eliminating non-value added activities. Leans roots come from Toyota Industries in what they call the Toyota Production System (TPS). Shoichiro Toyoda, the founder of Toyota, said that "waste is anything other than the minimum amount of equipment, materials, parts, space, and workers time which are absolutely necessary to add value to the product." Please join us for an informative "Value-added discussion."

RSVP by Tuesday, February 5, 2008 with David Ward, ext. 3-2234 or Muhamed El-Zoghbi, ext. 3-2184.