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Lean 101 Simulation & Workshop in STL

We are offering area companies an opportunity to experience a real-life LEAN simulation. By taking part in our one-day Lean 101 Simulation & Workshop, you will learn techniques on how to reduce waste, improve efficiency and drive profitability, followed by a simulation to put your skills to the test. Here, you will be given a role in the manufacturing process and experience how inefficiencies can really impact flow and production. Then, as time goes on and after you pick up Lean concepts, you can apply them to your role and see the vast improvement in real-time.

Lean can also be considered a workforce solution for companies facing recruitment challenges and employees positioned for retirement. How can you cross-train, eliminate tasks and even positions, and have a nimbler team by harnessing advanced systems and tech? Through thinking Lean!

If you want to be more efficient and work smarter, Lean is the place is start. Here, you will be exposed to new thinking when it comes to techniques used to systematically streamline processes—allowing manufacturing companies and their staff to be nimbler, more productive and more profitable. This workshop is geared towards division/unit leads, supervisors, CEOs, company owners, and other decision makers.

Participants receive a Certificate of Completion and can earn Continuous Improvement hours.

The Instructor:

Joe Bullinger - Joe has worked in manufacturing for more than 30 years. He began his career with Procter & Gamble as a Production Manager and Process Engineer. His next position was with Ensign-Bickford as Plant Engineer. In his next assignment, he was introduced to Kaizen continuous improvement activities. Next was a Project Manager position with Missouri Enterprise, where we helped numerous companies implement Lean initiatives. Following several years with Missouri Enterprise, he worked with Mondi as a World Class Production Leader, maintaining the focus of continuous improvement. Joe is a graduate of the Missouri University of Science and Technology with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. He has also been an Adjunct Professor for Mineral Area College, instructing courses leading to an Associates Degree in Manufacturing Technology. He has extensive experience in training and leading companies in the implementation of Lean projects and is certified in Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point Analysis (HACCP) implementation. Joe holds Certificates in Lean Leadership from the University of Michigan and Productivity Improvement Through Quality from the University of Tennessee. Joe has served as an ISO internal auditor.

Stacey Marler – Missouri Enterprise’s Stacey Marler has 15 years of manufacturing and inspection experience in a variety of industries, including small engines, electrical transformers, aerospace machining and aerospace chemical processing. His emphasis in product development, aerospace manufacturing, engineering and Lean Enterprise compliments his specialty in CAD design, cost reduction, quality improvement, ease of assembly, prototyping, computer software systems and technical training in blueprint reading. He holds a certificate in Lean Leadership from the University of Michigan. Marler currently serves on the Rolla Technical Institute, Drafting Technology Board as President and has served as a national level judge for SkillsUSA Technical Drafting competition.  

If this workshop reaches capacity, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we will place you on a waiting list.

WATCH this video to learn more about this Lean 101 Simulation.

A Lean Workshop from Missouri Enterprise on Vimeo.

Event Properties

Event Date 11-09-2018 9:00 am
Event End Date 11-09-2018 4:00 pm
Registration Start Date 10-11-2018
Cut off date 11-07-2018 5:00 pm
Individual Price $295 for 2 registrations (includes lunch & materials)
Location Missouri Enterprise - St. Louis
We are no longer accepting registration for this event
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