ACTLean will offer a 2-day workshop discussing Lean Innovation Topics in Atlanta, GA on November 4th and 5th, 2010. The goal of the seminar is to teach practical approaches of Lean Management thinking for innovation and development departments and the successful implementation of these techniques.
In a global environment, fewer and fewer companies are able to successfully differentiate themselves with incremental product advantages. Notable product innovations therefore increasingly build the foundation for international competitiveness. Having the right innovation and development management is decisive, because only companies that can offer their customers unique solutions with sustainable benefits can maintain their position in the market. The central questions are how the impact or output of the innovation and development management can be increased; while at the same time improving the efficiency. True product differentiation today and in the future has to be achieved by using fewer resources.
This is where Lean Innovation comes into play
The basic idea behind the Lean Management approach is to create value without waste. This idea also transfers to the research and development processes. Under the leadership of the Technical University of Aachen, Germany, some 142 enterprises, among them renowned companies like Audi, Airbus, BASF, MTU, and Porsche, worked together and researched twelve core principles of Lean Innovation.
Through a successful implementation of the Lean Innovation principles, the net benefit of research and development can be maximized, therefore achieving a high innovation performance with appropriate efforts.
The workshop is held at the Georgia Tech Hotel & Conference Center in Atlanta, GA for $985. Price includes tuition, all training materials, breakfast, lunch and snacks each day as well as networking and dinner on Day 1.
What is Lean?
Lean Management means “Creation of Value without Waste”.
The goal of Lean is to streamline all activities necessary for the creation of value and eliminate everything else. A strong orientation towards the customers, their expectations and requirements of the product regarding price, availability, and quality, has to be balanced with the internal perspective of the enterprise, it's processes and systems.
ACTLean (actlean.org) is Schuh & Company’s operational branch (schuh-group.com) that teaches Lean thinking philosophies and techniques.
ACTLean offers Lean Management training and coaching for companies that want to begin the Lean Journey or need additional help.
ACTLean does not believe in ordinary training, but an integrated practical and theoretical learning approach. Therefore, we incorporate training of methods with simulations and learning factories.
In addition, the company offers assessments that help you evaluate how far along you have come on your Lean Journey.