VMEC Fundamentals of Lean Office in Essex Junction

The Vermont Manufacturers Extension Center (VMEC) is hosting a day-long Fundamentals of Lean Office seminar in Classrooms 3 & 4 at Global Foundries in Essex Junction on Thursday January 24, 2019. The cost is $325 per person. Please register HERE. To comply with Global Foundries visitor registration, please also indicate if any of your team members are non-US citizens and if so, their nationality, in the form’s “Comments” field. VMEC will supply all materials for this training including a laptop. For more info, click here.

The following discounts apply for this training for persons from the same organization: 
  • #1 & 2: no discount
  • #3 & 4:  15% off 
  • #5+:  20% off 

Manufacturers and most non-manufacturing organizations need an effective way to learn and introduce proven Lean tools and concepts in office and administrative environments. Lean organizations produce greater value with higher quality in less time. In the beginning, Lean tools and concepts were only applied on the factory floor. Today, organizations of all sizes are applying the power of Lean to their office and administrative processes because front end inefficiencies and errors directly impact a customer’s experience – which can affect quality, customer service levels, and ultimately, company profitability and company growth.

VMEC's Fundamentals of Lean Office 101 workshop focuses on the unique application of Lean to an office where processes are not always visible. Using an interactive approach, students will use several tools to learn the best way to see a process, identify waste and determine the Lean tools to use to create a more effective administrative organization. This 8-hour workshop leads participants through a fun, hands-on application of Lean techniques in a simulated office setting. Attendees use powerful Lean tools and learn the best ways to ‘see’ a process, identify waste in many forms, and use Lean tools to create a more efficient and cost effective administrative function or organization.

This class uses a variety of exercises – including a simulated office situation using laptop computers – to demonstrate Lean concepts and illustrate the quantifiable benefits that can be achieved when applying Lean in an office or administrative setting. The tools taught in this session increase operational effectiveness, provide better clarity to job roles and functions, increase process ‘flow’ and improve productivity and profitability. A combination of lecture, video and in-class activities are used where you will learn the importance of focusing your activities on how they provide value to the customer, how to map processes to make waste visible (which can then be minimized or eliminated) and to determine where to make Lean changes.

Payment: Please make check payable to “VMEC” and mail to PO Box 12, Randolph Center, VT 05061-0012. To pay by credit card (VISA, MC, AMEX), click here.

Please note: In order for the simulation to run effectively, we need a minimum of 7 participants in this training; if this number is not met by January 16, the training will be cancelled and re-scheduled for a later date.