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Applied Lean Leadership Conference
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10/9/2014 to 10/10/2014
When: October 9-10
Contact: Carl Williams

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The Applied Lean Leadership Conference, hosted by the University of Memphis, is a two-day event, October 9-10, with presentations from internationally known lean leaders John Shook, CEO of LEI, and former 40-year Toyota executive, Isao Yoshino. Sponsoring organizations, including SME's Product & Process Design and Management Community, will also have informational booths with a theme of both professional development and career opportunities during the networking breaks. Partners include SME Memphis Chapter, SME-PPDM community, the NIST/MEP organizations in the area: UTCIS, AMS and Innovate MEP Mississippi. Sponsors include Hytrol Conveyor, Mississippi State University College of Engineering, The University of Tennessee Industrial and Systems Engineering department and their satellite operation UT Space Institute, Parker Hannifin - Chelsea Division, W3 Group from Caledonia, Michigan, The Quality Center of the MSQPC, Sullivan Group Consulting, Inc, and Lean Enterprise Institute (better known by initials LEI and at and AutoZone.

Day two has a choice between three separate workshop tracks. The Bronze Level: Lean 101; Silver Level: A presentation by John Shook and Isao Yoshino on the Role of Managers followed by an Extraordinary Lean Benchmarking Case Study and gemba visit to Hytrol Conveyor company; Gold Level: Toyota Kata.

There is also a pre-conference celebration of Manufacturing Day which is free and open to the public. This is sponsored by the SME University of Memphis Student Chapter and the Herff College of Engineering at the University of Memphis. Partners and sponsors for the Conference will set up in the Engineering Administration Building and we expect many conference attendees will also come early and attend to network with aspiring undergraduate and graduate students in both engineering and business.  

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