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NWLEAN provides a number of in-house workshops, which provide practical, focused instruction in specific lean techniques. These (3) hour sessions are provided in your facility, and are presented directly to the people responsible for implementing lean tools and techniques. The following workshops are available (click for more information):
  • Lean Overview (8 hours)
    A general discussion of what lean is, and how it is used as an overall improvement strategy.
  • Lean Assessment Workshop (3 hours)
    Learn how to identify the potential for lean in YOUR environment!
  • Leading Lean! (3 hours)
    Start the development of your lean production system by setting goals, long-range planning, and developing an implementation map for the future.
  • Value Stream Mapping (3 hours)
    Successful lean implementations begin here, understanding streams of value and how they will affect the lean planning process.
  • Practical 5S (3 hours)
    A 'HOW TO' workshop for supervisors and workers.
  • Kaizen Blitz (3 hours)
    Learn how to successfully run powerful improvement workshops in your production environment!
  • Kanban for the Shop Floor (3 hours)
    When workers understand kanban, the benefits are multiplied!
  • Inventory Reduction (3 hours)
    Quickly reduce inventories and use the cash to strengthen your company!
  • Visual Management (3 hours)
    When problems are visible, they can be solved quickly and simply.
  • SMED/Quick Changeover (3 hours)
    Reduce setup times by 75%, save time and $$$!
  • Total Productive Maintenance (3 hours)
    More than just preventing breakdowns, TPM utilizes your resources to greatly reduce both maintenance and operational costs!
  • Poka-Yoke/Mistake Proofing (3 hours)
    Stop the mistakes that push costs higher!
  • Advanced Skills Workshops (3 hours)
    Advanced techniques in the above subjects to ensure long-term success.
These in-house workshops combine theory and practice to provide your people with the information they need, without having to travel to a seminar location and miss several days of productive work. NWLEAN provides these workshops IN YOUR FACILITY, and will work with you to ensure that the sessions contain information focused on YOUR facility and YOUR situation. Contact NWLEAN today for more information!


NWLEAN Workshops cost only $1500 per day, plus expenses. Feel free to schedule up to two sessions per day, and fill them with as many participants as you like. IF YOU CAN OPEN THE ENROLLMENT TO OTHERS outside your company, you can further reduce your costs! Contact the NWLEAN Coordinator at 206/850-7007 for further information!


NWLEAN Workshops are designed to be presented to groups of 30 or fewer participants, which should represent management and supervisory personnel responsible for personnel in all organizational functions. Call 206/850-7007 or email to schedule an in-house seminar, or to coordinate a public seminar in your area.