By Kate Newberg It is no secret that technology has had a tremendous impact on our world. New technologies in the workplace are vast and varied: standing desks, highly portable and mobile work systems, the cloud, Slack, and Google just to name a few. The rate at which technology is being created is growing at … Continue reading Are You a Continuous Learner?
Lead and measure process improvement efforts in a way that inspires teams to continue with innovation and to achieve strong outcomes IN THIS WORKSHOP, YOU WILL . . . 5 principles to building an innovative cultureHow to say No in a way that encourages more ideasLead and lag measures, level loading, and simple dashboardingCelebrating and … Continue reading Leading Process Improvement: The Secret to Building Innovative Teams (Fri, March 20, 2020)
The Five Whys tool helps explore past decisions. What guides decisions now and in the future? For example, when you buy sticky notes, is it more important to choose the most inexpensive price, an environmentally-friendly option, or shop at a local business? Whether you are buying something, improving a vendor process, creating a strategic plan, … Continue reading Beyond the 5 Whys: Values-Based Decision Making for Process Improvement (Thursday, February 27, 2020)
The Board of Directors has successfully completed a Google migration. Nonetheless, you may experience broken links as a result. Please contact us if you see anything out of sort. Why? In order to handle the growth of the Colorado Lean Network, we formed a non-profit in 2019. This step allowed for us to get a … Continue reading Looking For a Document?
93% Overall Satisfaction Another successful CLN Summit Event! This year we experimented with longer workshop sessions that allowed our 170+ participants the chance to dig deep into specific game-changing topics resulting in 93% overall satisfaction rate. Our incredible workshop facilitators helped to make the event a huge success—thank you! In addition, the Colorado Department of … Continue reading 2019 Colorado Lean Summit Post-Event Summary
Is your team producing consistent, error-proofed products? About this Event How do you know if each operator is consistent with themselves (repeatability), consistent with the team (reproducibility) and working to the same standard? Have you exhausted your quick-hit tools only to find yourself in a worse state of confusion as to where to pinpoint the … Continue reading The M&M Quality Workshop using Measurement System Analysis (Friday, January 17, 2020)
Stepping into a manufacturing setting for our Q3 Kaizen forum event was a breath of fresh air. Just walking through the front doors and being greeted with excellent hospitality while Spectra staff cheerfully worked to improve their own check-in process presented a warm culture for improvement. Systems Thinking--Building a Culture for Improvement From beginner-level Lean … Continue reading Post-Event Recap: Q3 Kaizen at Spectra
Highlights 2019 Colorado Lean Summit updates--seats are selling out!2020 Board of Directors slate ready for your vote.Gemba Academy Podcast from our very own Elizabeth Fingado Open the newsletter for more details!
Post-Event Recap Join us for the Colorado Lean Network Quarterly Kaizen Event hosted by Spectra Logic. Lean Manufacturing – Exploring the tools we use to enhance productivity, quality and timeliness. The team at Spectra Logic will share their Lean journey, facilitate interactive small-group learning activities, and host a Network Marketplace so you can learn about … Continue reading Q3 2019 Kaizen Forum at Spectra Logic
Hi there. 2019 seems to be flying by. Before it does, I want to pause and reflect on a few key milestones that have taken place so far this year. You should know that I am very proud of the CLN members and board. Without you all, this network would not be possible. Thank you. … Continue reading Executive Director Update