Join us on
February 29, 2012.
Lean is coming to Louisville.
Lyndon City Hall
515 Wood Road; Lyndon, KY
Ever tried mapping your business operations? Even the most efficient systems deserve continuous improvement. That’s a basic premise of Lean, a highly effective business operating system used to eliminate all forms of waste and maximize value to customers.
“Waste” exists in many forms but is basically described as any activity that costs time, space, or other resources but does not increase the value of the product. Put simply, waste adds costs that the customer does not pay.
Lean, however, offers tools that help businesses identify and eliminate waste in the forms of overproduction, transportation, processing, defects, inventory, waiting, and motion. Minimization of waste can create significant cost savings, greater productivity, reduced human effort, and fewer defects.
The tools offered through Lean apply to a broad range of fields such as administration, aerospace, construction, food processing, health care, journalism, and government. As Lean is introduced into the nursery industry, it applies not only to growers, but also to any business that uses multi-step processes to provide services or products.
On February 29, Elizabeth Peters, Oregon Association of Nurseries Lean Program Director and Editor of Digger Magazine, will conduct a one-day Lean workshop, titled LEAN makes Green
, for business owners and managers of Kentucky’s nursery and landscape industries.
featuring Elizabeth Peters, Oregon Association of Nurseries Lean Program Director, and Jim Wallitsch, owner of Wallitsch Garden Center
8:30-9:30 An introduction to Lean and its impacts
9:30-10:30 Learning to see waste
10:45-12:00 Tools for reducing waste
12:00-12:45 Lunch (provided)
12:45-1:15 Travel to Wallitsch Garden Center
1:15-2:00 Tour Wallitsch Garden Center
2:00-2:30 Discussion and Q & A
2:30-3:30 Where to go from here
There is only a limited number of seats available for this workshop.
Feel free to call ahead to check availability.
Sarah Vanek, 859-257-1273
Registration forms postmarked after
February 17 might not be accepted.
$25 per person