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Pull Systems with Lean Expert Mike Osterling; Thursday, April 28, 2016

Please join APICS San Gabriel Valley on Thursday, April 28, 2016, for a Professional Development Meeting (PDM) on Pull Systems with lean expert Mike Osterling. Pull systems surround us – as simple as the morning delivery of bread to the corner market, and as complex as releasing airplanes for takeoff based on available time slots

PDM Video: White Collar Lean – Kaizen Events for the Office

Hello Everyone! The below video is from a Professional Development Meeting (PDM) held on May 19th, 2011 at Domenico’s Italian Restaurant in Monrovia, CA.  The PDM was a joint collaboration between APICS San Gabriel Valley and ASQ San Gabriel Valley.  Mike Osterling, Lean expert and co-author of “The Kaizen Event Planner” was the guest speaker

Lean Principles: Definition and Origination

What is Lean?  At its core, it essentially means doing more with less.  Formally speaking (and according to APICS of course), Lean is a systematic approach to identifying and eliminating waste (i.e. muda) via continuous improvement (i.e. kaizen) for the purposes of reducing cost and increasing customer value.  The origination of Lean concepts can be traced