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Karen Martin closes LCI Congress as a Leading Authority on Lean Management

Witness Karen Martin’s passion for quality, efficiency and helping organizations develop strong problem-solving skills in the 2017 LCI Congress closing keynote presentation, Clarity First, Thursday, Oct. 19 in Anaheim, Calif. Since 1993, Karen and her team at The Karen Martin Group have worked to improve business performance with AT&T, Chevron, U.S. Navy, Intel, Mayo Clinic, … Continue reading Karen Martin closes LCI Congress as a Leading Authority on Lean Management

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LCI Congress Keynote Speaker Liz Fikes Takes Center Stage

2017 LCI Congress attendees will hear twice from Liz Fikes, director of product supply engineering at Procter & Gamble (P&G), as she delivers an inspiring industry keynote presentation Thursday, Oct. 18 at 8 a.m., and then joins the Owner’s Perspective Panel immediately following. Learn from Fikes’ vast experience in supply chain design, leading initiative launches … Continue reading LCI Congress Keynote Speaker Liz Fikes Takes Center Stage

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LCI Congress Keynote Opener – Patrick Lencioni

The 2017 LCI Congress program is gearing up to be bigger and better than ever before — LCI’s all-star keynote lineup leads off with Patrick Lencioni, best-selling author and founder of The Table Group, sharing his passion for organization and teams with the 2017 LCI Congress crowd Wednesday morning, Oct. 18. Attendees can read about … Continue reading LCI Congress Keynote Opener – Patrick Lencioni

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How Construction Unions Can Leverage the Lean Advantage Too

By Cindy Menches, Ph.D., P.E., STSC IMPACT Director of Professional Development & Training   The construction industry’s union membership decreased by 4% to 13.2% from 2002 to 2015, according to Construction Dive. Higher costs associated with Union workers are justified by providing better benefit packages, a safer work environment and a more educated and efficient … Continue reading How Construction Unions Can Leverage the Lean Advantage Too

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Planning Your Journey to LCI Congress – A Planning Team Member’s Insight

By Tara Laski, Operations Manager, Southland Industries As co-chair of the Gemba walks for the 2017 LCI Congress, to be held this upcoming Oct. 16-20 in Anaheim, Calif., I plan tours like the Southland Industries’ Gemba walk of our connected solutions. This onsite walk, along with the other four Gemba walks, will take place on … Continue reading Planning Your Journey to LCI Congress – A Planning Team Member’s Insight

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Planning your Journey to LCI Congress – Go to the Gemba

  How can you understand all aspects of a project without physical observation? “Going to the Work, called Going to the Gemba in original Toyota Production System (TPS) language, is crucial to improving overall quality control and eliminating waste in the workflow process.” — Transforming Design and Construction: A Framework for Change, Chapter 33, pg. … Continue reading Planning your Journey to LCI Congress – Go to the Gemba

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Why is LCI Congress in Anaheim, California a Must-Attend Event?

By Shaun Sleeth LCI Los Angeles/Orange County CoP Leader Director, Business Development, McCarthy Building Companies, Inc. Attendees of the 2017 LCI Congress have a great deal to be excited about this year! One huge benefit will be taking a page from the deep experience that California-based project teams have in Lean Construction. Forming integrated teams … Continue reading Why is LCI Congress in Anaheim, California a Must-Attend Event?

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Planning your Journey to LCI Congress: Owners, Discover the Lean Advantage!

Owners have the ability to drive the demand for collaborative delivery methods like Integrated Lean Project Delivery (ILPD), and the 2017 LCI Congress is where owners can take a deeper dive into Lean design and construction principles for better project outcomes. To emphasize how important owners are to LCI’s mission of transforming the built environment, LCI … Continue reading Planning your Journey to LCI Congress: Owners, Discover the Lean Advantage!

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Planning your Journey to LCI Congress: Training Days

As our excitement for the 2017 LCI Congress gains momentum, we are happy to announce our training courses offered this year! Where would LCI Congress be without its own LCI-branded courses? We will be offering seven LCI-branded courses: Introduction to Last Planner® System Introduction to Lean Project Delivery Last Planner® System in Design Lean in … Continue reading Planning your Journey to LCI Congress: Training Days

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