Every week or so we update the Superfactory Events Calendar with the new seminars, workshops, and conferences that have been submitted to us. We’ve been providing this free event listing service for almost the entire 10 year history of Superfactory, and it is now the most comprehensive listing of lean manufacturing related events on the internet.
This year we’ve seen, by far, the most submissions. If you ever wanted to attend an event, this is the time. Virtually any facet of lean manufacturing, virtually anywhere in North America and even the world. In addition to the usual hodge-podge of individual events, the top tier consulting and knowledge organizations are presenting numerous learning opportunities throughout the year. Some examples follow.
There are several significant conferences this year. The Shingo Prize Annual Conference is in Jacksonville in late March, the new TWI Summit is in Orlando in early June, following a hugely successful event in 2006 this year’s Lean Accounting Summit is also in Orlando in late September, and the largest lean conference will again be the Association for Manufacturing Excellence Annual Conference in Chicago this October.
Gemba Research, home of our friend Jon Miller of the Gemba Panta Rei blog, is also hosting numerous training events at their Lean Learning Lab in Mukilteo, Washington. Each month they run a series on lean office, value stream mapping, 5S, standard work, and problem solving.
The Lean Enterprise Institute also runs a consistent series of events each month, including value stream mapping, continuous flow, lean supply chain management, strategy deployment, and lean logistics. Each month’s events are at a different location around the country.
Other top tier organizations offering regular lean events throughout the year include the Lean Learning Center, the University of Dayton’s Center for Competitive Change, the Greater Boston Manufacturing Partnership, Productivity, the Auburn University Technical Assistance Center, and IIE… just to name a few.
Check out the Superfactory Events Calendar to find events near you on virtually any topic.