The Northeast Shingo Prize Conference will be held at the DCU Center in Worcester MA on September 25-26, 2012. The conference focuses on how organizations striving for operational excellence need to share information in order to achieve continuous growth. Those with the greatest depth and breadth of Lean deployment experience and success have discovered passion and purpose for sharing on many levels. The theme this year is "Learning to Share", emphasizing Continuous Improvement and Lean Manufacturing as the means to remain competitive and profitable in our global economy. The 2012 Northeast Shingo Conference brings together sharing leaders - authors, industry leaders, employee experts and practitioners - to build a strong Lean network in which the whole is much, much greater than the sum of its parts.
James Womack, author of The Machine That Changed the World, Lean Thinking, Lean Solutions, and Seeing the Whole Value Stream, will deliver the conference opening keynote address "Learning to Share Your Value Streams". The event features 4 keynotes, more than 35 breakout and plenary sessions, 2 new hands-on lean tool simulations and 1 virtual plant tour. The Community of Lean Lounge will be back, where lean implementers from manufacturing, healthcare, biotech, government and the service sector will share personal experiences from their Lean journeys, providing unsurpassed peer-to-peer sharing, networking and benchmarking. The event is appropriate for executive leadership, general, plant and department managers, team leads, materials, supply chain and quality managers, and administrative management and staff, including nurses, doctors, sales teams, customer service reps, engineers, IT and finance managers, and human resources professionals, and will provide learning opportunities for both those new to lean as well as experienced practitioners. More than 700 participants are expected this year.
Registration is now open. The event will be held at DCU Center in Worcester MA on September 25-26, 2012. If you have not registered yet, now would be a good time. Capacity is limited and hotels offering reduced room rates for conference attendees will fill up fast. For more information, to view the agenda and to register, visit www.neshingoprize.org or call Lela Glikes, Conference Coordinator, at 617-287-7630. For a limited time, sponsor and exhibitor opportunities are still available. Contact Ms. Glikes for more information.