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Lean Primer Workshop

October 24, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

AESP Northwest is providing information about this free event sponsored by Lean Portland for members with an interest in Lean concepts and their application to a range of business and personal situations.

Join Kjell van Zoen, SEM Coach, Operations Consultant, and Lean Portland representative at Energy 350 to better understand how to develop and introduce lean in your organization and your personal workflow.
Whether you’re a manufacturer, a service provider, or an independent contractor, lean will help you do MUCH more with FAR less.

In this lean primer we’ll address:

  • How to reduce throughput time on any processes, and expose “waste” through a lean simulation game
  • What is work, and what are the 8 wastes of lean, and how can they help you think more green?
  • How organizational culture is a a key ingredient to process improvement.

We will discuss the following lean concepts:

  • Value
  • Pull vs push
  • One piece flow vs batching work
  • Just In Time thinking
  • Kaizen
  • Process flow
  • 8 forms of waste
  • The culture of Lean
  • Systems thinking


October 24, 2018
4:00 pm - 6:00 pm


Lean Portland
(503) 333-1966


Energy 350
1033 SE Main St Suite 1
Portland, OR 97214 United States
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