Upcoming Events

WVLN Membership Meetings

Wabash Valley Lean Network's next meeting is at SIA Training Center in Lafayette on August 1.  Plan to join the Midwest's best monthly meeting focused on process improvement using lean philosophy and tools.

As fabulous as the presentations are in providing new ideas and training that we can actively use in our organization and personal lives, the profound power of the group is the opportunities to meet, engage, and network with highly motivated individuals and leaders driving improvement in their organizations.

One of the hottest topics in process improvement is RPA - Robotic Process Automation.  Join us for an informative presentation by Todd Weston and his team discussing the basics of RPG and how it can help your organization better compete in the marketplace.

More organizations are using an emerging technology practice called robotic process automation (RPA) to streamline enterprise operations and reduce costs. With RPA, businesses can automate mundane rules-based business processes, enabling business users to devote more time to serving customers or other higher-value work. 
What exactly is RPA?  RPA is an application of technology, governed by business logic and structured inputs, aimed at automating business processes. Using RPA tools, a company can configure software, or a “robot,” to capture and interpret applications for processing a transaction, manipulating data, triggering responses and communicating with other digital systems. RPA scenarios range from something as simple as generating an automatic response to an email to deploying thousands of bots, each programmed to automate jobs in a companies business system.
Join us on August 1st to learn more about this topic with real life examples.
We will also have another session of our ongoing series on Data and Data Collection with Joe Tanner and Tim McCarthy.
We will end with one of WVLN's world renowned UnConferences/Breakout Sessions.  The breakout sessions are a time for discussion and sharing.  There is no formal agenda, no leader.....just a group of people interested in a particular subject sharing their ideas and helping each other.  No matter if you are a beginner or an expert, you will be able to contribute to the discussion in a meaningful way.  Our topics for August 1:
1. Continuation of the RPA discussion.
2. Lean Leadership/Management
3. Lean Training/Teaching
4. Lean Standardized Work
5. 5S - Workplace Organization
And there will be time for networking, discussion and sharing before, during and after the meeting. 

Non-members of WVLN can attend one or two of our meetings as guests (at no-cost), so feel free to invite a friend/peer who might have interest in attending this special program.

Note: We are always looking for member companies to present an improvement project.  Do you have a project you would like to share with the group?  Do you have a subject you are passionate and knowledgeable about and would like to share? Drop me an email and we will fit you in during an upcoming meeting.

Check out www.wvln.org for more information.  Want to see a list of member organizations?  Not sure if your organization is a member already?  Not sure if you are current or past due on your membership dues....check out our membership and current/past due list.

Ready to join the group......
Contact Doug Ellenberger –dellenberger@greaterlafayettecommerce.com