Upcoming Events

WVLN Membership Meetings

Wabash Valley Lean Network's next meeting is at Indianapolis on June 6.  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.

Eli Lilly and Co. Corporate Center/Research Labs
North Entrance
307 Merrill Street
Indianapolis, IN 46225
June 6, 2019 8AM - 11AM

We do have limited seating for this event.  Now there are a lot of seats, but last year we had to cut off the registration.  So register early for this one to ensure you don't miss our outstanding program.

There will be actionable presentations focused on process improvement using lean philosophies and tools.  And time for networking, discussion and sharing before, during and after the meeting.  And we will have a little fun along the way.

Capital Group's Emily Schwanke and Agnes Schade with share their experiences with Design Thinking. A combination of presentation and hands on exercises will give us a better understanding of Design Thinking and how we can use this process.

Some of the world’s leading brands, such as Apple, Google, Samsung and GE, have rapidly adopted the Design Thinking approach, and Design Thinking is being taught at leading universities around the world, including Stanford, Harvard and MIT. But do you know what Design Thinking is? And why it’s so popular?

Design Thinking is a process in which we seek to understand the user, challenge assumptions and redefine problems in an attempt to identify alternative strategies and solutions that might not be instantly apparent with our initial level of understanding. At the same time, Design Thinking provides a solution-based approach to solving problems. It is a way of thinking and working as well as a collection of hands-on methods.  

Katy Howard-Rife with Eskenazi Health will present on a recent improvement project.
The Lilly team will share one of their latest improvement success stories, "Lean Labs: Lessons Learned."
And we will kickoff a new series on The Shingo Model....and how it can help all of us as we work to improve our processes using lean philosophy and tools.  

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