Upcoming Events

WVLN Membership Meetings

Friday April 16 11AM - 12:30PM
Navigating the Lean Journey with Keynote by IU Health

Join WVLN/ULN as we explore our lean journeys.  Chuck Russo from IU Health will share "Navigating the Lean Journey" covering how IU Health started from ground zero to where they are today. 
No matter if you are just getting started, thinking of getting started and/or somewhere along the process, join us for a fast-paced and informative presentation as Chuck gives us a first hand tour of IU Health's lean culture.

The second part of the event will have breakout sessions to discuss and ask questions about about introducing and/or using lean processes and lean culture in your organization.  We will cover your own development, learning about lean and continuous improvement and working with lean and process improvement initiatives.  This will be an opportunity to learn and share your experiences.  Beginner, Intermediate or Expert.....we want you to be part of the breakout groups and this virtual event.

Tuesday May 18 Noon - 1:00 PM
Problem Solving and A3

Do you want to learn more about problem solving and presentations.  Brian Hudson from Franciscan Health will be sharing his expertise.

A3 problem solving is a structured problem-solving and continuous-improvement approach, first employed at Toyota and typically used by lean manufacturing practitioners.[1] It provides a simple and strict procedure that guides problem solving by workers. The approach typically uses a single sheet of ISO A3-size paper, which is the source of its name.

May 6 - WVLN TBA

WVLN is a state-wide, member-driven group, focused on applying Lean principles and continuous improvement methods to eliminate waste in business processes so member organizations can gain a competitive edge.  WVLN helps train, connect and encourage members on their lean journeys through the exchange of knowledge and experience.

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 opportunity to meet, engage, and network with highly motivated individuals and leaders driving improvement in their organizations.

And there will be time for networking, discussion and sharing before, during and after the meeting.

Whether you’re new to process improvement and lean or an experienced practitioner, join us for our next meeting. Connect with peers and share experiences of implementing Lean process to a wide variety of fields, from manufacturing to healthcare to finance. Light refreshments will be provided, followed by guest speakers, a panel discussion, and time to network. 

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

Check out www.wvln.org for more information.

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